"Your education is what you put into it – and ETSU can prepare you for a great career!
Question: How did your education prepare you for the real world?
My education in the College of Public Health prepared me for the real world due to
the professors I was so lucky to study under, and to the Work Study Program I completed
while I was at ETSU. The professors taught us the practical applications of what we
were learning and the work ethic to be successful in real world roles.
I am proud of the effort I put into my classes and labs, to graduate feeling prepared
for a role in the pharmaceutical industry. I was fortunate to have a work/study job
for 15 hours a week within the department. The work was a great addition to my studies
to help me learn to greater balance time of study and work, to get to know the department
and its goals, and to see that hard work pays off in the long run. I believe the strong
foundation pays off even today.
Question: What is something you wish you had known when you were a student?
I wish I had known that homework never goes away! I was so excited to graduate so
that I would not have to study and take exams anymore. That wasn’t true at all; the
value of lifelong learning is critical and when you graduate, if you want to succeed,
work is not 9-5pm. I would’ve been more prepared for the long hours you put in to
start a career. It is all worth it; I would not change a thing, but knowing that your
studies should never be over is important and that learning is never something to
Any other thoughts?
ETSU is a place that offers everything you need for college. Your education is what
you put into it – and ETSU can prepare you for a great career! The memories I have
are of fun with social life, a great education with many strong professors, a wonderful
work/study program and friends, football and intramural sports in an atmosphere that
was the perfect size: big enough for a great education and small enough to build strong
relationships with the department you are a part of for your major.