Eric Talaska's College Story
My first college experience was while in the Army in Alaska. The Army encouraged me to continue college and paid for some of it, however due to “affirmative action”, I was not allowed to go to any officer school.
I worked for the university's media services to film some stories around campus and also interned at KSFM, TV-5 where I assisted reporters and sometimes sat with the evening news anchor during a live broadcast. I decided not to pursue a career in journalism due to the low pay and competitiveness.
There were many pranks in my dormitory room and I lived off campus for the last few years. I spent more a lot of time going driving around, going to the local lakes and visiting family while at the U of A. I regret not spending more time on campus to study more and socially networking better. Once I was accepted into a fraternity, but quickly resigned the opportunity.