I discovered the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Transfer Access Program (TAP) while I was a General Studies student at Montgomery College (MC). I was able to enroll in the program as a MC student and get access to several services and amenities at USG. I decided to attend the University of Baltimore because it offered the program I was interested in. The B.S. in Health Management program is offered at USG on Saturdays, which is a convenient option compared to commuting to the main campus in downtown Baltimore. With a major in Health Management, I hope to make a difference in the field by helping doctors work more efficiently and helping underserved patients get the necessary attention needed in free clinics.
Every year, I take part in USG’s International Night representing Iran. The activities I like to get involved in are modeling Iranian fashions at the fashion show and setting up Iran’s table. I attend activities such as networking events, Link Up with LinkedIn, take Zumba classes at the rec center, participate in the USG Fest student appreciation day, go to Priddy library workshops, and have attended student town hall meetings.
My short-term goal is to continue maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To achieve this goal, I plan to continue using the writing services offered by the Center for Academic Success (CAS). I also have an internship with the Central Maryland Area Health Education Center as part of the requirements in my HSMG program. My internship has provided me with useful real-world experience.
My long-term goal is to get a job in the healthcare field. If needed, I will pursue a master’s degree to burnish my healthcare knowledge and be more competitive. I am dedicated to pursuing a career in a healthcare organization where I can use what I have learned to benefit my employer as well as myself.