Posted by Russell Aivazian on
Friday, May 18, 2012
E-Commerce and Information Systems, Operations, Quantitative Methods and Applications.
As Spring Quarter draws to a close, course registration is on EVERY business students' mind. Whether you are studying abroad or staying her in Seattle, the biggest (and sometimes most existential) question is: What courses should I take? [Insert Rebecca Black Lyrics Here]. As a person who really wants to know what I am getting myself into when I register for a course, the course titles listed above often give me little hope for my future learning in a class. However, I am here to tell you: GIVE EVERY COURSE A CHANCE!!!
Being in business school means expanding your horizons and taking risks on courses that will give you a leg up in the business world. I can tell you that even though I dreaded the first day of all of the classes listed above, the professors at Albers are invested in creating curriculum that is interesting, engaging, and can be applied to a broad range of business disciplines.
Essentially, my message is this: DON'T JUDGE A COURSE BY ITS TITLE!!!
In order to navigate your way through these courses, I urge you to consider the following steps:
- Prepare for registration early! You will not be able to use this advice in a short amount of time.
- Check for the professors' syllabus online. Albers has placed all of the syllabi for all of their courses in one easy location on the Albers Website
- Talk with your friends; they are your most valuable asset. The business school has A LOT of group projects (which are all really intentional and interesting) and you will be more successful if you know at least one person in your class.
- Email the professor who teaches the course, they may be able to give you a little insight into the class and how to best prepare for the material ahead.
This is not just unique to the business school, and it is important to make connections with your peers, professors, and professional advisors (see what I did there) so that you can tailor your Seattle U experience to your interests and future career aspirations.
Until next time,
Russell Aivazian, New Student Mentor (NSM)
Junior Business Management Major with Entrepreneurship and Finance | Albers School of Business and Economics