Recent Grad Sylvester Luu '12 Reflects Back on His Time at USD

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Inside USD -- My time at USD has been a wealth of experience. It may have began as a simple check on the Common Application, but my initial expectations of what USD was all about have been far surpassed. As the youngest in my family and a first-generation, low-income individual, it was a great blessing to have received such a gracious amount of financial aid. Thus, I knew it was important for me to maximize my experience at USD, both educationally and through extracurricular activities, to further my development as an individual in all facets.

USD allowed me to challenge myself in numerous arenas. I became a part of many great experiences and opportunities, such as choosing to become a pre-medical student with a biology major and minors in chemistry and Asian studies, participating as a Division I Intercollegiate Rower, and becoming a McNair Scholar, Residential Assistant, Teacher’s Assistant, and English Language Academy Conversation Partner, and much more. These experiences have taught me the values of hard work, team work, and time management, all of which are important skill sets that I know will serve me positively in my future endeavors. (Full Story)

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