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Just one more day and we are on Spring Break! I think we all put forth an Olympic effort to make it through the past two months. Speaking of Olympics, I am looking forward to watching the conclusion of the Winter Olympics on television this weekend. My Dad and I were fortunate enough to be spectators for the games in Vancouver last weekend. It was a tremendous experience.
Four years ago I watched the 2006 Winter Olympics in my small dorm room on my very old TV. It is amazing to consider how far I have come since I was a freshman at University of Illinois, and not just because I had a better view of the Olympics this year! I remember trying to finish my chemistry lab report with one eye on my work and one eye on figure skating. As a freshman, I was not sure what I wanted for a career, so I attended several pre-professional club meetings. I highly recommend undergrad students gain exposure to many career options because once you finally find the right path, you know it immediately.
Four years from now I will be watching the 2014 Winter Olympics on TV, but I have no idea where I will be watching them from. I may be completing a Residency Program, or working on a Masters Degree, or working in an office. I am currently gaining exposure to many options in Optometry so I can choose the right path, just as I did four years ago.