Here is the link to the Facebook Live with Kyle.
Kyle Mammen works as our BGS Psychology advisor and the Evening Classes department coordinator and advisor. He grew up in Utah, came to BYU for undergrad, met his wife, and moved to Texas. He started working on his master’s degree in counseling at the University of North Texas, where he got a job where he found that he enjoys working with and helping students. When it came time to graduate, Kyle decided to stay in higher education. He found a job back at BYU and has been with BGS for almost a year now.
Kyle strongly believes that the BYU undergraduate experience is special. While working at the University of North Texas, he often had to convince coworkers that BYU really doesn’t drink alcohol and that we really do love our chocolate milk. Speaking of BYU chocolate milk, Kyle, along with all of us in the BGS office, is anxiously waiting for the mint brownie chocolate milk flavor to be released.
As a teacher of the on-campus Student Development 109 class, Kyle helps students find way to take areas where they struggle in higher education and turn those into strengths. One of those areas he tackles with students is staying on top of course work. His advice is to put your Independent Study class assignments into a semester calendar so you can get more classes done in a year. You can use a paper and a pen and draw out your own calendar, or there are of plenty of online resources, including timeanddate.com.
Another area that causes some BGS students grief is getting classwork done over Christmas break. You can explain to people that you will need time every day to work on homework. Be sure to set reminders, like an alert in your phone, so you don’t forget to pause and get your studying done!
Kyle finished the Facebook Live by answering some questions related to choosing classes. His advice is to ask your advisor to go over your class options with you to help you find the classes that will be most interesting to you. Talking one-on-one will help you get personalized feedback so you can actually be excited about your classes. Kyle talked about how important it is to really enjoy your classes. He graduated from BYU with B- average because he just sort of fell into a major. During his master’s program, he knew what he wanted to be studying, enjoyed his classes, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. It really makes such a big difference to like your classes!