faculty profile

James Wolf

PEER MENTOR
Email: jwolf@stevens.edu

Class of 2016

Major: Civil Engineering

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Club Baseball
  • Golf Club
  • Polish Club
  • Entertainment Committee
  • Intramural Sports 

Advice you’d like to share with the Incoming Class: Stay organized! In your first year of college, the work load may seem overwhelming at times compared to high school.  I found that keeping an updated planner and calendar prevented me from procrastinating. Believe it or not, you actually have more free time when you get things done earlier rather than later.

MY BEST STUDY TIP: There are tricks I have learned to study for each class.  For math, I learned that by doing web assign and problems from the text book one can easily conquer any math class here at Stevens.  Most people struggled in Chemistry; therefore, I discovered that by reading the text book it was the best way to study for the test.  The advice I would give for Physics is to stay on top of Mastering Physics.  It is very easy to fall far behind; also, I would recommend using the work book.  I found it very useful when studying for the final exam. 

My Time Management Strategy:  The three main things you should remember to do are: Study, Socialize, and Sleep. It is important to balance these three things every day. Studying is very important, but sleep is more important.  Without sleep, your body won’t function correctly, so studying all night may not always pay off. Finally, socialize, sometimes studying can drive you crazy so it is good to take a break and do something with friends just to relax.  This will take your mind off school for a little.

Resources at Stevens I’ve Used: ­­­­­­­At Stevens there are many resources that people can use.  The three that I use the most were the reviews provided by the Stevens community, the walk-in tutoring session, and my own peer mentor.  Stevens offer many review session for quizzes and finals exams that I have taken part in.  These reviews have helped me succeed in my own studies and taught me how to participate.  Walk-in tutoring is a great way to get help when you are struggling in a class.  I used it many times for Math and Chemistry help.  Finally, my own peer mentor was a resource that I used when I was a freshman.  He taught me how to make my schedule and what classes to take and when.  Also, he gave advice about the social aspects of Stevens. 

What Do You Like Best About Stevens? I like the size and location of Stevens the most.  Our school is not huge which gives you a better opportunity to meet new people. On the academic part of that, the class size is not big which allows you to ask questions when you don’t understand something. As far as the location, Hoboken is a beautiful community. There is so much to do, so much to see, and so many great places to eat!  With New York City just a short ride away, getting home is made especially easy for me.