Business students get a chance to `Meet the Professors’csudhbulletin October 19, 2016 0 COMMENTS
By Erik Flores
The Latino Student Business Assn. recently held a “Meet the Professors” event, where students were able to interact with and meet faculty from various departments.
Most of the time students never get to know their professors outside of the classroom, but this event allowed them to hear about their instructors’ backgrounds, fields of study and expectations in the classroom.
“Professors have so much to offer,” said LSBA President Uzi Rios, who conceived the event. “I wanted to help bring the professors and students together. I know that the professors have more than just teaching skills, but a career behind them.”
Aside from office-hour visits, many students miss out on opportunities to get to know their professors and improve their studies, he said.
Professor Markus Biegel attended the mixer as a new faculty member. He found it a good way for students to get involved with the campus community.
“It is my first semester teaching here, and when I was a student here many years ago, I was part of ASI,” Biegel said, “Students need to be more engaged and go beyond the classroom. I was glad to come out and support LSBA and the campus. Go, Toros!”
Getting to know potential future professors is a good way for students to learn about their expectations in classes students may one day take.
“It was a good turnout. Many students talked to past professors and professors that they would like to have in the future,” said Viviana Rayo, webmaster for LSBA.
Most of the students attending were undergraduates and LSBA members.