Tutor profile: Diane D.
Subject: Public Health
Students today love to have parties off and on campus. How has your education and training as a peer educator help students in thinking about their behavior prior to attending or hosting parties?
Personally, I know knowledge is power. We know that students prefer to listen to their peers. This is a generation of students who sometimes go with the status quo. Behavior or consequences are not always taught at home, therefore, having these presentations in class help students to recognize the potential dangers of substance use and misuse, risky sexual behaviors, and balancing school work and social life without compromising your academic performance. I was not given any instruction at home about risky behaviors that could be practice on or off-campus. I lived in a dorm where there were some room parties or campus parties every week.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science is equated with information literacy. How would your skills as an "information professional" better be utilized in helping others in the midst of this pandemic?
Excellent question. While during this pandemic, I was able to continue to work remotely with the Reference Library to assist students in getting assistance with database searches and finishing their coursework when their face-to-face classes were interrupted by the pandemic. Being able to work virtual and knowledgeable in the field of information is a great privilege. Plus, it helps to be a long term learner in the field of education.
I have found that many people have continued their education so that they can be competitive in the marketplace. What would you say the person who has completed their studies but has not found a job in the field in which they attained their higher degree? i
I would tell the person the exact same thing I was told when I started back for my second masters The job that we may have in mind may limit a person because the major they acquired have so many skills and experiences that the person did not realize qualified them for a job way beyond their imagination. Identifying all your skills will help match you with the perfect job.
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