Building valuable relationships with your professors is vital. They are important resources, can provide a wealth of information regarding your college career and your career path. Additionally, strong bonds with professors can lead to mentorship, letters of recommendation and, sometimes, job opportunities. It’s really in a student’s best interest to get to know their professors as much as possible, because one never knows what it can lead to!The following are some tips that will help you build a strong relationship with your professor:Professors often interpret a late arrival as rude or disrespectful – both character traits that you don’t want to be associated with.You do not want a professor to think you couldn't bother to take out the time to sit through a full class period. If you do need to leave early for any reason, it’s a good idea to let your professor know before class. Giving them a heads up shows respect, that you have a legitimate reason to leave and does not leave them wondering.
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