Much like her major, “a field that often correlates with other parts of science,” Allie Wesel is constantly engaged in different activities on campus. With help from her professors and classmates, Allie has excelled in the Neuroscience Department, set her sights on medical school after graduation, and created great memories with friends all at the same time.
“I chose Carthage for the small class sizes and the opportunity for one-on-one time with professors,” she says. “An intimate classroom setting is very important to me and Carthage provides just that for its students.”
Allie encourages incoming students to “follow their hearts and do what they are passionate about. You are going to come across struggles and obstacles, but being determined and overcoming them is worth it when you’re doing what you love.”
“Upon leaving Carthage, my plan is to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician.”
“Dr. David Brownholland is always available to answer any questions I have and has eased my mind about my pre-med path. His classroom is set up in a way that is different yet effective. Dr. Daniel Miller is always in a good mood and I love going to his class. He makes me excited to learn about neuroscience and continue down a path where research is involved in my education.”
“My favorite class so far has been Neuroscience Research Methods and Statistical Analysis. This class has exposed me to research that is very hands-on. Being able to get this experience so early in my college career really makes me excited for the future and makes me feel like I have an advantage.”
“My toughest class has been Organic Chemistry. The material in this class is hard to grasp and can get very complicated. Putting all these concepts together is a difficult task for me and studying properly is something I struggle with.”
“I received the highest academic level scholarship. Receiving this scholarship and other grants have allowed me to continue to attend Carthage affordably.”
“I am a member of Pi Delta Chi, the women’s service sorority. This group of strong women works to serve the community and campus while also empowering women. Being a part of this group has really helped me grow and become more involved.”
Favorite moments at Carthage
“My favorite memories are of all the great people that I have met here. My freshman year, I played softball and met some of my best friends while I was on the team. I also enjoy exploring the Kenosha area and finding new places to eat.”
Biggest surprise so far?
“The biggest surprise so far in my college career has been finding a healthy balance between class, free time, and studying. Time management is something I continue to struggle with and college is a time when you’re constantly adjusting.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“My 8-year-old self would think I was joking. I never thought I would be on the career path that I am, but once I got to Carthage, I knew I was where I needed to be, doing what I needed to do.”
Advice for other students considering your major
“Neuroscience is a field that often correlates with other parts of science. This major also offers a lot of opportunity for hands on experience and research within the field of study.”