LSU students are a diverse group. They come from all over the globe with different dreams, goals, and aspirations for their respective futures. Here is a chance to get to know them one at a time. No matter his or her academic discipline, everyone has a story to tell … including you!
Q: What made you decide on LSU?
A: I initially decided on LSU because the university offered me more advantages than other schools I applied to, like being close to my family and hometown, receiving great financial support, and knowing that a number of my closest high school friends would be enrolling as well. The past two-and-a-half years here in Baton Rouge have been amazing, and time truly is flying by. Looking back, becoming an LSU Tiger was the best decision I could have made.
Q: What would you say about the academics at LSU?
A: As a student of the LSU Honors College, I love the strong push toward not only excelling in the classroom, but using what I learn to serve the community around me. It’s a challenge every single day. The professors I’ve had are genuinely helpful, and I love the student-run Supplemental Instruction sessions for my science courses. There are also plenty of opportunities for undergraduate research, and my time working in the lab continues to keep my mind fresh outside of the classroom. Through LSU academics, I definitely feel better prepared for life after graduation—which, for me, hopefully involves medical school.
Q: What are your goals and how is LSU helping you accomplish them?
A: The main goals I have right now revolve around becoming a medical doctor. I hope to one day revisit my home country of the Philippines to make a difference through healthcare, and LSU is certainly preparing me for this lifestyle. The LSU chapter of my fraternity, Beta Kappa Gamma, has been excellent in emphasizing the importance of serving the public and helping those in need. All of my hospital shadowing and community volunteer work was made possible through LSU connections. As a whole, the university provides opportunities every single day to help students reach their goals, whether it’s through Career Services, academic advising, or student support programs.
Q: What advice would you give a student who was considering LSU?
A: I feel that one of the most important things you can do as a prospective student is visit the campus. You can read about LSU all you want, but seeing things in person—like Tiger Stadium, the Student Union, the new bookstore, Mike the Tiger, and most importantly, the students—is so much more satisfying and influential. Searching for the right college can be stressful, but from personal experience, I believe that LSU works hard to make you feel right at home.