Friday, July 12, 2013
Meet Coreen Robinson!
Hello 2013 Hixson Scholars! My name is Coreen Robinson and I am a 2011 Hixson from Plymouth County double majoring in journalism/mass communication and history. I cannot wait to get to know all of you as I serve as one of your peer mentors in the fall!
For this post, I will identify some campus resources that you may find useful in the fall as you begin your adventure as a Cyclone!
One of the very first resources you encounter on campus will be your community adviser, or CA. This upperclassman will live on your floor and will be able to help you answer any question you might have about residence hall life and beyond. Your CA will be a resource in your very own building that you can approach at any time.
When it comes to classes, one of the most important resources is your academic adviser. I highly suggest going to meet your academic adviser early in the semester and getting to know them. This person will help guide you in choosing your coursework and fulfilling the requirements for your chosen major. Advisers can also help you network for more involvement in clubs, organizations, and internships and jobs!
The one-stop spot on campus for all of your academic questions is the Academic Success Center, located right next door to the Hixson office in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center. Whether you have questions about classes, need a tutor, or want to seek academic counseling, the Academic Success Center is the place to go!
For questions regarding financial aid, loans, AccessPlus, and more, the Student Answer Center located in Beardshear Hall is the place to go! I found the entire AccessPlus system confusing as a first-year student, but a stop at this center will put you on the path to understanding!
Last but not least, the Thielen Student Health Center on campus is the place to go in the event you become ill or even if you need a prescription refilled. The health center is a great on campus resource that can help you avoid commuting off campus in the event of an emergency.
Perhaps most important of all, we as peer mentors and staff are resources for you! Please feel welcomed to ask us any question any time, because there really is no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to transitioning into college life! We’re here to help you make that transition a huge success! My email is email@example.com, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions before classes start!
Since there are truly innumerable amounts of resources at your fingertips on campus, the following PDF can give you information on more campus resources that I don’t have the space to explain here! http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/orientation/after/pdf/resources_and_services.pdf
I am sincerely excited to meet you all in just a few weeks! Enjoy the rest of your summer and GO STATE!