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Biochemistry (BS'17) graduate Courtney Aceto visited juniors and seniors in class this week. The course, taught by Dr. Ward,  is Career Development in Chemistry, a course designed to help students get that first job: polishing up their resume, prepare for their first interview, writing that personal statement for graduate school, or exploring non-traditional careers in chemistry and biochemistry. Today Courtney came to talk to students about her path and to offer advice. Courtney's story was recently featured in the Chemistry blog. The course, now in its second year, is highly praised by students, and it gave them the edge they needed. 100 % of the seniors who took the course in Spring 2017 had a major-related job withing 6 months of graduation.

After graduating from SU with her BS in Chemistry in 2014, Harriet Adutwum was accepted to pharmacy school at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She graduated with her Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2017 and is now working as a pharmacist at Rite Aid in Dayton, Ohio. Harriet reports, “It is a wonderful experience being a pharmacist. I love knowing that I am contributing to someone’s well-being.”

Chemistry alumna (BS'14/MS'15) Mandi Sheroke is headed to Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia this fall to begin Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Mandi reports that Stevenson University has played a huge role in her successful appliciation to medical school by providing her with the knowledge and skills to be successful on the MCAT, as well as the leadership and research experiences to be competitive against students across the nation. Resources like the Office of Career Services and the Office of Student Success helped her network and find shadowing experiences, obtain several jobs in medicine for clinical experience, construct strong applications for MD and DO schools, and perform well in interviews. Mandi adds "I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without Stevenson University. I am overwhelmed with excitement to matriculate at the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine this summer where I will continue pursuing my dream of becoming a Medical Examiner."  Our best wishes go with Mandi to Lynchburg where we know she will do an outstanding job. Congratulations, Mandi! 

Biochemistry alum Courtney Aceto (BS '17) is headed to Johns Hopkins University this fall where she will continue her education by studying for her Masters in Biotechnology with a concentration is Biodefense and Infectious diseases. Courtney identified two aspects of her Stevenson education that prepared her for this step: "The career-driven curriculum at SU overly prepared me for the prerequisites for this program. I had more than enough credits in all  required categories (biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry) including the labs. Without the experience that I gained during the capstone program, I wouldn’t have landed my current full time-job at Hopkins. Having this job also strengthened my application for this part-time [graduate] program geared toward working individuals." Courtney hopes this advanced degree will allow her to expand her future career opportunities, maybe even lead her to an MD/PhD program down the road. Courtney pictured above at the SOS poster session and with faculty in the department at the Senior Awards event last spring. Congratulations, Courtney!

Accepted scholarship students visited campus this past weekend and had the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty and visiting alumni. While their parents attended information sessions on their own, students participated in one of two hands-on workshops involving fingerprinting, hosted by faculty member Dr. Tracey Mason and FBI latent print examiner and alum Marisa Bender (Chem '10/MSFS'11), or fun with fluorescence, hosted by faculty member Dr. Tim Dwyer. Both parents and prospective students had the opportunity to hear from an SOS alumni panel, including our chemistry alums (Mandi Sheroke, Chem '14/MSFS'15 and Kathryn Merrick, Biochem '15), about the major, being a student athlete, the forensic science 4+1 program and applying to medical school and physical therapy school among many covered topics. At the meet the department session, pictured above, currents students, faculty and alumni were on hand to tell stories about their experiences. (L-R: Delaney Patterson, Biochem '18; Amanda Slonaker, Chem'10/MAT'15; Alex Bull, Chem '18; Kourtney Wells, Biochem '18; Corinna Carter, Chem '17/MSFS '18, and faculty member Dr. Jeremy Burkett.)