Best advice for college students from ASU professors | Arizona State University

Best advice for college students from ASU professors | Arizona State University


OK, three, two… (laughter). Why don’t you check out an online class? You don’t even have to get dressed! If we give you three weeks for a project,
it means it’s very difficult. Always check the syllabus before asking a
question. Go to office hours. Just follow the rubric. Know where your classes are. Why not just leave your phone in your pocket
when strolling through our beautiful campus? No matter what you study, make sure you check
your facts. Accuracy above everything. Your teachers are human beings, too, so think
of them in those terms. I’m still learning how to teach people. We’re also very active doing research and
helping to run the university. Just laugh at your professor’s jokes, because
it makes them feel better and they may be in a better mood when they grade your assignment. I encourage incoming students to forget about
their grades. The important thing is, the reason you’re here,
is to learn something. So here’s some take-it-with-you, holistic
life advice: Be aware of your personal brand and how you
present yourself: who you hang out with, the classes you take, the internships you accept. Take the time to engage in self care. The most caring professionals care for themselves. And most importantly, if you ever feel overwhelmed,
please reach out for help. Do something that scares you ever so… (laughter). OK, let me do this again. It is hard, hang on. (laughter)
Darn it! (laughter)

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