Seniors are an inexhaustible resource. They can provide you with a breadth and depth of information that can only be garnered from spending 4 years as an undergraduate. Whether it be the best bars, social spots, or the best secret locations to get your studying done. Seniors can be a valuable asset in college. They know what the school has to offer, and they can direct you in areas that school professionals may not be able too. Not to mention they can help you get into higher level classes by holding spots for you during registration.
A TEACHER IN YOUR MAJOR
A teacher in your major can act as a mentor. They can provide you with recommendations. They can direct you in a manner that aligns with your career goals. They can keep you informed in current events related to your field, and they can even serve as loyal friends. Teachers are a largely untapped resource, and they can prove very valuable in college.
YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Academic advisors are often overlooked, or worse, pigeonholed as useless. In reality, if an academic advisor likes you, and has your best interests at heart, they can fill you in on opportunities you may not be aware of. They can be seriously helpful when it comes to getting into certain classes. Having an academic advisor on your side can help you get into the best classes, with the best teachers, and the brightest students.
FACULTY MEMBER AT CAREER SERVICES
Career services can help you figure out what you really have a passion for in life. In addition, they can help you figure out what to do with those passions. They help you figure out what you are good at, and what you can do with your skills. Like academic advisors, these faculty members are often dismissed as a waste of college resources. The truth is, when you go into career services they are extremely eager to help you and provide you with more assistance than almost any other college faculty member.
DEAN OF YOUR MAJOR
You won’t get many chances to befriend the dean of your school, but sometimes you can slip into a class they teach and make an impression. When it comes to recommendations for future employment very few letters speak more highly than a letter from the dean of your college. Not to mention, the dean of your school is probably pretty bright, and you could learn a lot from him/her.