Meet Our Student Ambassadors for Fall 2018

Hawkes Learning teams up with students across the country to help those who are new to using Hawkes. Through this internship, ambassadors meet with their peers to provide one-on-one guidance to answer many Hawkes questions, such as how to register a license number, where to go to complete homework, how to create a practice test, and what tools are the most helpful to get a good grade. Below are a few of the bright and talented students we work with!

Student Ambassador 1 - Loredana

Loredana attends Bowie State University and is part of the class of 2021. She is a nursing major with a current GPA of 3.34. Her favorite class so far is College Algebra. Loredana likes to participate in many on-campus activities such as sporting events and DJ Battle. She plans to be a travel nurse.




Student Ambassador 2 - Lyza

Lyza is a nursing major at Potomac State University who will graduate in spring 2022. Her favorite class is Nutrition, and she currently holds a 3.0 GPA. Outside of school, Lyza enjoys hanging out with friends and working at a nursing home. This caring, loving, and hardworking individual wants to earn her BSN in nursing and become a flight nurse after graduation.

Student Ambassador 3 - Likhita

Likhita is an Economics and Management double major at Clemson University, planning to graduate in the Fall of 2020. Her favorite class is Accounting, and she holds a 4.0 GPA. When she is not in class, she loves to dance and attend Clemson football games. She also holds leadership positions in several organizations across campus, including Indian Cultural Exchange, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Management Student Advisory Board. After graduation, she wants to work in either finance or business analytics. Likhita would like to go to graduate school and get an MBA.

Student Ambassador 4 - Ryan

Ryan is a Business Information Technology and Accounting Double Major at the Virginia Tech who will graduate in the spring of 2021. His favorite class is Principles of Accounting and he has a 3.94 GPA. Outside of the classroom, Ryan enjoys running, playing intramural sports, and attending Hokie Football and Basketball Games. After graduation, Ryan hopes to begin a career as an FBI Forensic Accountant.



Student Ambassador 5 - Amanda

Amanda attends Morehead State University, where she is a chemistry major. Amanda has a 3.9 GPA. Outside of working as a Hawkes Ambassador, she plans to join the school’s chemistry club this semester. Her favorite class is Human Anatomy. After she graduates, she plans to get a graduate degree and become a pharmacist.

Student Ambassador 6 - Kaitlin

Kaitlin is a sophomore finance major at the University of Mississippi. Although she is very busy with her studies, demonstrated by her 3.7 GPA, Kaitlin is involved in many organizations throughout campus. Some of her favorites include Alpha Omicron Pi, Associated Student Body, Students Activities Association, and Reformed University Fellowship. This semester she is really enjoying her Business Calculus class. Upon graduating, Kaitlin plans to attend graduate school and become an external business consultant.

Where’s the best place to study on your campus?

Finals are here! (That statement is exclaimed more in sheer panic than happy excitement.) Around this time of year, finding a good spot to review your materials before heading into that final exam or finishing that paper looming over your head is as difficult as imagining finally being done for the term.

Remember to ask yourself a few questions when choosing a study spot:

  • Can I easily get help if I get stuck on a problem or concept I’m studying?
  • Is it quiet and easy for me to concentrate on my work?
  • Am I comfortable here?
  • How far away is this space from where I live? From my next class? From snacks? (That last one is especially important.)
  • What resources are available to me here? Do I have access to whiteboards, computers, books, etc.?

We asked two of our Student Ambassadors what their favorite study spots are on their campuses. Take notice of where they choose! We hope you have a similar place to which you can retreat for some last-minute studying.

From Kayla at Navarro College:

This is the QEP Teams Center, where I work at on Navarro Campus. It’s a place where you can get help with a specific class and use your time to study here. While working here, I’ve had students tell me that their one-on-one time with me has helped them tremendously because I can easily break down each problem with them individually. I also find it useful studying here as well. I am here three to five times a week studying.


From Austin at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania:

Sometimes finding the right spot on campus to study is a challenge. The perfect spot that I have found for myself, though, is our project room. Located in the same building as the professors’ offices makes it a perfect place for being able to step out of the room and ask your professor a quick question. The project room is also for upperclassmen, so normally it is a quiet place to study away from distractions. With white boards all around the room, it makes it easy to write up ideas or even write out some long problems.

A computer lab with a long table in the middle and a white board on the furthest wall is shown.

Perhaps these favorite study spots from peers have inspired you to find a great place!

Midterm Tips from a Student Ambassador

Here’s a guest post from UNC Charlotte’s Student Ambassador, Valeria! She provides some study tips during stressful midterms. Take it away, Valeria!

Study Tips for College Students from a College Student

Valeria Suárez

Hey, guys! Here are some study tips that will help you do better in school. Sometimes, it’s good to try new things if you aren’t getting the results you wanted regarding your grades. So, what’s better than trying a few tips below that have worked for others? Probably nothing. Just try them out and see the results:

1. Have study groups! For me, studying with my friends is one of the most helpful things for all my classes because you can help them, and they can help you. It’s a win-win situation, and it’s also fun!

2. BE ORGANIZED. This should be your mantra if you are a college student. Have calendars, a planner, and schedules. Do your best to keep them updated and accurate.

3. Create a study plan. When you feel that your week is too full and you are overwhelmed, write down everything you have to do and all the places you have to be in and make some kind of special schedule for that (or those) week(s). This will help you feel less stressed and will also give you the chance of making sure that you didn’t miss anything!

4. Find your study place. It is hard to study if you are in an environment that doesn’t suit you. Some people study in their rooms, while some people study in the library or in public places. It all depends on where you feel more comfortable/ Once you have found that spot, you will see the difference.

5. Feel confident when you start an exam. Some people say that if you get into that classroom thinking that you will get a score of 100, the probability of actually getting a good grade is higher.

6. Don’t study 10 minutes before the test. It won’t help you because you know what you already know and you won’t learn it 10 minutes before staring the test if you didn’t learned it before. So, prepare yourself to start studying with enough time before your test.

A Student Ambassador’s Midterm Guidance

Need some help for midterms? Follow the advice from UNLV’s Student Ambassador, Melanie! She lists some quick tips out below.

Study Tips

Melanie Arslanian

1. Find a peaceful and quiet place outdoors where you can study and look up on your breaks to enjoy the nature and de-stress.

2. Get healthy bite-sized snacks such as berries, nuts, and/or granola to keep your mind energized during long hours of studying.

3. Turn your cell phone off so you do not get distracted by unnecessary notifications.

4. Take breaks when you are studying and reward yourself. For example, after studying for thirty minutes, take a five-minute break. Do this throughout the day.

5. Try to make mnemonics to help you remember information when you’re studying. For example, a mnemonic device for the colors of the rainbow is Roy G. BIV.