Episode 17: Success from a Pilot's View

      Season 2 - Episode 17
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February 12, 2019

Name: Mallory Frister

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Classification: Senior

Major: Aviation Science

Do you find yourself with small snippets of time that you struggle to figure out how to use productively?  Has the transition from high school to college been different than you expected?  Listen to today's podcast where Mallory shares some unique study strategies she has implemented to maximize the brief snippets of time she finds during her day.  She also talks about her transition from high school to college at Baylor and what she learned from that experience.


Reason for coming to Baylor:

Wanted to become the 12th member in her family to become a pilot

Study Strategies:

  • Quizlet
  • Spoken tracks on iTunes:
    • Easy to listen to while at the airport, on the airplane, or during a workout
    • Go into notes and type up what you need to study and then you can highlight what you want to listen to
    • It can also turn the notes into flashcards for you
    • Her classes give oral exams and listening to the questions out loud and then responding

Study Routine:

  • Schedule is very flexible
  • There is no true routine

Study Spots:

  • Moody Library- Garden level https://www.baylor.edu/lib/centrallib/
    • Needs noise and people to keep her accountable
  • Tries to mix up the study spots
    • Usually rotates with Pinewood, Dichotomy, and Common Grounds

Overcoming Challenge:

  • Mistakes are an opportunity for self-growth
  • Focus on fixing the problem, instead of dwelling on it
  • As an incoming freshman, she was a bio-chem major, pre-med. In the introduction classes, she realized she did not enjoy the classes.
  • She changed her major to Aviation because she found she really wanted to be a pilot, even though her family members were pilots as well.
  • If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, you won’t be successful with it later.

Campus Involvement:

  • Officer for Arnold Air Society
  • Flight Team
  • President of the Aviation Organization at Baylor
  • Helping to charter a new aviation organization on campus

Time management tools:

  • Calendar app on iPhone
    • Something on a device is easier
    • Schedule everything from class, flights, and workout classes
  • Planner

Study Breaks:

  • Active person
    • Running and yoga
  • Trying new restaurants and coffee
  • Exploring new places

Favorite coffee order:

Iced coffee with a shot of caramel

Advice to first semester self: 

  • Everything came easy in high school
  • College humbled her
  • No matter how prepared you think you are, college is very different than high school
  • It will be a challenge but you will overcome it
  • The past is never what you thought it was

Baylor Resources:

Hopes Beyond Baylor:

Go to the Air force and fly a jet platform