Peer Advisor Wisdom with Aubrey Holladay
Name: Aubrey Holladay
Hometown: Auburn, AL
Which class has been your favorite at Auburn so far?
So far, my favorite class at Auburn has been Introduction to Literary Studies. This class was an overview of many different types of poems, short stories and literary scholars. Throughout a variety of essay types, students were asked to analyze pieces of literature through unique viewpoints. This class broadened my experience with certain types of literary works and was a great opportunity to have discussions with both my peers and professor about the literature discussed.
What is the best technology-based resource at Auburn?
The best technology- based resource at Auburn is DegreeWorks! DegreeWorks is an electronic "checklist" of the classes you will need to take to obtain your degree. It is specific to every student and is housed on your AUAccess. It is very easy to check what classes you need to take next, and the program keeps track of what you have completed so far.
What do you wish someone had told you before you started as a student at Auburn?
I wish someone had told me a lot about who you are as a person and a student that changed from when you were in high school. You study and learn differently than when you were in high school. You will want to try new things and will be interested in new topics. Embrace these changes rather than fearing them.
Where are your favorite places to study on campus?
My favorite place to study on campus is the tables outside of Mell. The tables are mostly shaded, and when the fall and spring hit, the breeze feels so nice. It's also interesting to people watch. Not the most comfortable chairs in the world, but if the weather agrees, that is where I will be.
How do you balance your social and academic obligations?
Balancing social and academic obligations is tough. The way that I approach finding balance is to always make a point every day to get coffee with a friend or grab dinner with a group. Even if cramming for a test feels like the most important thing in the world, give yourself some grace and take a quick study break. You will feel much more motivated after a quick break.