My favorite professor…Wait, I have to choose one?
Following up on my last post about my favorite class at Marshall, I’m going to tell you about my favorite Marshall professor…my BUAD 302: Communication Strategy in Business professor, Stacy Geck. I took her course this past Spring and it was probably the most beneficial class I’ve taken at USC.
Stacy was such a good professor because she took a very active interest in the career pursuits of all of her students. If you had questions or confusion about what you want to do with your life or just needed a little bit of advice on how to handle job recruiting, Stacy always has her doors open and is eager to help motivated students. She is an incredibly approachable professor and it makes sense why so many of her former students still keep in touch with her.
She has provided her efforts and insight at USC since 1988 and has been one of the most involved faculty members since then. She co-teaches the Global Leadership and LINC programs for freshmen undergraduates, which exposes these young students to international business in locations like China and Singapore. Here’s a picture that fellow Marshall ambassador Michelle took from her LINC trip to Singapore this past summer…
Stacy’s class felt so rewarding because she expected so much out of her students and all of us were able to leave the class knowing that we took something out of it. Our class was engaged during every meeting and we were often called up to speak in order to break out of our comfort zone. Very soon, we all lost our anxiety and our class felt like a huge family. Stacy expected us to live up to the same standards that we would be judged on if we were in the real world and these expectations made us all try even harder to excel.
I still look back at all of the lessons I learned in her class and can’t imagine my educational experience without them. She’s one of the professors that have left an impact well past the duration of her class and one that I still value maintaining a relationship with going forward.