Student — Biology and Biomedical Science
Why was SEMO a smart choice for you?
I loved the closeness of the on-campus community, making it easier to connect with classmates and friends. Plus, SEMO was close to home and I felt like I made a connection with several of the faculty before I attended full-time
What is it that you feel sets SEMO apart when you were making your college decision?
The financial aid availability and how the faculty are willing to spend extra time to help mentor individual students
What is your major and how do you feel that program is preparing you for a successful career?
Biomedical Science, it has equipped me with foundational science competencies, research experience, and the recommendations of established professionals to press on in my career as a physician.
Do you have a scholarship?
If you have a scholarship, how will your scholarship from SEMO help you graduate with less debt and what will that mean for your life after graduation?
Having a scholarship will allow me to graduate debt-free and attend grad school without the pressure of paying off student loans
What is your favorite thing about SEMO?
People are friendly and there's a lot of outlets to get help
Describe SEMO in two sentences.
SEMO has helped me to self-actualize into my career path as a physician through offering clubs, classes, and opportunities to mingle with a diverse array of backgrounds. The campus atmosphere is extremely friendly and I'll leave when lots of new friends and connections that will propel me into a my professional career.
What makes SEMO faculty great?
They are all very reachable and willing to help even students not taking their classes if they have a spare second. I have reached out to professors countless times by barging into their offices and almost all have found ways to help me out.
Describe life on campus?
I get up early, grab towers breakfast (Chartwells staff are always super nice), and run back to my dorm to prep for class. I have classes till lunch where I usually run into a group of people I know and eat with them, then finish up class or work until late afternoon. Then, it's studying, homework, tracking down profs with questions, club meetings, or working out until dinner. I usually try to cap out the day with something fun unless I've got a big assignment, but if I don't, I'll meet up with some friends in my dorm and play games.
Are you involved in Greek Life, Honors Program or any other student organization, please tell us about that experience and how it has impacted you.
Honors Program, Student Government, Math Club, Student Medical Society, Early Financial Development Association, American Chemical Society, Lighthouse Campus Ministry, Rock Climbing Club, Running Club If I were to give a full answer on each experience, this would easily become a dissertation of the positive experiences I've had and the people I've met through involvement in these clubs. Exercise, political involvement, networking, leadership experience, and academic/emotional support have all been personal outcomes through these orgs.