Julian Collins, author and Tabor Business school student
Senior Digital Marketing Major at Millikin University, laid back and amusing with a passion for sports and graphic design

As a business major with a focus on Digital media Marketing through my day to day life I have learned many tips that have helped me smoothly transact my day to do duties that make up the course.

As a business student our classes and curriculum is field with a very diverse group of classes, from finance and numbers to Information technology so needing to be able to adjust is important to succeeding this major as not all classes are the same even within specialization within degree. As a Tabor student checking email daily is the most important thing to the day-to- day process, professors are constantly sending information about assignments and due dates. Most classes have group work incorporated and communicating within teammates are carried out through these channels.

As many of my classes have group projects I spend my afternoons immediately after class meeting with groups and completing group assignments. Also most professors have office hours available so taking advantage of them and going in to clear any confusions. Many of your peers will have these similar classes so using them also as outlets is great for tabor students. Evenings are more relaxed as much load is done during the early hours of class which now gives you the ability to plan future assignments and due dates. With many personal and group assignments, staying organized is important. Going through the syllabus to cross out completed work and view upcoming dates.

Tabor Student and athlete David Jones has a different schedule as an athlete where time is more constricted. Having to balance football and class load he has to organize himself differently than non-athletes. David talks about troubles with work scheduling of classes and sports,

David Jones- Millikin Tabor School of Business Major and Football Player (OLB)

“it’s difficult to find times for things outside of what’s scheduled. To meet with groups or complete lengthy papers”

Running from class to meetings, non athletes do not always understand how time restricted athletes are and how it prohibits them from doing certain things. As a solution he found for his problem was

“ working with people who understand… showing effort”

 Having partners who are willing to work with him was found to be helpful and he added that doing the little things when he could, helped him when he would have to miss out as the team understood and are appreciative.

Professor Michael Osei, an instructor of Millikin economic and finance department, is a very personable person that I feel has given me many inspirational lessons outside of textbook work. He is always pushing his students to work hard and not to waste this advantage. I asked him “What important tool and/or piece of information would you give to a freshman or Tabor student as a key to helping them in their day-to-day success as a student?” in response to the question he supposed,

Micheal J Osei is an Assistant Professor of Financial Economics at the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University

“Remember, every decision in life involves a tradeoff so if you have made the decision to be in school then make it count; give it your best shot no matter how challenging it may be! Choose excellence and do not settle for mediocrity or resort to excuses. reach out to your instructors/classmates if you have questions. No matter your background, believe you can for “if you can believe, all things are possible to [the one] who believes”. See each day as a gift and always make the most out of it!

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