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Neuroscience Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2021

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Tao Xu

Majors: biochemistry & molecular biology, neuroscience
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Graduate School: Harvard University School of Medicine
Field of study: master of medical sciences in immunology

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The rigorous curriculum as well as many research experiences I have had at Dickinson have prepared me well for getting into graduate schools and for potential academic growth in graduate school. My professors are very supportive of whatever goals I want to pursue, and their encouragement and help mean a lot to me. Dickinson is truly a place of global culture and education, where I feel very welcomed as an international student and always have the space to achieve more.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I’m most interested in immunology in biomedical science, and having the opportunity to be trained at one of the world's best immunology departments is exciting. I hope to learn more things for my future research career.

Internship Experience

I interned at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where I conducted lab research on endothelial permeability control during acute lung injury (summer 2018). I also interned at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where I conducted clinical research on severe mental illness and its community support (summer 2019).

Monei Walker

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: New York, New York
Employer: Neural Stem Cell Institute
Job title: research technician

Job Responsibilities

Working with research team on disease modeling, drug discovery and cell replacement therapies, for blinding disorders using the retinal pigment epithelial stem cell.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson offered me specific types of hands-on lab experience that made me attractive to potential employers.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

The potential for scientific breakthroughs.

Emma Johnston

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: Pelham, New York
Graduate School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Field of study: physical therapy

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson gave me a strong science foundation that enabled me to matriculate in a graduate program of my choice. Dickinson also gave me the opportunity to interact with lots of people with different interests and backgrounds, which has prepared me for my future work in the healthcare.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I'm most excited to give back to my community as a physical therapist.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

I was most proud to be a Dickinsonian while in my role as a resident advisor on campus and representing the Dickinson College Cross Country and Track & Field teams at the National Championships.

Internship Experience

Physical therapy assistant at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City; shadowed physical therapists at an outpatient sports rehabilitation facility.

Jack Cimino

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Graduate School: Brandeis University
Field of study: neuroscience
Employer: Downingtown Area School District
Job title: summer technician Internship

Job Responsibilities

For two months, I will utilize general technician skills and work with computers around a school building.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

By teaching me how to live and learn responsibly as a grown man.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

A lab tech job or experience and then entering a master's program after taking a gap year.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Seeing some friends' parents, going out to lunch with friends, Sports Emporium, Gaming Club on Saturday nights, going to the Quarry every Friday or Saturday night, dancing at parties, the Fall 2019 ?N formal.

Anna Kogut

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
Employer: David K. Chow Ophthalmology
Job title: medical assistant

Job Responsibilities

Assist with ophthalmologic procedures, perform eye exams, etc.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson gave me a great education that has prepared me for clinical work.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am excited to gain clinical experience in preparation for medical school.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

The professors and the friends I made.

Ben Sutton

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Employer: Pete's General Store
Job title: warehouse technician

Job Responsibilities

  • Have working knowledge of Petratools products.
  • Provide technical support to customers of Petratools.
  • Ship Petratools products to customers.
  • Ship Petratools products to Amazon for later fulfillment.
  • Conduct monthly inventory of supplies.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It has given me confidence in my ability to perform in an academic setting. I had never thought I would attend college because I had thought I wasn't smart enough. After attending and performing well, I am confident and excited to pursue the challenges ahead of me as I make my way in the world.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

After the summer, my girlfriend and I are moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Once there, we plan to buy a fixer-upper with my VA home loan and turn it into a rental property after a year of living in it and completing various projects to make it more desirable. After that, we want to buy a house with a little bit of land and I want to build either small dwellings or camping/glamping sites to Airbnb. So I'm excited to pursue this dream of mine.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

All the self-growth that has occurred since my freshmen year. I was unconfident in my abilities as a student and that gave me a lot of anxiety. As time went on and I completed more semesters, I adapted to college work stressors and was successful. Also, my girlfriend and I further developed our love for hiking, tried different eating styles (vegan, keto), developed our bodies through exercise, and overall we became healthier individuals.

Maddie Dombroski

Major: neuroscience
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Employer: self-employed
Job title: certified nursing assistant

Job Responsibilities

Provide compassionate one to one care to individuals who need extra assistance with medication organization, doctor/nurse consultation, exercise rehabilitation, personal hygiene, meal preparation, transportation and more from an experienced certified nursing assistant.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has given me many opportunities for success and given me resources that have helped me know not only more about myself but also about what I want to do after I graduate. Dickinson has also challenged me socially and academically to which I am grateful.

What are you most anticipating about your career or post-graduate pursuits?

I am really looking forward to attending an accredited physician assistant program and implementing the skills and education I have gained at Dickinson into my future academic endeavors.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being a student-athlete I have had several defining moments that I have learned a lot about myself through successes and challenges. Furthermore, my freshmen year I was unsure about how I was fitting in with the Dickinson community, socially and academically. However, the second semester I found a great group of friends and had amazing professors who were so clearly there to support me in my life in and outside of academics. This was the reassurance I needed to know that I could make it here and fully embrace all Dickinson has to offer.

Volunteer Experience

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital: child life volunteer.

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Published April 29, 2021

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