Student Ambassadors | Audiology
Our Ambassadors assist with all on-campus prospective student events hosted by the School of Audiology. In addition to SOA events, they also work very closely with the Admissions office in providing an invaluable resource for prospective students.
If you would like to speak with a current student about their experience applying to or choosing Pacific University's School of Audiology, you are encouraged to email one of our student ambassadors. They will be happy to help you!
Class of 2021
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | San Francisco State University; BA in Communicative Disorders Minor in Special Education
Why did you choose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because I felt it offered a positive learning environment for my needs. Previous Student Ambassadors were so open about the exciting and challenging times ahead, and I felt the support from faculty, staff, and peers were an important aspect in this program. Also, Pacific has a 2-week block schedule. I am a hands-on learner and so I was very intrigued to learn that Pacific has a simulation lab where we can practice our skills that follow along with the material in lecture.
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | Pacific is an accelerated 3-year program and as daunting as that can be faculty, staff, and peers are incredibly supportive at helping their students succeed. They will set time aside their busy schedule and are more than happy to help you understand the material. They understand that as students we will make mistakes and it’s their goal to help us feel confident on the material and skills, so we do not make the same mistakes with our future patients. The School of Audiology community at Pacific is very encouraging and wants its students to enjoy learning while balancing some self-love.
First Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | University of Nevada, Reno; Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies
Why did you choose Pacific | From my very first impression during interviews at Pacific, I knew it was different than any other graduate programs I looked at. The professors were clearly so passionate about audiology, but most importantly they were really advocating for the students’ success. It was obvious that they were going to shape and mold me to the audiologist that I would hope to be in the future. Another important aspect was the 3 year accelerated program that only so many graduate schools offer. The speed of the program and constant hands-on experience through the simulation lab makes Pacific University unlike any other.
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | Being in a 3 year accelerated program, I was terrified if I was going to be able to keep up. However, the professors have been engaging in making sure they are constantly present with guidance and support. But most importantly, Pacific University has truly given me a home away from home. From the professors and my fellow cohort, I have been given a community that will always push me to be the best and will be there to support me in my future path into audiology.
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Western Oregon University; BA American Sign Language
Hometown | Woodland, California
Why did you chose Pacific | When it came to the decision of choosing Pacific University for my graduate school, there were two significant factors that played a huge role. The first being that I felt that my success and happiness were the highest priorities for the faculty. Often, during undergrad, I felt isolated and left alone when it came to my progression and success. It is completely different here at Pacific! I truly feel that the people around me go above and beyond to ensure that I feel supported. The second factor was the acceleration of this program. The fast pace of this three-year program fits my life style and drive. Therefore, this program matches my speed and gives me the opportunity to start my externship a year earlier than most programs.
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | There are so many things I like about being a student at Pacific University but if I would have to chose one thing, it would be the feeling of community I get by being here. I felt automatically accepted and immersed into the program and school right away! When choosing a graduate program, you have to be confident that it will be an environment where you will thrive.
First Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | University of Central Florida; B.S. Communication Science and Disorders
Hometown | Tampa, Florida
Why did you chose Pacific | What originally drew me to Pacific was the accelerated aspect of the program. I knew Pacific was my new home away from home the moment interview day began. The staff and current students warmly welcomed us and answered any questions we had. The SimLab was impressive and is currently providing the perfect environment to start my journey as an audiologist to be. Being from Florida, I knew it was a huge leap for me but there is no doubt in my mind that I made the right choice.
What do I like about being a student at Pacific | What I love about Pacific is how much the staff is approachable and wants you to succeed. The staff goes above and beyond when it comes to their teaching methods to ensure the students understand the material. Pacific sets students up for success not only in the classroom but also in the clinic. I have already been exposed to pediatric screenings at local elementary schools and the Pacific Ear Clinic. Through Pacific, I had the opportunity to volunteer at OAA this year where I was educated on current audiology debates and was exposed to the latest technology manufacturers had to offer. The program is fast paced and is challenging at times; however, my fellow peers and professors are always there to support, encourage and help throughout the program.
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | University of Mississippi Bachelor of Science Communication Sciences and Disorders
Why did you choose Pacific | I was first drawn to Pacific University because of the accelerated aspect and the unique block schedule. When I came to campus and received my first tour I was blown away by everything Pacific has to offer. The simulation lab is always open and gives students a place to practice and perfect their skills, the classrooms, labs, and clinic are all located in one building so there is no running from one side of campus to the other, and there is always a friendly face around the corner. Being so far from home I wanted to attend a university that made me feel like I was a part of the family and I found that at Pacific!
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | Pacific University is truly a special place. The professors are on your side and want you to succeed. They are approachable and go out of their way to get to know you. The larger cohort also gives you the ability to make a ton of friends right from the start. This makes studying and being in the classroom all day so much more enjoyable. We also get to start hands on learning right from the beginning. We are in the simulation lab, clinic, and local school districts to conduct hearing screenings starting the first month of the program to begin to apply our knowledge. These are just a few of the reason why I enjoy being a student at Pacific University!
First Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | University of California, Merced; Molecular and Cell Biological Sciences, BS
Hometown | Stockton, CA
Why You Chose Pacific University | Determining where to build the foundation for your professional career is such an important decision. What stood out most to me about Pacific University was the genuine care for the success of each and every student. The faculty and staff assured me that my strengths are valued here at Pacific and my weaknesses are just as important in my growth as an individual. Knowing I would be in a safe and supportive environment to make mistakes and relentlessly encouraged to improve and refine my knowledge and skills, was one of the many reasons why I chose Pacific University.
What Do You Like About Being a Student at Pacific | The innovative block system has been such a great match to my learning style. The classes build on one another and continuously reinforce the knowledge we’ve acquired. The early hands on experience has also helped in solidifying what we learned in the classroom and making it clinically applicable early on. The resources we have in our program are immense— from the simulation pods, teaching laboratories, and great accessibility to our preceptors. Here at Pacific, we truly are supported by all faculty and staff members because they genuinely want you to succeed and reach your potential as a student clinician and future audiologist.
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate | University of Nevada, Reno; Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Hometown | Chandler, Arizona
Why you chose Pacific | The biggest thing that appealed to me was the access we have to the simulation lab. At other schools you have to share access to a small number of facilities, but at Pacific you have access to all the testing equipment in the lab and the clinic, which gives us limitless opportunities to hone our skills for the praxis and our placements. As someone who is a really hands on learner, this is an invaluable opportunity for me to become comfortable and get acquainted with everything.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | Because your time is so short in the accelerated program, everyone becomes incredibly close early on. There is really no time for formality, you are immediately surrounded by people who understand what you are going through and who want to help you succeed! This is true for both professors and for your fellow classmates, everyone knows everyone and the support is immense.
First Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | University of British Columbia; Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology
Hometown | Vancouver, BC
Why did you chose Pacific | I chose this program because it is well-rounded in terms of both academics and clinical experience. The block module system is very effective because it allows for a deeper understanding of concepts. Also, the clinical practicum starts within the first month of the program, which is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience very early on in the program.
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | My favorite part about the program is the professors because they are very supportive and approachable. They are wiling to go above and beyond to make sure that every student is comfortable with the learning materials and are always available to answer any questions.
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | San Francisco State University; B.A. in Communicative Disorders, Minor in Special Education
Hometown | Daly City, California
Why did you choose Pacific | As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, I felt as if I would be limited in terms of personal growth if I were to pursue a higher level of education over there. In addition to this, the number of Audiology programs in California is scarce and I was also ready to leave the comfort of my home. So, once I received an email about an upcoming interview at Pacific University, I immediately looked up flights from California to Oregon. That decision turned into a life-changing experience because I could see myself being a student here right away. I loved the idea of challenging myself with the 2-week block schedule, enhancing new skills in the clinic, or perfecting techniques with our lab groups. I also appreciated the manner in which professors also acknowledged their students as colleagues and vice versa. Let’s go Boxers!!! :)
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | There are so many things to choose from! The supportive faculty members and my fellow classmates are definitely a plus because everyone does their best to help anyone who may struggle on a particular concept. I also enjoy the variety of hands-on experiences that we participated in the unique facilities that the program has to offer, which includes the Teaching Lab, Simulation Lab, and the Pacific EarClinic. Outside of the classroom, there are quite a few food options or coffee shops to choose from in case any students need a break.
First Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | University of California, Riverside; BA Linguistics
Hometown | Garden Grove, California
Why did you choose Pacific | Pacific University offers many valuable opportunities for early hands-on learning experience as well as technologically advanced tools to enhance your educational progress. There were so many positives about Pacific University such as the EarClinic, the SIMlab, and the condensed yet concise 3-year block system schedule. Another plus point for out of state students is no tax in Oregon!
What do you like about being a student at Pacific | I feel very privileged as a student here at Pacific University due to the early hands-on opportunities with the equipment, as well as the attentive and encouraging professors who truly desire for the students to succeed. The overall Pacific AuD community treats their students like family and that really helped me to find my comfort zone so far away from home.
First Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Western Washington University; B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hometown | Arlington, WA
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific University because of the block system schedule. This correlates with my learning style, and I knew it would help me succeed in graduate school. Another reason I chose Pacific was the wonderful faculty. From the second I set foot on campus, I felt very welcomed. It was very apparent how much they wanted to see their students succeed and would go the extra mile to make sure that happened.
What I like about being a student at Pacific | My favorite part about being a student at Pacific is the wonderful individuals I get to surround myself with daily. You couldn’t ask for better faculty who are there to help during every step of the process and provide so much encouragement to their students. Additionally, this includes my peer group, who even in a short time, I have grown close to and rely so heavily on for support. The community is truly what sets Pacific University’s School of Audiology apart from other programs.
Class of 2020
Second Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | Appalachian Sate University; BS Communication Science and Disorders
Hometown | Wilson, North Carolina
Why you chose Pacific University | The three year accelerated program is what drew me into Pacific University originally. As I learned more about the teaching lab, I became even more intrigued. The teaching lab has an endless supply of equipment available to students, which helps a tremendous amount with hands on experience.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | The block system has optimized my learning. I have learned more than I could have ever imagined since August. Another reason I like being in this program is the supportive faculty. They are always willing to help, and make sure I am getting the best education possible.
Second Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | University of South Florida
Hometown | Nassau, The Bahamas
Why you chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific University because I truly felt that the faculty and staff cared about my best interest in regards to learning, specifically having a well-rounded academic experience. I really connected with Pacific on interview day and felt that the university aligned with my professional and personal goals. The 3-year accelerated program and block system were exactly what I was looking for.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | Being a student at Pacific is a very rewarding experience. I find the module schedule helps to keep me more engaged and focused. As an international student, I found moving to Oregon an easy transition as there is so much to do and everyone in the area is very friendly and helpful. I also value the access to faculty and staff, and feel that they go above and beyond in order to cater to our academic needs throughout the program.
Second Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | Pacific University
Hometown | Puyallup, WA
Why you chose Pacific University | I chose this program because of the two week block curriculum and accelerated three year program. Also, I attended Pacific University for my undergraduate degree and had constant support and guidance from faculty, both on the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses, during the entire process.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | My favorite thing about being a student in Pacific's AuD program is the block modules, which fit my personality very well. I love the fast pace and the challenge of the block schedule. I also like that we have received hands on clinical experience so early in our schooling - I have learned so much in such a short period of time. There really are so many opportunities due to the nature of this program and its professors.
Second Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Portland State University
Hometown | Beaverton/Portland, OR
Why you chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific for a variety of reasons because it truly was unlike any other School I applied to. The accelerated program and block curriculum played a huge part in my decision. Additionally, the fact that being in the classroom (while an important part of learning) is really only during the first year. In conjunction with clinical practice and the simulation lab, I knew I would be successful in the internships, externship, and my professional career. I also liked the size of the cohort - I knew it would provide a wide array of experiences and perspectives. Pacific University's mission to serve the community was also another deciding factor.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | The reasons I originally chose Pacific are truly what I now like about being a student at Pacific. Additionally, I have since discovered how much the faculty want to see you succeed, and how they are always offering support and guidance. They always want to know what's working for you and what you need help with. There is always an open line of communication between the students and staff. Another thing I like about being a student at Pacific is the access we have to the second year students. It is so helpful to hear about their experiences as first year students, and what we need to prepare for as well as look forward to in our second year internships. Finally, I like the 2-week modules. By having one class for two weeks, instead of several classes simultaneously over the semester, I feel like I am able to better focus my time and energy on really learning the subject matter thoroughly.
Second Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | California State University-Sacramento; BAS in Audiology
Hometown | Antelope, California
Why you chose Pacific University | When I first visited Pacific to receive a tour of the campus and again on interview day, I fell in love with the people that filled the classrooms and offices. Pacific has such a warm and welcoming environment - an energy that makes you feel at home. I feel it is so important to be in an encouraging and challenging environment as we are pushed out of our comfort zones to insure we become the best clinicians we can be. I also chose Pacific because of their onsite clinic, block system, accelerated three year structure, approachable professors and how quickly we get hands on experience.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | The best part of Pacific would have to be our professors. They are always so encouraging and willing to bend over backwards to insure we are grasping concepts and retaining information that directly impacts us as future clinicians. Another unique aspect of our program is the size of our cohort. It is a bigger cohort than most AuD programs, which is a great benefit. It allows for more of a well-rounded group of individuals. We, as colleagues, can contract each other for advice later in our careers.
Monica Guerrero Lara
Second Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | California State University - Sacramento
Hometown | Lodi, CA
Why you chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific because I noticed great core values in the program. From the application process to my first year, these core values have remained intact. The faculty, the staff and the second-year students were very welcoming, supportive, and friendly. After attending the interview day, I knew I wanted to study here. I believe that they truly care about our learning and our experiences, while also contributing to the community. Another appealing aspect was the accelerated 3-year curriculum. The block schedule is designed in a way that allows us to concentrate on one class every two weeks, while simultaneously graining hands-on experience in our lab. I knew this would fit perfectly with my learning style, and I feel very thankful to be apart of this unique and amazing program.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | I love being a student here, the friendly atmosphere and learning environment always makes everyone feel welcome. Professors take their time to answer questions both during and after class. It is clear their goal is to help us succeed. They are passionate about our field and they want us to be prepared in all areas. The structure of the program is really fascinating. The block schedule, labs, clinic, and seminar really build the background knowledge and skills that we need as we get immersed into more advanced material and learning scenarios. I really like how my class cohort reaches out to one another to support one another in both our studies and other aspects of our lives.
Class of 2019
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | Pacific University
Hometown | Hilo, HI
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose this program because of the accelerated 3 year block schedule, hands on simulation lab, the location, and the Pacific EarClinic. When applying to schools and deciding where I wanted to attend, it was really important for me to find a program that made me feel comfortable. During my interview day all the faculty, staff and current students were very welcoming and friendly; it reassured me that this was a program I wanted to attend. Also, attending Pacific University as an undergraduate, I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and the University, so it felt right to continue my education at Pacific. Go Boxers!
What I like about being a student at Pacific's AuD program | My favorite thing about being a student at Pacific’s AuD program are the block modules. The block schedule is perfect for my learning style, which really helps me excel in the program. I also really like that we start clinical rotations and hands on learning in the simulation lab so early in the program. The professors also make being a student in the program an awesome experience because they are so friendly, caring, and helpful. I enjoy being a student in the program for various other reasons as well, but these are just a few of my favorite things.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Biola University
Hometown | Phoenix, AZ
Why I chose Pacific | The minute I began applying, I could tell how kind and supportive the staff and faculty were. I went to my interview day and became even more eager to come here once I met the professors and current students. Everyone was so friendly and encouraging. I also enjoyed the design of the program because it was accelerated and I would be be able to take one class at a time. If you knew me, you would understand what a perfect fit this program is with my personality.
What I like about being a student at Pacific | Being a student here has exceeded my expectations (which were high to begin with). I was amazed at how quickly I was able to form friendships with my cohort. I enjoy our late night study sessions, taking walks for a break, and our endless coffee runs. The professors are incredibly supportive as well. Not only do they want to see you succeed, but they also care about your general well-being. Classes are also exciting because we are learning so much so quickly and we are able to gain hands-on experience. This program allows us to do otoscopy, ear molds, gain clinical experience, and so much more early on. If you come here, you will be entering a very welcoming and exciting environment.
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | California State University- East Bay
Hometown | San Mateo, CA
Why I chose Pacific | I chose Pacific University because of the faculty and the unique module schedule. Being surrounded by staff and faculty that want you to succeed is something I feel stands out in our program. The module class schedule drew me in because I could focus on one class at a time and then build upon the classwork and lab skills every week.
What I like about being a student at Pacific's AuD program | As a student I really enjoy the resources that I have access to. Because our program is accelerated it is really nice to have the option to practice new skills at our leisure. I feel it is the reason we can go into our internships feeling prepared after a year of being in the program. Access to my professors is something else I really value, whether it means they stick around at school the night before a test, or make themselves available via google hangout or email. Overall it has been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to the rest of the program.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Oregon State University, Portland State University
Hometown | Gresham, Oregon
Why I chose Pacific University | I was initially drawn to Pacific because of their unique three year, block schedule program. The fast pace of the program and the ability to really focus yourself on one course at a time felt like they would fit my style of learning well. Once I arrived on campus for an open house night I was blown away by the opportunities and equipment that are available for first year students. Above all else, the people are what made me ultimately choose Pacific. The community here is very warm and welcoming, from the professors, to the support staff, to the second year students. Pacific felt like home to me immediately.
What I like about being a student at Pacific’s AuD program | The best part of being a student at Pacific is the sense of community that exists, especially within my cohort. I can’t imagine a better group of people to go through this process with. Everyone is always there for you whether you need help studying, with a lab, or just need someone to talk to. The community feel at Pacific doesn’t stop with your cohort, though. You’ll find that the upperclassmen and professors are always there to support you whenever you need it.
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergrad Institution | Portland State University
Hometown | Atlanta, Georgia
Why I chose Pacific University | I originally chose Pacific University because the 3 year accelerated program fit perfectly within my personal and professional goals. However, after attending the School of Audiology on interview day, I was also excited to utilize all of the technology that is readily available and get hands on experience in the Pacific Ear Clinic located on site!
What I like about being a student in Pacific’s AuD program | I like being a student in Pacific’s AuD program because all of the doctors/preceptors are extremely knowledgeable, very approachable, and willing to help whenever possible. In addition, all students in the program are given access to the School of Audiology labs and equipment during all business hours, after hours, and weekends allowing us to practice and reinforce the clinical skills we start learning right away!
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Western New England University
Hometown | Wilbraham, MA
Why I chose Pacific University | As one of only a handful of three year accelerated programs, Pacific was my first choice. The organization of the module block classes, which build on each other, truly lends itself to creating a strong knowledge base that is enhanced with each new class you complete. I love being able to focus on one specific topic at a time; allowing you to achieve a very deep understanding of that particular subject.
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I really like that you are highly encouraged to be "hands on" as soon as possible. As soon as you learn about a test or procedure in class, you are in the lab trying it out. They want you to practice as much as you can to become as proficient in the skills as possible. This program has some of the best equipment available for its students and the faculty are very supportive in teaching you how to use it.
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Insitution | San Jose State University
Hometown | Union City, CA
Why I chose Pacific University | I love the fact that it is an accelerated program. During interview day, I felt the program was the right fit for me. The faculty members were all approachable and the student ambassadors gave a lot of positive feedback about the program.
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I love how the faculty really care about each student and want each student to succeed. It creates a learning environment where every student is comfortable enough to ask questions and ask for support if needed.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | Portland State University
Hometown | Bend, OR
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific University because I love the way that the program is set up, and luckily for me, it is close to home! However, the main reason I chose Pacific University is because of the atmosphere. The students and faculty have been welcoming since the first day we met, and I knew that they would help me learn and grow into a better Audiologist over the next three years. I could not have picked a better University!
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I love that the professors are always willing to help, and that we have access to the second year students as well! It is so helpful to hear about their experiences as first years, and now going into their internships. They have made the transition into this program so smooth and even fun! I also love that the program is fast paced, and that we have access to so many learning tools. Anytime that we want to practice a new skill, we can!
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | Brigham Young University-Idaho
Hometown | Arlington, WA
Why I chose Pacific University | The accelerated 3-year program was something that drew me to the school. Graduate school is a large time and financial commitment, so having the opportunity to complete the program a year before most was a big draw. Another factor that led me to choose Pacific was all of the lab equipment that the students have to practice with. I feel like Pacific has really invested in the students as far as providing them with opportunities to practice and become familiar with the equipment and technology used by audiologists.
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I like the 2-week modules. By having one class for two weeks instead of several classes simultaneously over the semester I feel like I am better able to focus my time and energy toward really learning the subject matter thoroughly. Also, the faculty are great. They are super supportive and make themselves available to answer questions and help out in any way they can. It is also really nice to have the sim lab and teaching lab available for practice whenever we want/need to.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | University of Central Florida
Hometown | Orlando, FL
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific due to the overwhelming passion and kindness shown to me on Interview Day. I felt that other schools did not want you to succeed, and instead prided themselves in being unfair or exceedingly intimidating. Pacific was the only school to have the mindset that learning is essential but it can be fun, interesting, and done in a way that makes you love what you and do what you love. Every day here I know I made the right decision!
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I love being a part of a new and revolutionary program. I truly believe that this model will become the norm and that the key to success is not to make it hard as possible, but to make it as understandable as possible. I feel like I'm actually learning the information rather than memorizing to make it by, and the amazing professors instill in you the desire to learn and be the best audiologists one day! The beautiful city, incredibly nice classmates, and outdoors helps as well!
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Hometown | Austin, TX
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific’s Audiology program because the structure of the program as it best fits my learning style; it’s taught one course at a time, each course and lab continually building upon the previous coursework. I felt like a human being through all of my interactions with the program, both before and after applying, and I didn’t get that feeling from many other graduate programs. Lastly, the resources that are provided to students are never ending – from the SimLab to the Pacific Ear Clinic and everything in between, we are given everything imaginable to succeed.
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I love the culture that has been created within the School of Audiology. Because the program is non-competitive, my cohort has become a second family and a great support system both in and out of class. I feel like I am learning and building the skills necessary to become a great clinician after graduation.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | San Jose State University
Hometown | Santa Cruz, California
Why I chose Pacific University | I chose Pacific University because they were unlike any other program I applied to. They made me feel like a person rather than just a number. Interview day cemented Pacific as my first choice. I appreciated that the faculty was truly interested in getting to know me better as an applicant but more importantly as a person, before making their final decision. The fact that Pacific is an accelerated program was also a large factor in why I chose Pacific. The block schedule fits my learning style as allows me to only focus on one class every two weeks.
Why I like being a student at Pacific | I like Pacific University for several reasons, but ultimately it is because of the feeling of community that I have experienced here at Pacific. I am surrounded by other students and professionals that are just as excited and passionate about Audiology as I am. The faculty want to see you succeed, and they are always offering support and guidance around the clock. They are really interested in hearing feedback from the students. They want to know what’s working for you, what do you need help with etc. and there is always an open line of communication between the students and staff.
Third Year | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Institution | California State University, Sacramento
Hometown | Sacramento, CA
Why I chose Pacific | I chose this program because I admired the faculty's emphasis on optimizing student participation. The structure of this program appealed to my personal learning style and preferences. Pacific University provided me with the sense of cohesion and community which I was searching for.
What I like about being a studen at Pacific | This program gives me the opportunity to thrive towards my goal with a very hands-on and direct experience. In my opinion, the positive atmosphere, the supportive faculty, and the accommodating facility are incomparable. I am very happy with my decision to attend the Pacific University School of Audiology because I am able to achieve academic and personal growth.
Third Year | email@example.com
Undergraduate Institution | California State University, Fresno
Hometown | Fresno, CA
Why you chose Pacific University | When researching schools, I found pacific and was excited about their accelerated program. A Pacific alumni student came and spoke to my undergrad Audiology class and she spoke about Pacific in such a positive way that I knew I wanted to apply. After being granted the opportunity to attend one of the interview days, I felt so welcomed. Everyone was so friendly and that is when I knew that I wanted to be a part of the pacific family. The staff is very helpful and they truly care about the students want you to be successful.
What you like about being a student at Pacific | The program’s block schedule is what I like most. You attend one class for two weeks, take your test on Friday and if you pass, then you are granted a weekend off until your new class begins on Monday. Being in an accelerated program isn’t easy and you have to be smart with your time. Having those free weekends every two weeks allows you time to recover before your next module.