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[Words appear: Honors College at IUPUI]
[Words appear: Advising with John Fierst]
[Screen fades to John standing in the kitchen of the Honors College]
[John speaks: I’m an Honors College scholar, and so I have sought the help from an Honors College Advisor many times in the past, and that’s helped me kind of figure out what I want to do after graduation. Honors advisors have a smaller pool of students that they work with, and so I feel I have gotten more one-on-one attention. My honors advisor, Laura Masterson, has gotten to know me really well. So that’s been great for not only just getting a good plan of study for my undergraduate career, but also to try to figure out the best ways I can be involved campus, and what my best options are for what I want to do after graduation.
I came in as a pre-med biology major, and I had enough credit to graduate a year early. So, over the course of time, I kind of switched ideas. I was thinking of doing a different program, a graduate program. So, with the help of my honors advisor, I was able to come up with a plan of study that still incorporated all of the prerequisite classes that I needed for both programs—both medical school and graduate school—and still finish in three years. So that kind of advising has helped me definitely to stay on track and still complete my degree in the amount of time that I wanted to do it.]