faculty profile

Emily Heisler

PEER MENTOR
Email: eheisler@stevens.edu

Class of 2014

Major: Naval Engineering

Minor: Coastal Engineering

Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Varsity Women’s Fencing- Epee Fencer
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers- President
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority- Vice President of House Management
  • Women’s Programming Student Coordinator
  • Research Assistant at the Davidson Laboratory

 I also attend on occasion:

  • Stevens Christian Fellowship
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Stevens Italian Club

Advice you’d like to share with the Incoming Class: The best advice I could give would be to never pull an all-nighter.  The best tool I learned at Stevens was time management, and if you master that, you’ll never have to stay up late finishing an assignment.  Besides, after staying up all night, not only is your work sub-par but so is your performance in your classes the following day.  

Also, though the work assigned becomes stressful at times, don’t forget to enjoy yourself.  The best years of your life are ahead of you; don’t let them slip by because you’re studying all the time.  This school has a lot to offer, don’t be afraid to take advantage of it!

MY BEST STUDY TIP: The best studying advice I can offer would be: Don’t try to go at it alone.  Whether it is homework or studying for an upcoming test, forming study groups really helped me really learn the material.  Whether I was helping a peer by teaching them the material, or being taught by a peer, sometimes having a different approach to the coursework helps shed new light on the subject matter.

Also, it’s not just who you study with, but WHERE you study. I would suggest studying in places that you won’t get distracted by too many people/technology. Often times it’s all too easy to get distracted by items or people in the dorm rooms.  The library is a great place to get work done.  There are also rooms available on the third floor for group study; it’s a great place to meet people and get work done!

Finally, if group studying isn’t for you, or if you still aren’t grasping the material, the Academic Support Center offers free tutoring for just about every subject. I would suggest signing up for a tutor early in the semester so that you are promptly paired.

My Time Management Strategy: My time management strategy, GET INVOLVED! Staying busy helps me to not only get involved in campus activities, but also stick to a better study schedule.  Not only am I setting aside time to ensure proper studying will occur, but I also have breaks in my schedule set aside for fun campus activities. When you find the balance between work and fun, you’re set for a successful semester. 

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: On campus resources that I’ve used are the Academic Services and the Writing Center.  Academic Support Center offers free tutoring for almost every course offered at Stevens, and I am no stranger to asking for help.  When study groups just can’t cut it, it’s nice to have a tutor to go to for subject review.  Additionally, there is a walk in tutoring center in the library, which students can drop by with any questions they have without having to request a tutor. The Writing Center is great for any type of paper you have to write.  After I spent a few hours on my assignments, it was nice to have an extra set of eyes look over my papers and offer feedback.  

What Do You Like Best About Stevens? What I like best about Stevens is the community feel.  Not only do you know most of the students on campus by name, but the professors and campus police know you by name as well.  Additionally, the class sizes are small which creates a better learning environment, and the professors really make an effort to be available to the students at all hours of the day.  Finally, I love the opportunities available to the students on campus.  Not only does the entertainment committee and all of student life do a wonderful job of providing fun activities to get us out of our dorms, but if you ever have an idea for a club, or a function, you’re encouraged to do it.  The positive atmosphere that both the students and the professors at Stevens offer is what I love most about this school.