seniors were asked
advice would you give to incoming biology
- Learn how
to study, meet all of your professors, take every
opportunity, and always ask questions.
your options open and go into courses willing to
give a hundred percent and you can’t help but be
to know your professors because they are priceless.
advice would be to get involved with the program as early
the opportunities and see what is best for you.
All of the
opportunities in the program will help you get where you
want/ need to go.
an advisor ASAP so you can determine your course schedule
(and not “waste” time on other
the tutoring and career centers; they’re the best
untapped resources around.
involved in Bio Club and get to know the professors. They
are great. You won’t find professors like them
not feel bad or get frustrated when you find yourself doing
double or triple the amount of work as people in other
prepared to work hard, it can be rough at times, but very
an idea of what you want to do and start early.
involved in as possible.
advantage of freshman year classes and do well in them
because they are definitely the base for everything else
you will do.
to your professors a lot, go to office hours,
It makes a
off to a good start.
possible take some classes during the summer so your senior
year won’t be as stressful, don’t wait till the
be afraid to become friends of faculty. They are here for
your classes two semesters ahead of time.
build your resumé.
classes in various majors. Think about careers and make
sure this is what you want to be. Then be here and give it
what you've got.
ahead. Get ready for study and work or get out. Get to know
on top of your work-don't procrastinate-work is
difficult but do-able if
done in a timely fashion.
everything assigned plus more.
- Learn the
stuff. Don't just cram to pass the test.
had no idea how much the major and its classes would take,
the dedication I would need.
I would have adjusted a lot better had I known but it seems
like you have to feel your way through and learn as you go.
But the support from faculty and
majors is invaluable. I would tell incoming majors to seek
out the faculty for help. They will help you and make it
you can plan out your four years coming in, make time for
study abroad, internships and things.
a four-year plan and go over it with an advisor in the bio
out your courses early and keep focused on what you do and
get where they want.
advantage of all opportunities.
thinking about internships, research, outside summer