Quick Tips for College Freshmen: Use your faculty’s office hours.

Take advantage of faculty office hours!

Yes, we’re really serious on this one! Most of your faculty set up weekly office hours.  Here are just a few reasons to meet with them:

  • Ask specific questions about assignments or the course.
  • Receive feedback on your progress.
  • Get academic advising.
  • If you’re interested in a their particular field or career path, you might be able to pick the professor’s brain about that, too.
  • It will make it easier for you to learn about future research opportunities.

However, the majority of college students never use these office hours and only meet with their faculty if required.  If you can’t make it to regularly scheduled office hours, set up an appointment.  Of course, be respectful of your faculty’s time: prepare your questions in advance, and don’t no-show!

There’s a wealth of knowledge and expertise just waiting for you, and you’ll likely not have this kind of access again after graduation, so take advantage while you can!

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