NSU Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) Alumni
BS Biology, Pharm.D. Pharmacy
NSU Minor Degree
Health Sciences Physchology
NSU Undergraduate Date
Highest Degree Completed
Sr. Registered Pharmacy Technician
I graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a minor in Health Sciences Psychology. I will be attending Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy as a Pharm D. candidate of the class of 2023. NSU helped me prepare for the doctorate of pharmacy by providing me with opportunities such as being able to do pharmaceutical research with the pharmacy school whilst still being an undergraduate. I am extremely fortunate for that experience as I was one of the select few (6 students) and I know it definitely prepared me and gave me a taste for what was to come during pharmacy school. I was also able to be involved in various clubs and organizations that helped me network and meet other like-minded individuals on campus. Many of my professors were very supportive of my endeavors and provided advice, encouragement and mentor-ship.
If I had one piece of advise for students, it would be this: keep going. You will struggle, you will face long hours in the classroom and even longer hours on your own time in the books. Anything worth having doesn't come easy, and your journey throughout undergrad will be plagued with setbacks and tribulations but as cliche as it sounds there's always light at the end of the tunnel, and no matter what the sun will rise the next day. Luckily for you, NSU has curated a culture of friendly staff, attentive and helpful professors and top-of-the line scholarly resources and equipment to utilize that will mold you into a successful student. One last point to make is that networking is extremely important; talk to your classmates, professors and even professors for other classes - you'll never know what that conversation will result in. I was able to do graduate level pharmaceutical research just by one day casually talking with an LA (lab assistant) in one of my science labs. Work hard, have fun and take advantage of it all.