Thursday, March 2, 2017
Building Relationships with Faculty
For me personally, I haven’t yet had too much of the opportunity to build a close relationship with a faculty member. However, this does not mean that I don’t want to in the future. In my short time here at Loyola, I’ve met many faculty members—most of them my own professors—that I would love to get to know outside of the classroom setting and learn things about them, such as their reason for pursuing law, what attracted them about the field they are currently in, and what steps I can take to get to where I want to end up after law school.
However, I have gotten to know some professors a little bit through office hours when I have questions regarding class material. I feel that this is a good way to connect to professors because there is open, face to face communication, rather than exchanging emails that can be quite distant and impersonal.
The faculty themselves are readily available when it comes to asking questions in class and in office hours. Faculty members are also quick to respond via email, which I find is super helpful, as I am not always on campus to be able to go upstairs in the Burns Building and drop by. Also, it’s very easy to run into a faculty member at Sonia’s, and the professors I’ve encountered are always engaging and often strike up conversations with me.