Category - Academics

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First Day of Class Preparation
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Classes Provide Real-World Experiences

First Day of Class Preparation

It’s your first semester of college and, plainly stated, you are clueless. Everything is changing. Suddenly, you are saying goodbye to friends, then your parents. You find your new closet empty of clothes, and the wall bare of posters. You are at college. Still, you’re clueless. Why are you here? Ah, yes. College education. But where is the classroom? What supplies are needed? Here are five tips to better orient to the college classroom as a student. 1. Email the professor ahead of time—Before school commences, I recommend composing a quick, polite email to your professors. Introduce and give them a little[…]

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Classes Provide Real-World Experiences

One of my favorite parts of pursuing a degree in communications at John Brown University is gaining real-world experience. In several of my major classes, I have had the opportunity to work with both internal and external clients in the fields of marketing and public relations. These classes have shown me what my career will look like. I have been able to experience creating plans and also working to enact them. My first experience with an external client was in my principles of marketing class. My team created a plan for a local restaurant, and the restaurant used our plan for[…]

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