If there is one thing that I have learned from college, it is to always stay on top of your game. Thinking about things ahead of time is essential, especially when it comes to next semester’s classes.
You would think that I would listen to my own advice. Don’t get me wrong, of course I have been design my next semester schedule for weeks. However, that does not mean I haven’t had a few timing mishaps thus far. One of these mishaps, in particular, was a scheduled session with my academic advisor.
I had a meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m…make that 3:00 p.m. (Oops). Here comes little ole’ me, plopping myself down in front of my two advisors with a huge smile on my face.
I didn’t think anything was wrong, until one of them asked me why I was so engaged in my conversation with them. I then exclaimed that I was there for a group advisory session. However, little did I know, the session had just ended
After this realization, an apology, and a few laughs, the advisors were more than happy to spend some extra time going over information about scheduling next semester. They were even willing to sit and answer my specific questions (as well as listen to a few more of most sincere apologies).
If you take anything away from this, know that your advisors are understanding people who want to help you. They are there to assist and guide you, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of meeting with them…even if you show up late.