faculty profile

Gavriella Risman-Jones

PEER MENTOR
Email: grismanj@stevens.edu

Class of 2016

Major: Business and Technology

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Varsity Softball
  • Peer Mentor
  • Orientation Leader
  • Summer Community Assistant
  • Resident Life Office Assistant
  • Tour Guide 

Advice you’d like to share with the Incoming Class: Everyone will be nervous coming in, you aren’t the only one, try something new and talk to people you may not have approached in high school. There are so many interesting people and opportunities at our school you just have to make yourself open to them. Also make time before classes pick up to go to the city and see different things; you’re independent now use the freedom.

MY BEST STUDY TIP: Get tutors, even if you don’t think you’ll need one. They can help you with homework and strategize the best ways to study for tests based off of each teacher’s exam style. Also go to the library to study, the first floor is awesome for talking to people, but skip it and go to the second or third floor especially for Bio and classes you need to read a lot for.

My Time Management Strategy: I got an agenda book, and for every class I used the teacher’s detailed syllabus and I put in all my assignments, due dates, quizzes, tests, and when I would start studying for them. This is the best way to go to stay organized and on top of all your work. Also, in my phone calendar I put in all meetings and events for my clubs, sports, and work the day I learned about them. This way I’m never double booked and I had alerts set so I was always on time

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: Tutors, Professors, Teachers, Assistants, Teammates and older students, Faculty members

What Do You Like Best About Stevens? I love the location. New Hampshire was so boring and I wanted a college I could actually leave the campus, walk and have different things to do. Hoboken is so much fun and there are a ton of stores and restaurants to go to. And then NYC is right there for concerts and an endless list of possibilities. Also I love it for the size. It’s great obviously academically, but you’ll walk to class or to Pierce Dining Hall and say hi to ten people on your way. It’s never like you’re alone.