Q&A with Matt Webb

Matt Webb, Director

Student and Academic Services

I am a two-time graduate of BGSU. 

B.A. in Communication, BGSU, 1988; M.A. College Student Personnel, BGSU, 1991

Years at BGSU: 21

 

Did you know:

Matt plays guitar in a few local bands.


Q&A with Matt Webb

What is your favorite part about being an academic advisor? 

Seeing students achieve success and developing plans for their futures.
 

What advice would you give students as they prepare for their post-graduation lives? 

Think a bit about the next 40 years and what will be most important to you – don’t be afraid of taking a few risks while you are young.


What is your greatest achievement so far? 

I am very excited to see where my two daughters (college senior and h.s. senior go in life – I am quite proud of their achievements.
 

Why did you decide to become an academic advisor?  

I enjoy the one-on-one with students, and I love working on a college campus.
 

What is the worst mistake a student can make during the first part of the semester?  

NOT applying themselves – Success in college often comes from persistence and making academics job #1.  There’s plenty of time for the fun parts of college, too, but you need to take care of the academics first.  Also EXPLORE your options – it’s OK to change a major if you aren’t loving your current one.
 

What can students do to make their freshman year easier?  

Accept that BGSU is your new home – it’s a pretty good place to be!!
 

What was the best piece of advice you received as a student that you would like younger generations to know?  

Learn about your strengths and learning style preferences so you can utilize your powers to your advantage.
 

How can an academic advisor make a students’ life easier?  

We can help students develop a plan to achieve success – however the student will define that word.