Major: Orthopedic surgery, IU School of Medicine
My motivation for applying to and attending college was a desire to secure a stable career that I enjoyed and had an interest in. During school, I became interested in orthopedic surgery, where I can help people directly with my own hands.
There are two things I wish I had learned earlier in my education. I wish I had learned how necessary it is to meet with your academic advisors early on to figure out your class schedule and other things you need to do to achieve your goals. I also wish I had known earlier how helpful it is to attend office hours; asking questions and working with teaching assistants really helped me to do well.
One of the biggest challenges I faced during school was working on my senior design project. I had to learn to trust others on my team and persevere despite setbacks. I think as long as you work hard and do your best, you'll be able to find peace with any outcome.