Going to college out of state was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. During my senior year of college, I had to make another challenging decision; where do I want to attend optometry school?
I wanted to recharge and spend time with my friends and family before dedicating four years to my career goal.
The meaningful skills that I’ve gained throughout my experiences are some that I would have never obtained by just focusing solely on academics.
Though I was scared at first, taking a gap year has been one of the best decisions I’ve made, and I am here to tell you how I made the most out of my gap year!
Marshall B. Ketchum University. “It’s a professional school.” “There are future doctors studying there.” To my young, immature high school self, that was a future that sounded unattainable, improbable, and far-fetched.
Oklahoma will always be home for me, but California is quickly winning my heart in other ways
When you first start your application journey you might also be feeling overwhelmed with planning out a timeline for applying. You are not alone, you can reach your goal, and making a realistic timeline to apply will really help you.
I never imagined myself feeling at home outside of the Great Lakes State – but I could not have been more wrong.
“The most important lesson is to remember that growth is nonlinear, and with each mistake
comes an opportunity to reconcile your faults and come back with a stronger foundation.”
“…highlight your beauty and passion in your interviews, and do not feel discouraged. Who wouldn’t want to enroll a genuine soul like you?”