I’m in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and there are so many things that I love about it. I enjoy working in the lab with my friends -- it has lots of equipment and you can use the room whenever you want. When you need one of your teachers you just email them, and they will come to the lab and help you.
I'm not a person who loves to be in the library a lot. Whenever I walked past the library when I was doing my program prerequisites I would see people in there all the time getting their work done. I never thought I was going to be one of those people, but lately I’m always in the library with my friends and I love it.
I'm from Thailand, and before I finished my first semester I had to go back home because of a family emergency. I thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish my classes, but I talked with my teachers and they helped me get through it. I had passing grades, but you still need to take the finals in order to pass; they allowed me to do so after I returned.
Be prepared. Be strong. Keep thinking positive. Once you finish at NOVA, you're going to have a bright future ahead.