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 California State University, Fullerton

Christine L. Nguyen

Christine Nguyen

About me:

I'm a third-year student at USC School of Pharmacy (Go Trojans!).  I graduated from CSUF (Go Titans!) in 2006 with a degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.  I was a transfer student from community college and it took me 5 and a half years to get my degree.  It took me awhile to figure out what to major in, what career to pursue, and how to get myself into pharmacy school, so don't be discouraged if you feel the same way!  

My advice to you is to be well-rounded!  Yes, get good grades, but also gain experience in the field by working or volunteering, get involved in the community, and get involved in school activities!  You have more time than you think!  My activities consisted of working as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens, engaging in biochemistry research in Dr. Christopher Meyer's lab, being SHPA pharmacy chairman for a year, and volunteering in at St. Jude Medical Center.  Also, don't base your career choice on how easy/hard it is to get into the program.  If you pursue something you don't truly want to do, you will most definitely be unhappy through the program and in your professional life.  Lastly, keep yourself on track!  You can do it!  Be proactive by creating a good strategy and employ it!

Good luck!
Christine L. Nguyen