TOP TIPS from your Arts Peer Mentors

 

Consider peer mentoring and sign up to work with a UFV arts peer mentor. I've already touched on how beneficial it is to have someone to chat with who knows their way around campus and its multitude of services and resources.

 

Hmm…that’s a good question.  I think one of my biggest tips would be to go see an advisor!  I met with an advisor before I started at UFV and multiple times throughout my studies.  Meeting with an advisor will help you realize the many options available to you at UFV and set up a path for at least the short-term. 

 

I never thought I would be a Psychology minor, but I took a class and loved it. Branch out. It’s only first year! See what you like and don’t be afraid to try something new. Take a variety of courses in your first year. This will help you determine what you enjoy what you are good at. Often these are coincidental.

 

Spending all your time studying will suck the fun out of life, but spending no time studying will result in an unpleasant meeting with your program advisor. Balance is the key.

 

Do not to shy away from meeting with professors outside of class time. Take some time to visit them during their office hours anytime you have questions or concerns or just want to chat. They're not monsters - they applied for their jobs because they love teaching and seeing students succeed.

 

Try to get involved where possible, make new friends, and look for many of the neat opportunities UFV offers.

 Most of all just enjoy your UFV experience. Trust me it goes by quickly!

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