Advising Season

After fall break, teachers and students begin to collaborate and coordinate to ensure we’re all prepared for our next steps, whatever they may be. In other words, fall break signifies the “get serious” portion of the semester, which involves coming together to talk about our four-year plans, class schedules, post-graduation plans and more.

I am one of the rare few that enjoys advising season. With my type-A personality and love of planning I find myself looking forward to a time that may be stressful for others. Thankfully, this campus is well prepared for this daunting three-week period. With resources like the Center for Career Planning, core advisers, peer mentor programs and more, we have plenty of opportunities to establish ourselves on campus and set ourselves up for success down the road.

As a freshman I didn’t expect people to invest themselves in me at all, let alone with the passion and dedication that I did receive. Now, as a junior I have been given the correct tools to serve as a mentor to other students in my position and become a leader in my own right. I have made many a four-year plan, and I love that. Now I get the chance to give back to the campus that has given so much to me!

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