For this month's student spotlight, we are featuring a student who has attended a number of Scenic Rivers AHEC programs. Learn more about Sarah's involvement with Scenic Rivers AHEC and her plans for the future.
Where are you originally from?
Where did you attend/or currently are attending school?
I am a senior at Bangor High School.
What are your future career/school goals?
I am interested in becoming a speech pathologist, a dietician, or a physician assistant.
What was your first experience with AHEC and what did you learn from it?
I attended the Health Careers Camp this past summer. I learned a lot about different careers in the health field from job shadows, the Gundersen ICE House, and speakers. The experience opened my eyes to careers that I hadn't considered before attending the camp.
Did you continue to participate in any AHEC programs such as camp counselor, AHEC alumni or AHEConnect?
As an AHEC alumni, I participated in AHEC Day at the Captiol.
Do you have plans to take advantage of AHEC programs in the future?
In college, I plan to participate in Wisconsin Express because I think it would be interesting to explore different cultures and to be able to work with other students as a team.
What advice would you give to younger students starting to navigate their future in a health care career?
Don't limit yourself to just one career option. Keep an open mind, and you might find several careers that interest you.