“The program at Saint Joseph’s appealed to me because it offered opportunities to advance in both research and education as a student and teaching assistant. During the program, there was a balance of coursework and research. I advanced academically and developed as a scientist. I gained valuable hands-on research experience and improved my scientific writing; skills instrumental in the scientific community. I also served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate laboratory courses. I was able to help set-up labs, assist students in their work, and switch from my typical student role to the role of a teacher. In addition, I found the faculty helpful and friendly. Rotating in different laboratories, allowed me to find which faculty members research interests best matched my own, ultimately leading to my thesis project.
The hands-on research experience and knowledge I gained throughout the graduate program prepared and helped me excel in my chosen field.”