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FIU Personal Statement

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My choice to attend FIU was one of the easier ones I’ve made so far in my academic career. I was drawn to the university as I felt a sense of community here that has only been further enhanced as a legacy, with both my mother and stepfather having completed their Bachelor degrees at this institution. The relationships and connections my parents were able to build here were a testament to FIU’s ability to bring together people from so many different backgrounds and create a family. I experienced an even greater connection as my stepfather found a lifelong friendship and mentor in an FIU staff member and honored him by making him the godfather of one of my younger brothers. Thus, FIU has been a special part of my life even before college was…show more content…
I am currently a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society, an international psychology honor society, and recently joined FIU’s chapter of the co-ed premedical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon. These organizations allow me to participate in events and activities geared towards academic excellence and community service in science, values that I believe are fundamental not only to a career in medicine but to being a great student here at FIU. I was also given the opportunity to become involved with Peer-Led Team Learning, a program that works closely with the Biology department, where I served as a leader for several semesters and intend to continue to do so when my course load allows for it once again. In addition, I volunteer as a research assistant for the Child Narratives Lab in FIU’s Psychology department gaining hands-on experience with conducting studies and interacting with children in a research setting. Finally, I am a work-study in the Financial Aid department. As it stands, I am deeply involved with many different aspects of FIU and I only hope to do more in the future. My fraternity has offered opportunities for leadership that I hope to take advantage of such as positions in Student Government. I also have plans to apply for a role on the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution’s Student Conduct Committee to be more active in the campus
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