Jen Song

UConn School of Nursing

Health care professions are rewarding and selfless careers; however, the business underlying both hospitals and the health care industry also intrigues me. As such, I recently switched from a business major to the School of Nursing, and plan to minor in business administration. Born in New Haven and raised in Woodbridge, CT, I have enjoyed volunteering in urban neighborhoods through experiences such as building homes with Habitat for Humanity and working with veterans in VA hospitals.

It was rewarding to help the people who needed it most because I knew they really appreciated it.

I joined UST to meet people specializing in the various branches of health care and to learn from more experienced students. Through a retreat and a community service day, I had the pleasure to speak with students, which was both educational and fun.  More importantly, I joined UST to gain greater experience in underserved communities, and to see first hand the disparities and challenges they face when trying to access quality health care. I know I will be more successful and knowledgeable in my nursing career if I start in underserved communities near UConn. I am excited about the UST and look forward to becoming more involved in the program.

Jen Song
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