Yesterday I gave my first tour as a student ambassador for my veterinary school. After being a student ambassador for my undergraduate university I was eager to get back in the saddle and give tours to prospective students. Our evening of tours included giving the pre-vet club at Virginia Tech a tour of the veterinary school. Within the first few moments of the tour, I quickly realized why I loved doing this so much. Talking to students that were in my shoes just a few years ago brought an excitement and sense of achievement to the front of my mind. These will be the future students that will be following in my steps in a few years.
The students were full of questions and vigor to get into veterinary school. I saw myself in each and every one of them as they asked about our classes, the curriculum, and the labs. It was amazing to see how enthusiastic they were about my experiences and advice on what to do with their future. With long days in a classroom and a large midterm around the corner, it’s easy to get lost in the monotony of the days running together and lose that sense of passion I had just one year ago after receiving my acceptance. After two hours of touring, dinner and giving out my email to several of them, I felt a renewed sense of passion. It was a great reminder of where I have come from to get where I am and how blessed I am to be here.