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PEAR Mentors

Jordan Burda

Jordan Burda
jordan.burda@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and Math

Hometown: Round Lake Beach, IL


If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"I would tell them to make friends within their Education and other classes because then they can form study groups easily.  Making friends within the Education classes will come in handy because they will be taking the same classes throughout their 4 years, and they would form close friendships."

Amanda Frazier

Amanda Frazier
amanda.frazier@marquette.edu

Majors: Middle/Secondary Education and English

Hometown:  Ringwood, IL

If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  It may feel like other people have their lives together and are not feeling overwhelmed or homesick or culture shocked, but everyone has times when they are not 100%. It’s okay, and it gets better."

Oscar Guzman

Oscar Guzman
oscar.guzman@marquette .edu

Majors: Middle/Secondary Education and English

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"Starting college was a big adjustment, but I never realized how powerful it is to start a conversation.  By starting a conversation, we are putting ourselves in position to learn a lot from someone.  Ultimately, we are all teachers, and it is truly important that we spend the time and effort to reach out to others so that we may be influenced by them and change for the best so we may be effective educators."

Dina Jalel

Dina Jalel
dina.jalel@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and History

Hometown: Saratoga, CA


If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"Seek out all the opportunities that the College of Education has.  There are so many ways to build connections or your career forward if you look around or ask!"

Mary Claire Seeburg

Mary Claire Seeberg
mary.seeberg@marquette.edu

Majors: Middle/Secondary Education and Math

Hometown: Northbrook, IL


If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"Keep an open mind about all of your field experiences and find other College of Ed students who you can share your experiences with.  Expect to have bad days and excellent days, but take time to reflect about your experiences and find the positive takeaways each day."

Katie Starsky

Katie Starsky
katrina.starsky@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and Communication Studies

Hometown: Mequon, WI

If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"My advice to an incoming Education student would be to balance everything, which can be difficult at first and takes some; however, once you are able to balance school, service learning, and your social life, you will be able to succeed in all realms of your life."

Kelli Swanson

Kelli Swanson
kelli.swanson@marquette.edu

Majors: Middle/Secondary Education and Biology

Hometown: Huntley, IL

If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"If I could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, it would be to be as organized as possible and to ask questions.  When they are starting out in a new place and program, there can be a lot of confusion and questions that come up, and when a student is organized, it can help to possibly clear up some confusion, and it can be helpful to have all paperwork organized in order to ask questions."

Kathleen Wolff

Kathleen Wolff
kathleen.wolff@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and English

Hometown:  Arlington Heights, IL

If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"If I could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, it would be to not let fear (of any kind!) hinder him or her from making the most out of his or her time at Marquette.  Don’t be afraid to interact with the “shy student” in the classroom or explore reasons why the “misbehaving student” act the way he/she does.  Don’t let fear (perhaps drawn) from a lack of experience working with kids in a classroom setting) prevent you from applying yourself in difficult situations.  Rather, rise up to these challenges and you will be amazed at the positive effect his has on your intellectual growth."

Jordan Yohe

Jordan Yohe
jordan.yohe@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary/Middle Education and English

Hometown:  Hemet, CA


If you could give one piece of advice to an incoming Education student, what would it be?

"I would say to keep an open mind and don’t knock something until you try it. The great thing about the College of Ed is that we get to double major. Don’t discount a science class or a criminology class just because you think you won’t like it. Try everything and find something you love."



Want more information about the PEAR Program? Contact Tina McNamara at tina.mcnamara@marquette.edu


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