Campus: Manhattan Major: Life Science/Biology, B.S.
I have lived in New York my entire life and would choose no other place to be. I grew up in a small town in Westchester, with a pretty diverse population. This is one of the reasons why studying and understanding different cultures and traditions of individuals became a hobby of mine. When it came time to choose a college, I knew that I wanted to stay in NYC.
Coming from a medical career-based high school, I have always aspired to build a career for myself in the field of medicine. NYIT offered me everything I was looking for in a college, from a great location in Manhattan to one of the most renowned osteopathic medical schools in the nation. The osteopathic philosophy of medicine intrigued me. As a result, I am majoring in Life Science/Biology. It is a very versatile major that allows individuals to follow different paths from research to medical school to teaching sciences as a profession. For me, it was my first step towards achieving my goal of becoming a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
New York Institute of Technology has created a dynamic path for me in my two years here. My first year consisted of getting to know individuals on the Manhattan campus who not only helped me adjust and be comfortable with my surroundings, but also helped me to be as productive as possible. As a freshman, I was able to intern at the Visiting Nursing Services of New York (VNSNY) as a recreation activities assistant thanks to the help from Career Services. Working with the Student Activities and Leadership Development Office, I was also allowed to make great connections on campus with staff and the student body. During my first summer, I was given the opportunity to serve as a Peer Advisor for the Academic Enrichment Center and as an Orientation Leader. In my role as an Orientation Leader, I was able to work with individuals just coming in as freshman - an experience I would not trade for anything. In addition to working and volunteering, I have the opportunity to conduct research at NYIT. NYIT has given me a great platform to develop the skills I need to be a successful doctor.
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