I was an international student and worked as a graduate research assistant for the funding i received at the university. On a typical a day, i spent about four hours assisting my academic mentor(supervisor) with his work by either teaching his class, marking papers, analyzing data, searching for literature for his research work etc. and go for my classes in the evening. Some days, i spend all the time on school community farm assisting other professors with work on their vegetable farms and i must say these were my favorite times on campus because i love working on the field. I have learn a lot from Tennessee state university especially on how to work and associate with people from diverse culture due to the multilateral nature of the school community with very supportive professors and welcoming colleagues. Above all, I learn that with prioritization and determination crowd with the grace of God, one can achieve anything one's sets the mind on.