D.C. student, Secretary for Student LIFEforce and Treasurer of the Sacro Occipital Technic Club
“Stepping into a collaborative student body”
What made your first quarter at Life U memorable?
I most enjoyed just learning about the body in general. I’ve always been curious. It’s been fun to put the pieces together and build on my knowledge quarter to quarter.
What surprised you during your first quarter at Life U?
The biggest surprise and the biggest adjustment for me was actually stepping into a collaborative student body. I came from a competitive undergrad, so it was definitely interesting to adjust to everybody helping each other out and working together.
Tell us a bit about your experience with Student LIFEforce.
I was attracted to LIFEforce because I wanted to better my communication skills around Chiropractic and also have opportunities to rub shoulders with leadership and network with doctors around the country. I feel we have definitely grown as an organization by not only keeping alumni and LIFEforces doctors involved with our campus, but also by doing a lot to keep the student body involved as well.
What advice would you give to a new or prospective Life U student?
The biggest advice is to go into every situation, every quarter, every class, every interaction with a professor with a blank slate. I think a lot of people have different opinions, and it can skew the way that you see something. And I have found that I have been successful the most when I go into something without preconceived judgment and just do the best that I can.
Work hard and talk to your professors or tutors if you are struggling. I feel some professors are more difficult than others, but that is because they want to push you to be the best that you can be. And if you can see it as a challenge instead of an obstacle, it makes the whole process more enjoyable.
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