Thoughts from Counselors

FAIL: Is It Really Such a Bad F-Word?

by Brandi Willis Schreiber, Senior Academic Counselor and Program Director “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling It might seem ill-timed to think about failure so close to… Continue reading FAIL: Is It Really Such a Bad F-Word?

Conferences · Thoughts from Counselors

25 Years of Change

  By Rachel Onishi, Senior Academic Counselor Twenty-five years ago there were no laws in the United States that existed to advocate for disabled people and allow them to enjoy the freedom we as a nation are proud of. One of the men who started the movement for disability rights was Lex Frieden. This past… Continue reading 25 Years of Change

Thoughts from Tutors

Study Abroad: A Different Kind of Education

By Kirsten Smith, Tutor  If you’re like me, you are probably starting to make summer plans, such as looking at what classes to take, internship opportunities, and planning that epic summer vacation! There is one option that you may or may not have considered . . . study abroad! Hey everyone! I’m Kirsten Smith and… Continue reading Study Abroad: A Different Kind of Education

Thoughts from Tutors

Master Tutor: To Be, or Not to Be

By Victoria Andrews, Master Tutor Master Tutor: To Be or Not to Be If that is the question, I would have to say YES! I have been a Master Tutor (MT) with the TECHniques Center for three semesters and although I am SOO excited to graduate, I am really sad that at the end of… Continue reading Master Tutor: To Be, or Not to Be

Thoughts from Tutors

Finishing Strong

By Jordan George, Master Tutor With only five weeks left in the semester, you would think that things are starting to wind down. However, for most students, the exact opposite is true. Projects are being piled on, major exams are rapidly approaching, and stress levels are sky-rocketing. The last five weeks are undoubtedly the most… Continue reading Finishing Strong

Thoughts from Tutors

Professional Experiences to Prepare for the Professional World

By Matt Trela, Master Tutor Last week, I was posited this question about professionalism by one of the senior academic counselors: “How can you take your experiences from working at the TECHniques Center and apply them to a post graduation job?” Stop and think about this for a minute. We tutors are also students, pursuing… Continue reading Professional Experiences to Prepare for the Professional World