Posted by Jordan Ollee on
Friday, February 08, 2013
The Freshman Gear Up Event held Thursday, February 7 had a record of 80
freshmen in attendance. Thank you to Russell Aivazian and Molly Morrisey for a
great event, insightful information, and delicious sliders. All those who
attended heard from three remarkable faculty members who teach 200 level undergraduate
classes: Dr. Dean Peterson (ECON 271), Dr. Bryan Ruppert (MGMT 280), and Dr. Valentina
Zamora (ACCT 230/1).
All three professors brought up
important facts that will help freshman as you begin business core classes and continue
your education at Albers.
- Visit During Office Hours. It is not enough to sit in the back
of the room and take notes.Engage during class and visit your professors
during their office hours; not only are you taking advantage of the resources
given to you, but creating a connection that will benefit you in the future when
you need recommendations or advice.
- Your Personality and Point of View Add
to Your Success.
Your personality and point of view are assets; they allow you to be successful
and grow. Albers business foundation courses provide undergraduates with a view
into the different business fields; take advantage of this opportunity and
engage fully in each class to discover what major and field inspire you. At the
end of the day, you will be more successful when you are passionate about the
topics you are studying.
- Common Practice Is Not Best Practice. Common practice does not necessarily
mean that the regular way is the best way, whether you are writing an email or
driving a car. Take action and do not accept common practice as your best
practice. Taking Business Communications with Dr. Ruppert will teach you all
about the best practice for communicating effectively in business world.
There are unlimited resources that
will only make a positive impact on your experience. Actively seek out
faculty, classes, and resources that will help you better engage and find passion in your education.
I am thankful for the faculty, staff, and students who have helped and encouraged me
throughout my four years at Seattle University.