Tips on having a successful semester

What advice would you give fellow GVSU students to have a successful semester?

“Meet as many people as possible. The more people you know, the more connections you’ll make. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and don’t shelter yourself.”

Name: Sean Hieftje

Year: Senior

Major: Finance

Hometown: Fremont, MI

“Be sure to talk to your professors. They are always happy to give extra study tips and will help with anything you need. Also, don’t study in your room because it’s easier to fall asleep and there are more distractions. Go to an empty classroom or the library.”

Name: Katie Alphenaar

Year: Junior

Major: English

Hometown: Grand Haven, MI

“Use your resources such as professors, the library and classmates. Also utilize the bus system because it’s free. Catch the bus early because they are always running late during the first week of classes.”

Name: Jamie Bott

Year: Graduate

Major: Physical Therapy

Hometown: Traverse City, MI

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re struggling in class, don’t feel ashamed to ask questions because you’ll come out being smarter. Have a support group to help with study habits; people who will help you get on the right track.”

Name: Hailey Carl

Year: Freshman

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Monroe, MI

“Don’t procrastinate. If you leave assignments until the last minute, you’ll start feeling rushed.”

Name: Abby Wickenheiser

Year: Freshman

Major: Allied Health Sciences

Hometown: Monroe, MI