Alexa P.

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Major: Finance and Statistics

What is the most important advice you would give students?

It can be nerve wracking to put yourself out there, but some of my best memories at Iowa State came from situations I was nervous about. Join a new club, talk to a stranger, ask your professors for help, and don't be afraid to be yourself! College is full of ups and downs; embrace each and you will have memories to last a lifetime.

Why should students take advantage of the Academic Success Center?

The ASC has a broad range of offerings that are beneficial for all students. Whether it be for course-specific help through tutoring and supplemental instruction, or simply to sharpen study skills, exam preparation, and time management. The staff of the ASC is more than willing to help each student reach their fullest potential!

What is your favorite place on campus to study?

Definitely the College of Business cafe! It can get quite busy in the afternoon during the week, but late nights and weekends it is my go-to.