The conversation these questions will prompt will lead you to more questions. If you run out of time, don’t freak out. Keep a record of your conversation and the questions you have left. If you need to make another appointment, do it right then and there or send a follow-up email with your questions if they don’t require another session.
Learning a foreign language in college is tough and incredibly rewarding. I encourage all college students to lean into that challenge because attending college is supposed to challenge you to grow emotionally, mentally, spiritually (at times) and especially intellectually.
It’s easy to get your head stuck in the silo that is college. Between student orgs, exams and career development, it’s hard to find enough time to breathe and pay attention to what’s happening outside of campus. Alas, staying civically engaged is yet another responsibility of adulthood. If you are not informed about decisions that [...]
To get straight to the point, they don't matter. That's the short answer. I’m serious. The SAT/ACT scores do NOT matter. The slightly longer answer is it depends. Sometimes yes, but mostly no. The purpose of the SAT/ACT is to predict your successfulness in college. The problem with these standardized tests is that they do [...]
Navigating higher education can be confusing. I know there are a lot of factors to consider. Talking to a college student can give you valuable insight. When you sit down with a college student, thank them for their time and respect the time that they have. You don’t have to use all these questions. They’re just a good place to start.
I understand that the process of picking the right major can be stressful. You feel like a lot is riding on this decision and in a lot of ways you are right. What you choose to study will shape your academic career.
College students are encouraged to create healthy, professional relationships with their professors both in and out of the classroom. Professors have access to an entire network of resources that can help advance you academically and professionally. Don’t squander these opportunities by coasting through classes. If you plan your classes right and you’re strategic about the professors [...]
Career advisors are worth their weight in gold and you should meet with your frequently and early! (By early, I do mean as soon as you get on campus. The first day of school if possible would be best.) The reason I am so adamant about you creating a strong relationship with your career advisor early on is so that they can help you make the most of your academic career to prepare you for a strong head start post-graduation.
Trust me. Academic advisers are indispensable. Strive to get as much face time with them as possible.
When I studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea, the first month I was in school. I stayed an extra month to explore and solidify my Korean. I ended up going to my friend’s wedding while I was there too....
There is a method to the madness of graduating in 4 years or less. Being strategic about the way you schedule your classes will help you cross the finish line strong!
Your resume is a reflection of your accomplishments and hard work. Now is not the time to be humble. If you did amazing work, own it! Show off to potential employers how promising you are.
Personally, I have two degrees and yes, they are completely worth it. I have a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Liberal Studies. I knew long before I started at the University of Houston that I wanted a degree in Liberal Arts. I’ve always valued a liberal arts education and I believed it would round out my educational experience at U of H. (I was right).