I didn't go straight from high school to college, but took some time to figure out what I wanted to do. I found out that I really enjoy the healthcare and public health field.
As a student in the Health Services Management (BS) program at DYC, I've gained a lot of real world experience from my internships.
My first internship was with the Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo. As an intern I was responsible for newsletters, setting up community discussions, and collecting and organizing memberships. I attended board meetings and learned a lot about how nonprofit organizations operate.
I also completed internships with John Snow Inc. and the WNY Health Foundation. I learned about surveying the public about their access to health care. The internship component of the HSM major is beneficial because it provides great networking opportunities for after I graduate.
I chose D'Youville because of its smaller size. Because of this, I've been able to create meaningful connections with students and professors here. My professors are friendly and always available for help and advice. They bring their real world knowledge into the classroom which has helped me as I explore my career options.
Health Services Management (BS)
Expects to Graduate in 2014