Since it’s the very beginning of a new school year and a new semester, I feel I should start my blog the same way I started my career here at Montgomery: with a little advice.
When I first started here, I had so many questions. Some were little things, concerning parking and such, but others were much more important. Why can’t I sign up for this class? What do I need to do to be accepted into a Health Sciences program? Will my credits transfer from another university? On top of the questions I had, I am also a gratuitous planner. I have a hard time committing to anything without knowing exactly what I’m getting myself into. Because of this, I really needed someone to help me plan my course of action. This, my friends, is where the Office of Counseling and Advising comes in.
If you have any questions, anything you are unsure of (even if it seems small or stupid or insignificant), or if you are worrying about something regarding your schoolwork or your plan, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a counselor in the advising office. I went there recently and I feel so much better for it. They are willing to listen, more than willing to answer your questions, and they won’t make you feel stupid for asking. You aren’t annoying them! Helping you out and giving you advice is their job and from what I’ve seen, they really do enjoy it. The meetings tend to be quick and efficient as well, so if you are worried about a time-crunch, don’t fret. I had tons of questions when I went in and they got me in and out fairly quickly and never made me feel like they were rushing me.
So, this being the beginning of the semester, chances are you have questions (or will at some point). I urge you to just go and ask. I did, and the people there were extremely kind to me. They are there to help you and you should take advantage of it.
Seriously, do it. It’s totally worth it.
Until next time,
Also, since I’m really liking the whole “Music I’m Currently Listening To” thing my fellow bloggers have got going, let me make my own little contribution (theme appropriate and everything):
“With a Little Help from My Friends”
Beatles original: With a Little Help from My Friends-Beatles
As well as the cover by Joe Cocker: With a Little Help from My Friends-Joe Cocker
(There’s also a version by Mumford and Sons, should that be of interest to you.)