Meet the Supplemental Instruction Leaders

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Tiffany Chao

Business Admin/Marketing

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how important it is to join clubs and attend school events. They open up so many opportunities to meet people with similar goals and interests! I wish someone told me earlier, the importance of getting outside of your shell and expanding your network.

My best strategy for student success is . . . managing your time effectively and wisely! Once you're in college, you have the freedom to plan your own schedule. Being able to make smart decisions for yourself in the moment and in the future, is crucial to college success.


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Audrey Hilton

Psychology

 

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . where to get information about internships and research opportunities.

My best strategy for student success is . . . always communicate with your instructors when you want help. Most of them are very forgiving and want you to do well. Just ask!


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Yen Huynh

Computer Science

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that GE classes aren't so bad after all. Though it is a hassle trying to get into certain classes to fulfill your lower division requirements, you might actually find some classes to be inspiring and fun to learn more about. Don't let your major define what classes you should take, but take classes that interest and motivate you.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to not let your fear of asking others questions dictate your college experience. Be ready to ask and seek others for help on class assignments or advice on life when you feel confused or alone. Whether it is your friends, professors, or tutors from Peer Connections, you won't realize how helpful, nice and supportive they are until you talk to them. 


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Joara Jimenez

Child and Adolescent Development

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that I did not need to have everything planned out and that making mistakes is perfectly okay. This is a time in which we all learn from our mistakes and grow as individuals. College is a learning experience for everyone.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to balance time between self-care and school work. Whether it is before, during, or after assignments, it is important to take a break and take time for yourself. Self-care is essential for mental and physical well-being and will make college experiences enjoyable.


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Peter Lazari

Software Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . how important it is to go to class, even when you're not required to.

My best strategy for student success is . . . learn as much as you can in class and ask questions!


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Anh Le

Biomedical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that professors are not as intimidating as they seem.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to always balance what fits your goals, priorities, needs, and well-being.


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Juan Macias

Software Engineering

My best strategy for student success is . . . don't be afraid to seek out all resources that are made available to students to succeed academically. Apply for everything that you feel could help you succeed (scholarships, organizations) even if you are unsure if you qualify. Talk to others around you in your classes and study areas - opportunities come from all places!


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Ryan Maribojo

Biology

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . the importance of leaving your comfort zone. College is an excellent time to meet new people, create memories, and experience new things.

My best strategy for student success is . . . time management and being organized. Form study groups and don't be scared to ask for help from others. It is important to surround yourself with positive individuals who support you and your goals.


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Nikki Ravi

Computer Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that I can meet upperclassmen through programs held through SJSU and ask for advice whenever I need it.

My best strategy for student success is . . . constantly search for ways you can better your study habits.


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Syeda Rizvi

Electrical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that professors are there to help and are not as intimidating if you go and talk to them.

My best strategy for student success is . . . don't slack or procrastinate at all. Everything should be done well in advance to avoid difficult situations. Also, meetings with your graduation advisor are crucial because they can tell you about your progress and whether anything has changed in your major requirements.


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Walter Santisteban

Electrical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . about the different resources around campus, such as computer labs, workshops, Peer Connections, the Writing Center, Career Center, and advising.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to prioritize, work in groups, ask for help, and never stay quiet if you need help. Also, give purpose to your education. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I think of my goals, dreams, and the people I care about. It helps me get through tough situations.


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Qurat Ul Ain Syeda

Finance

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . that SJSU student communities didn't just end on campus but existed on virtual platforms like Facebook groups. From textbooks to housing, there's a group for everyone. These groups keep you up to date with all the relevant information to enhance your college experience.

My best strategy for student success is . . . never lose focus, be punctual for both your assignments and your classes and most importantly communicate with your classmates and professors.


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Paola Vera

Sociology / Health Science

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . to take advantage of your professors' office hours and really utilize their help.

My best strategy for student success is . . . stay organized and learn to manage your time.


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Pomai Yamaguchi

Chemical Engineering

When I started at SJSU, I wish I had known . . . more about impaction in the state school system.

My best strategy for student success is . . . to find a good study group.