My First Quarter- Nate Deitz
The most memorable thing about my first quarter was just meeting so many like-minded people in their own communities. It’s such a different culture here at Life U. Everybody is so happy and so fulfilled. Just being around that environment was awesome to see and be around. It was so much different than my undergrad program. All the professors were so friendly and they were all so interested in bringing the most out of their students. I felt like the students were also focused on being their best selves.
My First Quarter- Jeremy Cerha
I love how many people are in the same [chiropractic] program. You will see people from first quarter all the way up to 14th quarter. We are all in the same boat, all rooting each other on, and we are in it together in the same mission – just being able to walk on campus and have people there supporting you.
My First Quarter- Keely Nguyen
I would honestly say it’s the close friend group that I made. I made all my best friends at orientation. We are all still really close now. But because I was part of the ‘Covid Quarter,’ I had classes completely online. So, I didn’t get the full Life University (Life U) first-quarter experience, but because I had all of them in my cohort going through the D.C. program, they made my first quarter more memorable because we got to study together, [sit] through lectures together. It created a really great sense of community even though we weren’t in classes on the ground.
My First Quarter- Cortney Blake
I honestly never got to see Life University campus before I came here. It was a really quick turnaround for me. I was wanting to go to medical school originally but then when Covid19 hit, I completely changed career paths and within a few months, I applied and committed to going to Life University and the Chiropractic program. The anticipation built up a bit, not knowing what to expect. It was a little bit of a whirlwind going into my first quarter. It was more exciting not knowing what to expect.
My First Quarter- Jenna Salyer
The best advice is to talk to people. Don’t be afraid to meet everybody. Don’t think that you are the only one thinking ‘Oh, I don’t know anybody. I don’t know anything.’ Because everybody is feeling the same way. It really is true that it’s not just you. If you get up the courage to talk to somebody, it will make you feel so much better.
My First Quarter- Laxmi Shah
Specifically, if you want to get into the D.C. program, you need to know what your ‘Why?’ is. Why do you want to do Chiropractic? What are you going to do with it? What kind of chiropractor do you want to be? What techniques do you want to practice? You really need to know why. If you don’t know your why, you’re not going to be able to push through all of the courses that we have at Life U.
My First Quarter- Joseph Trovato
I think that what made my first quarter at Life U memorable was meeting a lot of upper quarter students who are very influential and introducing me to different techniques and different clubs and seminars. And as I continued on with school, I was able to start narrowing down what I actually liked and what I didn’t like and start making my path a little bit more specific.
My First Quarter- Ayman Mahmoud
Diversity is the first thing that comes to mind. But more importantly, it’s a platform where Muslims get to represent themselves, which isn’t always the case in some media sources. Also, inclusivity across cultures/beliefs is huge, I think. In the end, we’re all one kind – humankind.
My First Quarter- Heather Garrison
I liked being able to come into such a close-knit program and community. Everyone was very like-minded. Everyone here is so passionate about chiropractic. It was a big shift coming, going from being at home in North Carolina versus being here where you’re surrounded by so many like-minded, passionate people.