Chase your dreams; choose Crimson and Cream. Whether you know your life’s calling, or you’re still waiting for that phone call, at the University of Oklahoma opportunity knocks at every door.

Growing up, you and I were told to dream big and reach for the stars. Our parents, teachers, and friends encouraged us to chase our wildest dreams; to go out and find the passion that makes our hearts beat. They told us everyone has something they are called to do, something that they are great at that makes them different, unique, and special. But now as your senior year of high school comes to an end, and those stars you reached for come even closer, I’m sure you’re starting to wonder just what exactly your dreams are and what’s next. You may have an idea of what you want to major in and the kind of job you want after college or you may be like most of my friends and have absolutely no idea as to what type of cereal you want for breakfast tomorrow morning much less what you want to do for the rest of your life – either way, the University of Oklahoma is the place for you.

All the time people here at school or those from back home ask me, “What is the best part of OU?” My entire freshman year my answer would be, “Oh! It has to be how much fun the football games are!” or “It has to be having so much fun meeting so many new people!” or “It’s great to be away from home and able to do my own thing!” However, as true as those things are, as I head into my sophomore year I can sum up the greatest thing about OU in one word, and that is: Opportunity.

The University of Oklahoma has given me the opportunity to gain a world-class education in state-of-the-art facilities. The University of Oklahoma has given me the opportunity to make life long friendships with people from across the country and from around the world. More than anything, the University of Oklahoma has given me the opportunity to go out and make my dreams a reality. I walked onto campus as a freshman wanting to be active in business and politics some day but had no idea how to make that happen or what it even meant. Now today, just a kid from rural Oklahoma, I am an intern for a large corporation in downtown Oklahoma City as well as a part-time intern in a congressional office living and experiencing more than I had ever dreamed of. At the University of Oklahoma, if you can dream it, it can happen. Imagine your opportunities – the possibilities are endless. See you in the fall and best wishes.

Boomer Sooner,

Brent E. Bowles
University of Oklahoma, Class of 2015
Price College of Business
Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management

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