5 Tips for Succeeding in PBE

5 Tips for Succeeding in PBE
by Tesia Theriault

1. Join PBE Club 

The PBE club is a club specifically designed for our Department. They organize traveling to conferences, events like potlucks, club activity fairs, and Department barbeques. Most importantly, this is the easiest way to get to know the upperclassmen!

2. Build a Network

Get to know as many people as you can who are connected to your major. Knowing your peers will help you group study, which is essential, and knowing your upperclassmen is the easiest way to get old exams and quizzes to study from!

3. Utilize the Walters Hall Computer Lab

Yes! There is a computer lab with a printer in Walters Hall! Not only is it a great place to get work done, it’s also a good spot to meet others in your Department.

image source: www.esf.edu

image source: http://www.esf.edu

4. Work as a Group

Getting homework done, studying for an exam, and doing projects are so much easier to do if you’re working in a group. Ask your peers for help if you get stuck in a class. Most often someone will be able to help you or at least point you in the right direction.

5. Ask for Help

Your teachers and TAs are there for a reason, and that reason is to help you understand the material so that you can get a good grade! Also, the TAs are often the ones who grade your assignments, so they should be able to help you with homework problems, too. If professors see that you’re working hard, they’ll be more willing to help you get a good grade in the class.

Follow these tips and you’ll be off to a good start! Good luck!


Tesia Theriault is a bioprocess engineering major and will graduate in 2016.

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