Who: Jarrett Failing, Major: Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Hometown: Hallock, Minn.
What do you recall from being a new student on campus?
I graduated high school with a class of 34 students. My first lecture at NDSU had about 300 students. While this initially daunted me, I quickly learned that my professors were very willing to answer my questions and help me.
I have spent the past three and a half years studying leukemia in Dr. Glenn Dorsams research lab on campus. Starting as a freshman, I was able to work alongside graduate students and professors in the pursuit of understanding the human body from a molecular level. Through this research, I was able to attend and present at national experimental biology conferences in New Orleans and Anaheim, Calif. This experience greatly enhanced my classroom learning and stands as the most influential part of my time at NDSU.
Medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago to learn to treat patients and perform medical research.
Chemistry Club, College of Math and Science Ambassadors, and Pre-Med Club.
Get involved right away; dont wait until you are a junior or senior to start joining clubs or other extracurricular activities. NDSU has a lot to offer and college goes by much faster than you may think. Also, don't be afraid to actively seek out opportunities.
Get to know your fellow dorm residents. My best friends at college have been mostly the people I met in the dorms my freshman year.