Thursday, September 4th, 2014...5:35 pm

New Beginnings

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Guest Post by Sheri Stock

It’s that back-to-school time of the year when the excitement of new friends and shiny school supplies coincides with the apprehension of new professors, new classes and for many, a new campus to navigate. My name is Sheri and I’m a second year grad student in the Master of Social Work program. I remember feeling excited but also nervous at the beginning of fall semester last year. The first thing I did was set aside time to explore the campus to avoid that deer-in-the-headlights feeling. Once I got a sense of the major buildings and campus layout, I felt more like a bona fide grad student and less like an awkward tourist. If you didn’t participate in a campus tour then I’d recommend checking out the following places:



Reading through key websites was also helpful to find the information that I’d need throughout the school year such as the following:

After collecting a stack of hefty syllabi in the first week of classes, I felt overwhelmed yet again. Resist the urge to bury your syllabi somewhere deep in your desk drawer and instead, read them carefully.  These documents contain all the information you need for your coursework and will prevent you from asking a question that has already been addressed.

Good luck!




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