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Avery Black

Year: 
2017
Major/minor: 
Math / Economics; Minor: French
Semesters in TRAC: 
2
Courses TRAC'ed: 
BUS 001, SOC 001

Interesting internships, activities, hobbies, or experiences:

club rugby

What does TRAC mean to you?

Being chosen as a TRAC fellow means an opportunity to peek behind the curtain of teaching. School is like seeing a magic show; all you ever see is the finished product and not all the prep work that goes into it ahead of time. It all appears neat and free flowing and a little magical. I am very intrigued to see a day in the life of a professor and what it is really like putting together class plans and assignments. It will be very interesting to see to professors as regular real people, not just my professor. But besides gaining a better appreciation for professors, being chosen as a TRAC fellow means I get to be part of that behind the scenes preparation. I’d like to think that after my thirteen years of schooling I actually have learned a thing or two, and I am excited to use that knowledge to help other students. I see TRAC fellows as a kind a mediator between professors and students. They are there to increase communication and understanding between students and professors. Being a current student themselves while also forging bonds with professors, TRAC fellows are in a prime position to perform this task. And that is what being a TRAC fellow really means to me: the opportunity to facilitate the learning process; so both sides feel like they have accomplished something and grown along the way.