Pilot Group Results

 
Fall of 2017, a group of Michigan State University incoming freshmen participated in a 6-week pilot group. Each student was advised to read through the chapters and attend the group biweekly meetings. At the end of each bi-weekly meeting, each student was given a survey asking consistent questions for the documentation of the pilot group anonymously.
The group conversation and surveys consisted of what they learned, actions taken, what they liked and disliked, their goals, and additional feedback.
 

Below you will find the pilots ending results.

Majors Represented

Below you will find the pilots ending results.

Majors Represented

 

Testimonials

  • “Great resource for incoming freshmen!”
  • “It made me wonder what my purpose was. I gained more determination to find it.”
  • “I am talking to my mentor about studying abroad in the spring.”
  • “Everything is good and helpful.”
  • “I decided to recreate my social media pages to more of a professional aspect, instead of drama. I revised revising and updating my resume.”

What students learned while reading the book

  • “I learned its okay not to know what you don’t know but try to figure it out.”
  • “It taught me that I am not the only one that needs guidance and I shouldn’t be scared but work through it.”
  • “The first three chapters have almost entirely summed up my actions here at MSU.”
  • “I know a lot more about academic resources.”
  • “The long-term aspect of life. Now point A will get you to point B and so on, the logistical aspect of life and how it may not be as easy as one imagines.”
  • “It helped me realize that it’s okay if I don’t know what exactly my purpose is right now because I still have time to grow as an individual.”
  • “I learned that introducing yourself to your professors and attending office hours can be very beneficial.”
  • “Chapter 3 made me realize that being involved on campus can help you meet new people and feel more comfortable here.”
  • “To try something, I’ve never done before even if I have doubts about it.”
  • “I must be cognizant that professional people could be watching me.”
  • “It showed me that I still don’t know what I want to be in life, so I sought out a career advisor.”
  • “There’re opportunities for mock interviews.”
  • “Start applying for internships early so I can get a feel for what I want to become in life.”

Goals students created while reading

  • “I now want to Achieve a 3.6 or higher GPA and admittance into Broad Business College.”
  • “I strive to achieve a 4.0”
  • “I want to stay on the dean’s list.”
  • “Aiming for a 3.7 or higher.”
  • “Figure my career aspirations out.”
  • “I honestly didn’t set a goal, but whatever I do I just to be the best at it.”
  • “Attend more campus events.”
  • “I have decided to talk to people outside of my race, and to try new things.”