Time to plan your next schedule

By Brenna Saxon, Contributing writer

Midterms are wrapping-up. The semester is past its midpoint.  This means, it is time to start planning for your next academic year.

March is advisement month for students.

But why is it so important for students to make an appointment with their advisers?

Student, Matt Courter, offers his thoughts on the matter, “I think advising is when a person shares necessary knowledge for the benefit of a student’s education.”

Advisers play an important role with students, not only as educators, but as people who can give reliable advice to students regarding their futures.

Each individual maps their future with goals.

Advisers play a big part in helping students reach their goals in order for them to graduate and get where they need to be.

“One of the hardest things is aligning expectation to reality,” said Josh Tucker, English professor and adviser.

 Tucker expresses the concern of professors as to who the best candidates were to be advisers and who could provide the help necessary to provide for the students.

Tucker said best advice for students would be for them to try and find an idea as to what they want to accomplish in life.

He adds, nothing has to be set in stone, but a good place to start is to know where you want to be, say, ten years from now.

The month of March is known ad “advising month,” reminding students to seek out appointments with their advisers, and get ahead by planning for the next step in the student’s academic career.

 Each individual maps their future with goals.

Advisers play a big part in helping students reach their goals in order for them to graduate and get where they need to be.

“One of the hardest things is aligning expectation to reality,” said Josh Tucker, English professor and adviser.

Tucker said best advice for students would be for them to try and find an idea as to what they want to accomplish in life.

He adds, nothing has to be set in stone, but meeting with an adviser and outlining a plan is a good place to start is to know where you want to be, say, ten years from now.

The month of March is known as “advising month,” reminding students to seek out appointments with their advisers, and get ahead by planning for the next step in the student’s academic career.

If you do not know who your academic adviser is, log into Tigerweb.  Here, you should find the name of your academic adviser and your completion coach.  You can easily reach your adviser by visiting the campus directory where you can search for a specific name and learn their email, phone extension and office location.