• Jin

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Jin's Bio:
    Hi, there! I'm Jin, and I am a passionate, talkative, dessert fanatic. Poems, good books, coconut water, and action movies make me happy. If we ever meet in person, you'll definitely hear me before you see me. You'll want to ask how many energy drinks I've had, but the answer will always be zero.

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

Office Hours

Every professor who teaches on campus has open office hours that are times when they are in their offices to be available to see students. In my experience, most professors seem to be in their offices for longer hours than what their office hours are stated as. It may seem inconvenient or even scary to go into a professor’s office during their office hours to talk to them one-on-one about class materials and such, but I’ve found that if students are struggling in class, it is absolutely crucial that they go and talk to their professors.

If you’re struggling through a class and you won’t go talk to the professor because you’re too busy, then you must be too busy to get a college degree. If their office hours don’t work, you’re encouraged to email them so that you can work out a time to meet them outside of their available times. If you think it’s awkward or inconvenient to see a professor outside of class, think about how inconvenient and awkward it would be to fail a class because you didn’t want to get help.

Of course, you may decide to utilize the tutoring center, CLG sessions, or SI sessions for the classes–also a very good idea. But students seem to underestimate the amount of help professors can give to them if they are struggling. Professors are here to teach. That’s what they do. And students are here to learn what they can teach us. Sometimes, that may require talking to them.

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