The CASCers

Lynne A. Bennion

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Major
I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I'm the current Manager of the ASC.
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?
When seeking a major and future career, EXPLORE! A lot! Talk to people in fields you're interested in about what they love most and dislike most about their work, how they got to where they are now, what they spend most of their work days doing, etc.: this will give you a richly detailed sense of a given career at a personal level. Come to the ASC and explore all the technical details of careers of interest (e.g., what schooling/certification does it require, what is the salary range likely to be, how does the job market look for 5 years down the road, etc.), to get a broader view of a given career. Career exploration classes and career tests can be very helpful, also. Find a balance between being purposeful and engaged in researching majors and careers, AND also giving yourself time to explore rather than making a hasty, final decision and expecting to never change your mind. You won't "waste time" taking classes that help you think and/or create new skills, even if you don't choose to major in those subjects later on. Research suggests that nearly 3/4 of all employers are less concerned about what potential employees majored in than they are in hiring employees who have certain skills, including critical thinking skills, oral and written communication skills, and social skills in addition to whatever technical skills may be required.

Jessica Bennett

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Major
Elementary Education
What do you plan on doing for a career?
I plan on being an elementary school teacher! My dream grade would be third grade-- the time when the kids are old enough to be learning fun things, and they still respect their teacher!
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?

Veronica Harvey

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Hometown
Fayetteville, AR
Major
Dance BA; Nonprofit Management Minor
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?
Trust yourself, and ask for help. Remember that you were accepted to BYU, which means you not only belong here, you are wanted here. Try new things and ask for help! The smartest thing you can do is remember how many people are here to support you in your college experience - advisers, professors, TA's, classmates, and especially the ASC! We all want you to succeed.

Abby Hull

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Hometown
Hooper, Utah
Major
Experience Design and Management
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?
BYU is harder than high school, but totally worth it. Don't give up, and remember you don't need to be perfect. Just do your best.

Amanda Wood

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Hometown
Salt Lake, Utah
Major
Early Childhood Education
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?
Using a planner will help you to balance your school, work, and social life. Make sure to pencil in due dates, and important events, but most of all, use it to prioritize your time. Come check out the Academic Success Center for workshops and individual peer mentoring! I am excited to help you with your academic success!

Stephen Lind

Hometown
Alpine, UT
Major
News Media
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?

Jace Whetten

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Hometown
Flagstaff, AZ
Major
Accounting
What advice would you give to a new BYU Student?
If there is a TA lab for the class, go there! Study there! Live there! Doing your homework in the TA lab helps you schedule the time to do your homework, get to know your TA's, and ask questions right when you have them.