Tag Archives: Talking to professors

Study Tips: Get Back on Track

Start Smart: 9 Ways to Get Your Semester and Studies on Track

By Texas State SLAC

Students studying in library with laptop

Start smart! Reconnect with study partners from previous semesters.

Welcome back, Bobcats! As you kick off another semester at Texas State University, you face the task of re-establishing your academic routines and habits. To help you get your semester started right, the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) has a nine time-tested suggestions. Continue reading

Happenings: Spring Break Job Search

Be the best you can be: Use spring break to prepare for success

Whatever your major, Career Services can help you climb to the top.

Successful people often say that the road to success is paved by doing something you love, taking chances and acting on your ideas. With spring break coming up at Texas State, there’s no better time to set yourself up for a bright future when you’re not soaking up the sunshine.

Whether you’re getting in the groove of your freshman year or spreading your wings to fly in May or December, getting prepared for the future can only play to your advantage. Spring break gives you time to investigate and explore your career interests, by job shadowing or gaining new experiences, making it easier than ever to get up and go on your career path.

Allison Birk, a career advisor at Texas State Career Services, offers tips for turning your spring break opportunities into career success.

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Study Tips: Use Your Professor

Got questions? Professors are
your best resource for answers

Professor mentoring student

Professor Tom Grimes, author of the book Mentor: A Memoir, helps a Texas State student with her work.

By Texas State SLAC

It can be difficult to converse with professors before or after class. There may be too little time because the professor may have to go to another building, or another class may be waiting outside.

That’s why professors designate office hours to meet students outside of classes. Yet many professors say few students use this time. Take advantage of their willingness to help. Your professor may be formal in class but friendly and approachable one-to-one. Continue reading