My name is Avneet Kaur and I was born and raised in India. I came to America a few years ago and attended Montgomery College (MC), earning my associate’s degree in Business Administration. However, during my time at MC, I also took some health-related courses, and that’s when I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare systems management. I wanted to attend the University of Baltimore (UB) main campus, but the main campus was far for me, so my counselor suggested taking a look at UB’s Health Management program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).
As it turns out, attending my classes at USG worked out perfectly. I really enjoy studying here and appreciate the smaller class sizes, as well as the opportunity to be more closely connected with my professors. And, with the option for online and Saturday classes, I’ve had greater flexibility, too — helping me balance work and studying more easily.
There are lots of co-curricular activities that students can become a part of at USG. Currently, I am a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), which is an honor’s society, and I’m a member of the student club called Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society. With the guidance of faculty in my program, I also completed an internship at the Madison House Autism Foundation.
One of my short-term goals is to finish my bachelor’s degree, and then earn my master’s in health systems management. I am already on this track and have been accepted in an accelerated bachelor’s to master's course, which means I can take nine graduate credits that will apply to both my bachelor’s and master’s degree. Along with these goals I also want to maintain my current GPA of 3.9. My longer-term goal is to work as a healthcare administrator in a hospital or a healthcare organization where I can help doctors and providers serve the community more efficiently.