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angiepants [one pocket at a time]

Hi, I'm a 24 year old Long Island raised lady who became a grown adult (aka: 6 years for undergrad and grad schooling) in Philly, home of squished pretzels and 'brotherly' love. I've traveled over the northeast coast and even once to the Midwest for clinical rotations. I'm finishing my final one back in good ole' Philly this summer. I'm on the track to finish my Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree and then take my licensure test this fall.

I'm known to geek over anything anatomy or adaptive sports. You’ll find me stopping to pick flowers for my hair, living waist deep in my studies or spending the weekend cooking up a storm.

I'm an Aries and ENFJ by nature.

My favorites are fruit, artsy things, wearing aprons and sprawling down on the ground instead of actual chairs. This is my place of inspirations, thoughts, and daily occurrences. Enjoy.

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Posts tagged university

Aug 26 '11

Day 13 - Is there anything that you imagined would happen in college, but now that you’re in college you realize that you were totally wrong?

First one?  Being best friends with my ‘Roomie 2008!!!’ for the long run.  Yes, we got along and yes, it was exciting and fun.  But come sophomore year we went more our separate ways (plus I had to rediscover myself at the end of that first year and I think she realized that).

Biggest one?  Being able to let loose and get a boyfriend.  And no, not lose as in being sleezy.  I mean loose as in not being overly organized, concerned, and having the need to feel super busy and productive (something that naturally doesn’t allow fair time for a love life).  I’m still like this and I’ve learned it’s just my personality.  I’m very academic and career focus and tend not to let other things get in the way of that-even a romance.  Funny enough, I do have interests but either have a problem with time for trying or guts for attempting a move.

  

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 25 '11

Day 12 - Which clubs and teams are you a member of? Do you remember how you got involved with these clubs?

  • D.A.R.T (Drexel Art Club)
  •  Drexel Democrats
  •  Drexel Dance Ensemble
  •  Drexel Sierra Club
  •  Drexel Players (Theatre Group)
  •  Drexel Equestrian Team
  • Drexel Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • Entertainment U – Live Arts Chair
  • Urban Playground
  • Intramural Sports – Floor Hockey, Volleyball
  • Urban Tree Connection - Volunteer
  • Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Delta Zeta
  • Overzealous Bakers Anonymous [Obviously not a Drexel one but one I’ve personally stayed in for a really long time…]

There are definitely more throughout my 3 years of undergrad, but I didn’t feel like overwhelming too much.

 

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 24 '11
Day 9 - Post a picture of your college.
Drexel’s student body is huge and out campus is integrated in multiple parts of the city.  I think this is mostly appropiate.
Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Day 9 - Post a picture of your college.

Drexel’s student body is huge and out campus is integrated in multiple parts of the city.  I think this is mostly appropiate.

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 22 '11

Day 7 - What is your field of study? How did you come to this decision, and how many times have you changed your mind?

Physical Therapy!  I did dance for many, many years and really just had a natural interest in the body and health aspects.  I was originally learning towards nutrition but was told it was a difficult major to get a job in.  I took a leap with Physical Therapy and luckily, I love it.  It was even further confirmed in my summer after freshmen year- I shadowed under two Pediatric Physical Therapists in New Jersey (one being an aunt and another who specialized in Spina Bifida) and couldn’t help but ask so many questions and get overly excited. 

I’ve been on an accelerated track for my Doctorate and haven’t changed my mind since!

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 20 '11

Day 5 - Who is the best friend you’ve met at college? How did you meet and what sort of adventures have you had?

For classes, it’s been Becca B!  She’s a small, nerdy blonde who has the same sense of style, love of food, art and humor as me.  We met from basically having the exact same courses-me being a PT major and her being PA major.  She’s one of the only people in our Health Care College that I still genuinely respect and enjoy.

As for the rest, it’s a select few from my sorority DZ and my RA co-workers that really put inspiration in my life and a smile across my face.  I can’t even beginto list all the ‘adventures’ of Greek Life or the RA lifestyle.

(Blurry but one of the bests)

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 19 '11

Day 4 - Describe the best party experience you’ve had so far.

When it comes down to the nitty gritty, I’m not a huge crowd party fan.  I’ve been in enough dingy basements of drunk people to find its not my thing.  My favorite parties are out in the open and free, preferably in Philly’s old city area.  Or I’m just all about the Happy Hour!  My favorite so far was for my 21st birthday celebration at a quirky bar, National Mechanics.  It was fun.

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 17 '11

Day 2 - What school do you go to? What is something that makes your school unique, or that makes the school special to you?

I go to Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Unique = The Philly Playground.  When I say I live in Philly, relatives don’t realize I LIVE in Philly, not take a bus ride to get to Philly sort of thing.  There is so much arts, festivals, and culture that I wish students had more time (and money) to enjoy!

Special = My small program and how it’s in a slightly different setting than norm.  I take a 10 minute Shuttle back and forth (yes, annoying at times) to a separate part of Drexel’s campus.  The Health Sciences buildings are all in Center City which has more shops, sights to see, and restaurants than the main campus at University City.

30 Day College/University Challenge

Aug 16 '11

Heck Yeah Tumblr Challenges!: 30 Day College/University Challenge

Day 1 - Which college was your number one choice? Are you going to that school? If not, how did you handle the rejection? If so, is it everything you always thought it would be?

Day 2 - What school do you go to? What is something that makes your school unique, or that makes the school special to you?

Day 3 - If you live away from home, share your moving day experience. If you commute, do you feel like you are missing out on a true college experience?

Day 4 - Describe the best party experience you’ve had so far.

Day 5 - Who is the best friend you’ve met at college? How did you meet and what sort of adventures have you had?

Day 6 - If you live in the dorms, tell us about your roommates/floormates.

Day 7 - What is your field of study? How did you come to this decision, and how many times have you changed your mind?

Day 8 - How many years have you been in college?  How many more years until you complete it?

Day 9 - Post a picture of your college.

Day 10 - What has been your favorite class to take, and what made it so fascinating?

Day 11 - If your college has sports teams, which sport is the most respected? Have they ever won a championship?

Day 12 - Which clubs and teams are you a member of? Do you remember how you got involved with these clubs?

Day 13 - Is there anything that you imagined would happen in college, but now that you’re in college you realize that you were totally wrong?

Day 14 - Which kinds of students are the most annoying to be in a class with?

Day 15 - Share about the first boy/girl you’ve had a crush on since being in college. Where did you first see them? Where did you first talk to them? Did you date?

Day 16 - What are your favorite things to do, when you aren’t in class or studying? (sports games, parties, etc.?)

Day 17 - Are you paying for college yourself? If so, are you using loans and scholarships?

Day 18 - Show us a picture of your favorite place to hang out around campus.

Day 19 - What do you do during holiday breaks?

Day 20 - What has been the toughest class you’ve taken so far? Are there any classes that you are not looking forward to?

Day 21 - Tell us about your favorite professor.

Day 22 - Tell us about your least favorite professor.

Day 23 - Post a picture of yourself that encapsulates your college experience so far.

Day 24 - Tell us about something interesting/funny that’s happened during class.

Day 25 - Which did you enjoy more: high school or college?

Day 26 - What is something non-academic that you’ve learned at college?

Day 27 - Tell us about your worst experience from your college years.

Day 28 - Did any of your high school friends go to the same college as you? If not, do you still talk to your old high school friends?

Day 29 - Tell us about the most interesting person you have encountered at school or around campus.

Day 30 - What are your favorite and least favorite things about college?

Day 1 - Which college was your number one choice? Are you going to that school? If not, how did you handle the rejection? If so, is it everything you always thought it would be?

Honestly, I didn’t have a number one choice.  Mostly, I wanted o go to Quinnipiac because my entire suburb, well-to-do friends were going there, it was a beautiful campus, and they had what I heard was a prestigious PT Program.  However, I didn’t know if definitely wanted to do PT at that point and I applied to late for their limited early acceptances.

After that, I was down to wanting IONA (a small, personal, but pretty private school only 45 minutes from NYC) or Drexel (a huge, private urban backyard school I only heard of because my Guidance Counselor told me I could get a good scholarship from). 

At that early spring of Senior High School year I was severely underweight, confused, and lost with all the changes happening all around me while being forced to make a decision between two drastically different entities.  What did I do?  I went to Drexel because of the 3+3 Accelerated Program.  I remember both being in awe of the school when I first visited during a light snowing but later hating and wanting to leave on a tour I received a month later.  Crazy opposites, huh?  The last finality was turning to my mom on the verge of tears and asking “They have the best PT Program, I should go, isn’t that right thing to do?”  That’s me to a tee-I’m always seeking acceptance of my parents which was only amplified at this time of not having lived on my own yet.

Drexel was hard the first year.  I don’t know if it’s the school, my neglectful RA, or anything else to blame since I can say the majority of my experience was ruined by me.  I tried almost club at least once (everything from the Environmental Club, to Drexel Democrats, a Religion Club and more!) but never made friend connections.  I’ve had more phone calls crying to my mother than my whole life that 2008-2009 Fall to Spring.

I finished Freshman year that summer and my mother made me get help while I was home.  Once this and that were taken care of, I really gave a hard last effort to engage to Drexel before giving up.  I returned in Fall with a game plan to start myself right and test if I really liked Drexel or not before going through the difficult and costly process of transferring.  I got an early job as a Transfer Assistant (a new way to meet people starting with a similar starting anew mindset as me, no?), I looked into rushing a Sorority (which I was later accepted), tried the Equestrian Team (something I wanted to restart from childhood) and was even really thorough enough to get a Performing Art Scholarship for Assistant-Stage Managing in the upcoming year of Drexel Theatre Performances.

Funny thing is I’m not in half of those things above anymore, but I’m happier.  I still think Drexel is tough.  The Quarter schedule is fast, organized, and different than all many other schools.  You have to grow up for the work and profession atmosphere without any time to get confused over your life calling.  The large student enrollment is difficult to manage when it comes to Financial Aide, Billing, and others unless you are proactive for yourself.

But in the end, my work connections and DPT program wins.  I’ve become connected with being an RA and fellow co-workers, with a lot of the Health Sciences Faculty (yes, I’m a total nerd and accept that I like meeting with them to learn and volunteer in certain events related to my major), and with the quirky people and artsy city of Philly itself.  Fortunately, my crying confused tear choice 3 years ago was a sheer damn lucky one in the end because it has made me a stronger and more experienced person today.

Jun 30 '11

College Promotion Truth and Deception.

(Source: ohyeahcollegeadvice)