One of the biggest parts of college that no one tells you about? Emailing. All of the emails. As you’ve already learned this summer, Cornell email accounts are a HUGE part of communication and information on campus. Things move fast at Cornell and email is no different. On Cornell campus, you will be involved in a lot and as such, you’ll be on a lot of mailing lists. There will be club meeting reminders, emails from your RA, campus news, a line of communication with classmates, and essential emails from your professor. Sometimes, you’re going to need to hit reply on some pretty important emails. To act as your Jedi-email master in this art of emailing a professor is Chris Machold, a PA in the class of 2016, whose Jedi skills of emailing a professor he now imparts to you.
Transitioning from communication with high school teachers to liberal arts college professors can be an unexpectedly intimidating venture: Continue reading From Formerly Awkward to Formally Fly: The Art of Emailing a Professor