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The transition between high school and university can be daunting – and scary. You could be living alone in a new town and attending classes in a different setting. But one thing that shouldn’t scare you are the professors at the Smith School of Business. From my experience here, I can confidently say that my interactions with professors have been overwhelmingly positive. When I don’t understand a new concept, or even if life away from home becomes too difficult, I know I can count on the support of the professors here to help me get through.

Here are three common myths about professors, and what you can actually expect at the Smith School of Business:


Fact: Professors are always open to meeting with their students – even (and especially) first year students. Professors hold weekly office hours, and are more than willing to meet with any student during and outside of those office hours to discuss course content, assignments, or even just to give life advice.

Myth #2: PROFESSORS WANT ME TO DO POORLY. Fact: Professors might have higher expectations for work than your high school teachers, but this does not mean that they want you to do poorly. Professors will take the care to equip you with the necessary tools to meet and exceed their expectations, so that you can be better prepared for when you enter the workforce.

Myth #3: PROFESSORS DON’T CARE ABOUT ME. Fact: With small class sizes (and a small professor-to-student ratio), professors at the Smith School of Business value your opinion and contributions. Name tags are used in almost every class so that each professor can get to know you by name.

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