Cole Beard


  • SI Mentor

Major: Biochemistry and Microbiology

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Clubs or organizations are you a part of?
Mississippi State Quizbowl Team, Smash Dawgs, and Students for a Sustainable Campus

What do you enjoy most about being at MSU?
I enjoy the people here. The average student and teacher is very hospitable and friendly. I get to meet a lot of different people from different backgrounds and experience a surprising amount of culture. 

What is the most important advice that you would give students?
Get work done first. Making an assignment your priority will reduce workload and make things much less stressful. Gaining motivation is difficult, but if you make a plan to study or finish some work and put away distractions, you can use your relaxation or other plans as motivation to get through it. 

Why should students go to SI?
SI is not only a place to review the material and get a better understanding of it, but you can also meet a lot of new people who are in the same situation as you. It really helps your retention and mood towards the class when you have others to relate to. Plus, you can get some exclusive study materials such as a practice tests or questions you would not get otherwise.