faculty profile

Gavriella Risman-Jones

PEER MENTOR
Email: grismanj@stevens.edu

Class of 2016

Major: Business and Technology, Concentrations: Information Systems and Marketing

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Varsity Softball
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority
  • Resident Assistant
  • Peer Mentor
  • Tour Guide
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee
  • Promotions and Marketing Committee 

Advice you’d like to share with the Incoming Class: Have fun, freshman year is difficult because of the transition from high school and living with your parents to being independent at college. Don't sweat it, other students will be nervous too. Just go into orientation/college in general with an open mind set and try something new. Join a lot of clubs, organizations or teams. This is the easiest way to make new friends.

MY BEST STUDY TIP: Whenever possible, don't binge study! We all do it, but it's a lot easier and more effective if you break it up and start studying a week or more before the test. This helps a ton with biology and Physics tests.

My Time Management Strategy: Invest in an agenda book and write down all assignments and due dates. This keeps you on top of any group meetings, assignments and tests. One thing I was surprised about is that professors don't always assign homework during class. Sometimes they just follow the syllabus and expect you to keep up with assignments from there. So make sure when you get a syllabus you copy any assignments into your agenda.

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: The writing center, free tutors, teaching assistants, office hours and older students.

What Do You Like Best About Stevens? The location and opportunity it opens for me. At my current internship I tell people where I'm from and most have heard of it, which is saying something because I'm working in California.