Jonathan

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How I’ve made the most of my Duke experience

Duke is filled with a lot of resources and contains one of the most diverse group of people I have ever seen. Within the first few weeks of being at Duke it is easy to feel overwhelmed and that you will not be able to utilize all of Duke's resources. I know I felt that way for the first couple of weeks. I was able to change that when I started putting myself out there and meeting new people. I went to every open house event that Duke offered for their programs and I talked to fellow friends about their groups and how they got involved. The best way to get the most out of Duke is to be fearless and constantly push yourself to meet new people and organizations.

What I value

The biggest things I value are hard work and determination. I also value someone who is optimistic and hopeful that things can get better, even when they are under a lot of stress.

Where I see myself after Duke

I am an intended Chemistry major wh is also focusing on premed. My goal is to go to medical school after I finish my undergraduate years at Duke.

How I like to spend my free time

I like to spend most of my free time hanging out with friends, reading books, going to the gym, or volunteering.

My favorite classes at Duke

  • Computer Science 101
  • Biology 202
  • Chemistry 202

Resources I love to use at Duke

  • Prehealth advisors
  • Career center

Co-curricular/engagement experiences

  • Rugby
  • Taekwondo
  • Dive in Durham
  • SMART Home Program
  • Duke Aspire