Shanna Britt: Peer Mentor
My name is Shanna Britt and I am a neuroscience major from Tawas City, Michigan. I aspire to be a physical therapist. The HPRC has opened up so many doors for me as an individual. Being a member and leader of this prestigious group has allowed me to expand and build my network of resourceful individuals. I have been able to make connections with various CMU faculty members, including those associated with CMU's Physical Therapy Program, as well as HPRC alumni. The HPRC has helped me grow immensely as a student, a leader, and an individual. I can't imagine not being a part of this amazing group; we truly are a family.
Jordan Ness: Peer Mentor
My name is Jordan Ness and I am a senior at CMU. My major is psychology with a minor in leadership and I have aspirations to be a physical therapist. I am a Peer Mentor for the HPRC and my duties include working with students on scheduling and study habits, overseeing the HPRC executive board, maintain HPRC technology and data collection.
One of the major benefits of working as a Peer Mentor for the HPRC is the networking opportunities. As a Peer Mentor, I have established relationships with the Associate
Dean for the College of Health Professions at CMU, the Director for the Doctoral
Physical Therapy Program, and many others that will provide opportunities for
graduate school or a job. The HPRC provides a stable environment that has allowed
me to grow personally, academically and professionally.
The HPRC has given me a great opportunity to meet a lot of new and interesting people. Since everyone is going into a health related profession, I have had many classes with the people around me. Being a part of the HPRC is also great because it offers a lot of resources for any kind of help or troubles. I've had a great time being a part of the Health Professions Residential College!
The Health Professions Residential College made the transition to college easier than I ever would have imagined. It allows you to get involved and meet incredible people at the same time. There are always people around that are willing and able to help you. In the HPRC you create a family with the people you live with and around. Being a part of this college makes you feel like you're more than just a number at CMU, you're actually a name.
As a member of the HPRC, I am at an advantage compared to other college students. The HPRC prepares you for the health professions field, effectively and efficiently. Students involved in the HPRC are intelligent, and are all goal oriented. Being surrounded in an environment with ambitious individuals is motivating. Study sessions conducted by students are a success in the HPRC, they help us understand the material more clearly. Another advantage to the HPRC is the networking experience you gain from volunteering, participating in conferences, etc. Aside from an educational stand point, the HPRC makes you feel like you’re a part of a family!