Advice for New Students

Former graduates have recommended:

  • Slow down. Don't fast-track through the program.
  • Take electives. Don't limit yourself to just the required courses.
  • There is so much to be learned!
  • Be a graduate assistant (GA). This is a very good way to get connected with other students,
  • and get to know the department, program and faculty.
  • Ask questions...lots of questions.
  • Develop an overall plan; organize your semesters on paper...this will help you formulate questions.
  • Use your Program Checklist! Participate in the PSC Mentor Program.
  • Use your proactive, contact them, ask questions, and keep in touch!