Matthew Caldwell

What are you doing after graduation?

[I will be] attending the UCF College of Medicine for medical school.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Do something you enjoy and work hard at it.

Suzanne Chaar

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be taking a gap year and I will be applying to medical schools. Additionally, I am planning to work in research and continue volunteering at Shepherd's Hope free clinic.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Never ever give up, and always reach out to professors, faculty, and staff when you need help.


James Chamberlain

What are you doing after graduation?

[I will be] working at our family business and possibly looking at graduate schools.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Enjoy your time here. If you stay ahead of work through time management and getting support from the faculty and other students, you will be able to enjoy your college experience to the fullest.

Lauren Christie

What are you doing after graduation?

[I will be] continuing through the application and testing process with a federal agency before moving to Washington D.C. to begin my career in public service.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Always get involved in activities that inspire and motivate you to be the best version of you possible. Being involved can teach you things that you may not have otherwise learned in a classroom setting.


Brianna Cooper

What are you doing after graduation?

After graduation, I am going to start working at Lockheed Martin as a financial analyst.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Make the most of the opportunities you have while in college and find ways to differentiate yourself.

Natassja DeBra

What are you doing after graduation?

I will be a double Knight. I will be continuing my education in the nursing FNP doctorate program here at UCF. In addition, I am working on publishing my undergraduate thesis to a professional journal.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Live and learn. You will make mistakes but it is important to always keep moving forward. Do not let anything hold you back and enjoy every moment of your college career because it will be over in the blink of an eye.


Kristen Detz

What are you doing after graduation?

I am looking for a job at an elementary school here in Orange County. I plan to start my master's program at UCF next summer so I can become a speech language pathologist.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Don't spread yourself too thin! It's better to stick with one or two things that you're really passionate about. Burnout is a very real serious thing, so make sure you are doing what makes you happy.

Fahim Dhalla

What are you doing after graduation?
I will be attending the University of Central Florida's doctor of physical therapy program.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

I would say take advantage of all of the opportunities that are presented to you in the [Burnett] Honors College and UCF in general. With such a large school, there's bound to be something that interests you. The faculty members have great connections and if they don't know about anything you're interested in, I can guarantee they know someone who does. Ask around and get involved. UCF is what you make of it!


Gustavo Diaz Galeas

What are you doing after graduation?
I plan on working in either the computer hardware industry, or the embedded development industry to gain some experience in the industry before pursuing a graduate degree to specialize in hardware security.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Remember: a person learns the most through failures than through successes. Do not be afraid to go out and fail at things to better understand not only yourself, but also your own motivations as to why you are pursuing what you are. People are as much as their failures as their successes.

Jenna Dovydaitis

What are you doing after graduation?
I will be starting at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in August 2020, on a cost-of-attendance scholarship (David Geffen Medical Scholar).

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

I would highly recommend maintaining interests that are unconventional for your primary focus of study. This intention can be completed in coursework, in extracurricular activities, or even by double majoring if you have time. When you are applying for jobs or further education in the future, this will help you to stick out among others with similar baseline qualifications. Best of luck!


Nicholas Etz

What are you doing after graduation?
[I will be] earning a master's degree in operations research at Columbia University.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

Get involved with the UCF community! There's a student organization for everyone, and it's the best way to make friends and get new experiences. Also, develop relationships with your professors: you never know what opportunities those connections might open for you!

Olivia Feild

What are you doing after graduation?

After graduation, I will be attending the University of Central Florida to complete my Masters in Forensic Science.

What is one tip you have for incoming or current students?

My one tip for incoming students is that no matter how hard something may seem, never give up, never slack off, it will all be worth it in the end. When you finish all those classes and get to do what you truly enjoy, you will look back at everything you learned in school and be grateful for what you did.