Class of: 2017
Hometown: Webster, New York
Danielle Talks about Move-In Day for the Dorms
Danielle gives a tour of the ALT Building
“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!