Over the last few years at Brock, I have had the opportunity to get to know some of my Brock Professors on more of a personal level. I cannot express how valuable it is to make these connections as they can open up many opportunities down the road!
For example, some Brock Professors hire Research Assistants. This kind of opportunity is invaluable! I have had the privilege of working as a Research Assistant this semester and have learned so much. This opportunity presented itself just by getting to know my Prof through asking questions, seeking advice and taking an interest in class topics.
Not only does getting to know your Profs provide cool experiences, it also makes you feel more connected to Brock. Not too long ago, I was walking down the hallway with my eyes on the floor and my head in the clouds. I was having a little bit of a stressful day and was feeling overwhelmed. All of a sudden, I heard a booming voice say, “Jess!! Jess!!”. I looked up to see my French Professor from first year. He came right over and asked how I was, how school was going, and if I was still studying French. He was genuinely interested in hearing how my studies have been going. Running into my Prof COMPLETELY lifted my spirits. It is so encouraging to be recognized by your Profs and feel as though you have made long-lasting connections!
I cannot express enough how thankful I am that I have been able to get to know some of my Profs more personally throughout my studies. The Profs at Brock are very approachable and are available to help you! You never know where the connections you make at Brock will take you!