A Meeting with a Familiar Face
Talking to faculty is one of the greatest resources students have at any university. Faculty knowledge and experience go such a long way in helping us figure out where we want to go in life. I figured today I would share a meeting I had last week that definitely helped me get my head straight about what I want to do from here on out!
I am about to enter my last year at Missouri State. As most people know, coming near the end of your college career can be scary, especially the idea of not knowing what comes next. I feel this right now. I am currently planning on pursuing a masters in genetic counseling and I have a lot of decisions to make about where I am heading.
I ran into a previous professor of mine a couple weeks back and decided it would be nice to catch up with her and talk about some things. She is a professor in the biomedical sciences department and was my genetics professor during my sophomore year here at MSU. She knows that genetic counseling is the field I want to pursue, so she was willing to talk to me and give me some pointers. During our meeting, we discussed how I have been doing since taking her genetics class, including my peer counseling position and my current classes. After that she asked if I had any questions about genetic counseling. Through her experience as a medical geneticist, she knows a lot about genetic counseling. She told me what to expect in a genetic counseling job, schools with good programs and what things make somebody prepared for going into genetic counseling. Once we were done, we said our goodbyes and made sure to find a time to meet again.
This professor gave me so much amazing information that I feel a lot better about what I am doing with my future.
As simple as these little meetings are, they can go a long way. When you are faced with a difficult decision or aren’t sure where you are heading in life, it is always good to get help. Whether that is an academic advisor, a teacher, a staff member, or even a friend, getting advice can be very useful.
(Bio: My name Is Michael Rexroad, a transfer student from Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. I am a junior currently studying cell and molecular biology with a minor in chemistry.)