“I actually fell in love with Stevenson when I was 12 years old after my brother had toured it. I thought it was the most beautiful campus and there was a plan for growth. Stevenson also offered the small community that I wanted to be in,” Healthcare Management major Alexis Gross says.
As a self-proclaimed introverted extrovert, Alexis loves to involve herself in different experiences, but sometimes has a hard time doing so. “Stevenson has created so many opportunities for me to involve myself on campus,” she remarks. Now, she is a member of the women’s acrobatics and tumbling team, a member of the Best Buddies club, and a student ambassador for the Admissions Office.
Alexis came to Stevenson wanting to become a nurse, but after her first year, wanted a change. “Stevenson helped me find another route to take where I could still be in healthcare – which I am so passionate about – but in a different sense,” she notes. That route was the Healthcare Management program. The major has taught Alexis not only to think clinically, but also technologically, managerially, and administratively. “I am currently taking a Healthcare Information System class. It has given the opportunity for me to see how much background planning is needed for certain things, such as a self-check-in tablet in a waiting room for the doctor’s office. This really stood out to me, because as someone that was so accustomed to thinking clinically, it really made me figure out how to change my thought processes,” Alexis notes.
Ultimately, Alexis wants to be in an administrative role in a hospital setting or working in health insurance. “Stevenson has given me multiple opportunities to gain connections with people that understand the field, while also preparing me and helping me understand what it is going to take in the future. I think Healthcare Management will be the best fit for me after graduation.”