Class of: 2017
Hometown: Webster, New York
“Being active on campus helps me not only build connections with other students and professors, but keeps me busy and constantly motivated.”
During my time at D'Youville, I have become rather involved! I am a member of the Cross Country team, a tutor in the Math Lab and in the Learning Center, a Student Ambassador (obviously!), the president of Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society, a member of Pre-Pharmacy Club. I also participate in community service projects often and recently started research with a professor on campus.
I am currently a member of the Cross Country team. It was the perfect sport to join because, being such a busy person, I don't have a lot of time. Cross country, however, is a sport that you can really just practice on your own! The Coach was very accommodating and motivating, as well as a wonderful person. We practice daily and have meets every Saturday in the fall. We go everywhere from Rochester to Pittsburgh, and it is always fun! Being a part of this team has not hindered my classroom performance and, in fact, kept me more motivated during the semester. Having an outlet and even just one day a week to relax, run, and hang out is wonderful.
In 4 years, I am hoping to become a NYS certified Pharmacist! D'Youville, in so many ways, has helped me with this plan. Pre-Pharmacy Club alone helped with the application process, preparing for my interview and preparing for my PCAT. Every year, the club offers a practice PCAT for free so that you can see where you stand, and how much (and in what areas) you need to study.
Also, during graduate school, rotations aren't just a last year thing. Every semester, all of the Pharmacy students go on a mini two-week rotation to gain experience and knowledge in a Pharmacy setting. This helps build our real-life knowledge each year, instead of avoiding the real world until your fourth year of Pharmacy School!
I find that the more I am doing, the better I perform academically. Being active on campus helps me not only build connections with other students and professors, but keeps me busy and constantly motivated. I would recommend getting involved any way you can because it creates such great memories and you will really never get bored!