January 06, 2011
Take advantage of advising!
I got my undergraduate degree at University of Toronto, where there were something like 50,000 students. I never had an advisor, or met with anyone to plan my academic career. I loved the school, but it left me with the impression that I don't need any advice on classes or future plans. Well, it turns out I was wrong - or if not wrong, at least missing out on some great advice. At the end of last semester I met with a professor at SI to discuss my next semester, and it was wonderful! For half an hour we sat down and discussed my career goals and academic interests, and then reviewed the courses I had taken and wanted to take. I left the office amazed by the interest faculty take in each student and the quality of advice I got. I ended up changing almost all of the classes I had planned to take and I could not be more excited about the semester ahead. So I would encourage everyone to meet with at least one professor from time to time - the resources here at the School of Information are amazing, and you should take advantage of them!
Posted by abbysmi at January 6, 2011 02:05 PM