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Monday, February 11, 2019
BYU Bell Tower

I have noticed that many of our BGS students have a bit of perfectionism that may be hindering their progress in the BGS program. I have struggled with perfectionism at times myself, sometimes spending way more time on a project or assignment than is necessary as I try to make sure every little... read more

Monday, February 4, 2019
Young Matt on a tractor

I’m Matt Greene, the BGS advisor for English emphasis students. I also supervise admissions and advisement for the BGS program. Sometimes I feel like an old man in the department because I have worked here for over eight years! In case you were wondering, the old picture above is of my older... read more

Monday, January 28, 2019
management

The Bachelor of General Studies degree offers six emphases to choose from. For some, deciding which one to pursue can be challenging. So why would someone choose to study Management?

Our Management emphasis offers 30 credits focused on providing a solid business foundation in accounting,... read more

Monday, January 21, 2019
Family tree

Have you ever thought about attending RootsTech in Salt Lake City?

If you’re not familiar with RootsTech, it is an event where people come from all over the world to learn how to use technology to discover and share their family history. Thousands of people attend each year and are... read more

Monday, January 14, 2019
BYU Herald B. Lee Library

During one of our Facebook Live events I was able to talk about some resources that you can use as a student, especially as you are tackling those daunting research papers! One of the fun facts about our beloved university is that there are actually more resources available for students through... read more

Monday, January 7, 2019
Rob Hunt

Hi! I am Rob and I have responsibilities with the marketing, outreach, and assessment items for Bachelor of General Studies. I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York and have called Utah my home for the last 15 years. I love family outings with my wife and four children and discovering all of... read more

Monday, December 31, 2018
Setting SMART Goals to Get You to Your Dreams

As the year ends, we often turn to setting New Year’s Resolutions or goals for the coming year. However, as many of us know, these lofty, fantastic goals often don’t last through January. But why? More often than not, the problem is not our desire to change and be better but rather the way in... read more

Monday, December 24, 2018
BYU Deseret Towers Morris Center

In 2010, I was excited to be hired by the Bachelor of General Studies department and work in the Harman Continuing Education building near where Deseret Towers stood. The Morris Center (the commons and dining building for DT) was the last remaining building, and, for several years until last ... read more

Monday, December 17, 2018
Annie with her family

Annie is one of our BGS graduates. Her family was her main priority throughout her BGS experience, and this is her story:

When I discontinued as a traditional student at BYU, I was leaving my position in the print journalism program behind. So when I applied to the
BGS program, I... read more

Monday, December 10, 2018
clock

In this month’s blog post, I want to share with everyone a technique that I teach to students in my Student Development class to help overcome procrastination. The technique comes from software engineer Francesco Cirillo who would use a kitchen tomato timer (hence the name “pomodoro”) to... read more

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