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Archive for tag: pre-veterinary medicine

Shaping My Future Self

Shaping My Future Self Texas A&M presents great opportunities for its students, and majoring in biomedical sciences (BIMS) is one of them, because there are a variety of career-specific classes to take. I am now beginning to take more classes geared toward veterinary medicine, since I am a pre-vet student. Majoring in biomedical sciences has allowed me to gain a great understanding of the basic sciences needed for a great academic foundation leading up to veterinary school. One class, in particular, that I have really enjoyed taking this semester is "Animal Nutrition and Feeding," since it really pertains to what I need to know for my future career. I initially entered this class thinking it was going to be difficult, but because of those basic science classes I’ve taken in the past, I more easily understand the basic concepts of this class, which makes it more enjoyable. Aside from this particular class, Texas A&M offers many other similar classes students can take as a BI... (Read More)

Adventures in Puppy Sitting

Adventures in Puppy Sitting Extroverted Daisy, posing for a picture like a good girl Anyone with a busy internship schedule understands the time and hard work put into these opportunities. Even during the summer, these internships—combined with classes, extracurricular activities, and other obligations—leave very little time remaining in BIMS students’ schedules, to look for a job that fits around your availability. However, my luck came in the form of a Facebook post and pushed me into some form of an entrepreneurial venture I had never imagined—pet sitting! My neighborhood’s community Facebook page has proved to be an efficient source for advertising yourself and your experiences. One day, a neighbor posted to our page asking for someone to care for their two dogs while they were away on vacation. Immediately, I was intrigued. Taking care of cute dogs and getting paid to do so? It can’t get much better than that! Throughout the summer, I was able to fit i... (Read More)

A Blessing in Disguise

A Blessing in Disguise Priya spent last her last spring break working at an animal shelter in New Orleans as part of Texas A&M's Alternative Spring Break project. With spring break being less than three weeks away, I find myself remembering my spring break last year and how that one week completely changed my college career for the better. Last year, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to New Orleans for the entire week and volunteer at an animal shelter through Alternative Spring Break (ASB). ASB is a service-based organization in and out of the BCS community that primarily aims to provide students with a meaningful spring break experience through selfless service. Every year, a group of about 45 students choose between four projects across the country through which they can make the most out of their week away from school and classes. Originally, I was signed up and ready to go to Oklahoma to volunteer at a Native American Reservation. When ... (Read More)