faculty profile

Kyra Pastore

PEER MENTOR
Email: kpastore@stevens.edu

Class of 2016

Major: Electrical Engineering

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Treasurer of the Knitting Club
  • Secretary of the Chinese Student Association
  • Stevens Scholars student
  • Theta Phi Alpha sorority
  • Student Health Professions Club
  • Jazz Band

Advice you'd like to share with the Incoming Class: In your first semester of classes join as many clubs as possible. (Not an overwhelming amount though!) It’s helpful to know upperclassmen because they can give you advice on topics like housing for next year, the best gym classes to take and how to survive co-op.

MY BEST STUDY TIP: Don’t ignore the emails that the Academic Support Center sends about review sessions. Often times it’s difficult to be motivated to focus on studying on a Sunday evening, but the tutors are well versed in their areas of expertise and adequately prepare you for exams.

My Time Management Strategy: There are always many events occurring on campus, in Hoboken and in New York City so there are many distractions from studying. I like to plan my schedule the weekend before so I can finish my work, spend my time efficiently and then have room to have fun.

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: The Stevens library contains a lot of helpful information that most students don’t utilize. Many professors store copies of textbooks on reserve so if you don’t have the textbook you can go to circulation desk and borrow a copy. Also, students can reserve large study rooms in advance through the employees at the reference desk. These are very useful for group projects or for study sessions during finals week.

What Do You Like Best About Stevens? I enjoy the environment at Stevens. Even though the majors here are rigorous and competitive, professors and students are very friendly and helpful. My professors are approachable - I even feel comfortable walking up to a lecture professor and asking any question. Many classes, like design, foster teamwork, which is a great skill to have for real-world jobs.