Sometimes the shortest and best path to making a decision or solving a problem is to ask for insights from someone you perceive as having more life experience than you.
Family and friends are typically the people 1st year students turn to when their college experience begins to feel overwhelming. The advantage is our family and friends know us well, and have our best interests at heart. The disadvantage might be that they may not realise the consequences long-term to the advice they're giving.
Getting good advice means getting a perspective on a problem that is different from your own.
To get insights that you wouldn't otherwise discover, talk with people who have varied experiences and viewpoints. MTU offers students a number of options for getting good quality advice from experienced professionals who understand the implications of these kinds of decisions.
- Head of Department/Class Coordinators/Lecturers
- Academic Success Coaches
- Careers Service
- Mature Student Office
- Disability Support Service
- Counselling Service
Good advice should help you to make a decision, not tell you what your decision should be. Please ensure you take the time to talk to the right people who can help you make the right decision for you. Staff at MTU are here to help you so please remember to speak to someone so that any decision you make is an informed one.