NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the new academic year approaching many incoming students are coming to Tennessee State to get an early start on their course studies or to become more familiar with the university. TSU provides the opportunity for first years to experience both with an Academic Boot Camp.
This summer, 31 student-athletes joined other incoming freshmen for the combined four-week residential initiative for incoming freshmen, to earn academic credit. The program includes a rigorous academic and college preparedness program, introduction to college life, public speaking, workshops and technology. Physical and mental development exercises, such as self-discipline, respect for others, good study habits and how to succeed in life, are also key components of the program.
The student-athletes also received training on interviewing skills. The incoming freshmen also heard from members from the local media. Radio talk show host and voice of the Tigers, Greg Pogue, former TV anchor, Dan Phillips, and The Tennessean sports writer, Mike Organ, all provided tips on improving skills for various styles of interviews.