The Importance of Building a Relationship with Your College Professors

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(Image Credit: Tyler Olson)

In high school, getting better acquainted with your teachers happened without you really having to try. You saw them every day for an hour, sometimes two. They had you in class for a full year and maybe even in a study hall. In college, your professors are a bit different. If you’re in a seminar, chances are you’re just a number on a list of 200 kids. In your smaller classes, your professor will most likely get to know your name, but it’s up to you to get them to remember you once the semester is over. It can definitely be intimidating to try to establish the type of professional relationship with a professor that may have developed easily with your high school teachers, but know that the vast majority of professors out there are eager to get to know their students. To develop a professional relationship with your professor be an active participant in class, actually go to the office hours they constantly talk about and don’t be nervous to have a one-on-one conversation. Here are five reasons you’ll be glad you did! Continue reading

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Life After College: It’s a Marathon not a Sprint

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(Image Credit: Minerva Studio)

So, you’re walking across the stage at your college graduation, preparing yourself to receive that diploma you worked your ass off for (give or take) four years to get. It’s such an exciting time! It really is, so drink it in! Because shortly after obtaining that certification, the door to adulthood swings open and before you know it, you’re back in your hometown, frantically searching for a job; anything to put those skills you spent the last four years refining to good use (for decent money, of course). Continue reading

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Youtube Gen Ed 101: Some of the best places to have fun learning

Emily Graslie on THE BRAIN SCOOP (Image Credit: Emily Graslie)

Emily Graslie on THE BRAIN SCOOP (Image Credit: Emily Graslie)

As a confessed Nerdfighter, I very much enjoy learning new things. Since most Nerdfighters are rather comfortable on YouTube, it’s nice that just about anything I could want to know is just a quick search away. For people who just want to learn in general and don’t have something specific in mind, there are a handful of great channels to subscribe to that will keep the learning coming on a regular pace! Continue reading