Why Am I Here? Lessons From a Non-Traditional Student

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Student Scott Kirvan dresses as Santa for Pet Pictures with Santa, an event that raised money for charity.

This guest blog post was contributed by Scott Kirvan. Scott, in his second year of the veterinary technology program, does not take his education lightly. His time here at Globe University includes community service activities, student of the month honors, perfect attendance honors and the title of vice president for the Veterinary Technology Club on campus. He has also participated in the tutoring program and has attended numerous career fairs to home in on his networking and interview skills. So, just what is Scott doing here on campus? Some might think he’s a little out of place because of his age, but he’s here to prove them all wrong.

My Name is Scott Kirvan and I am a student in the veterinary technology program at Globe University. I am also the vice president of the Veterinary Technology Club. For those of you that do not know me, I am one of the few men in the program and probably the oldest. I get a lot of weird looks from various people that wonder why, at my age, I chose to go back to school.

The answer for me was pretty clear: Happiness and fulfillment. I think, for me at least, that as you get older you want to feel like you have done something that benefits others and makes a difference. We are not only taking care of animals, we are taking care of a family member.

We all have been at a point in our lives, good or bad, that sticks out in our mind because of the people around us. I will never forget the people that were around to help me when I was in a motorcycle accident. I will remember them for the rest of my life. I want to make that type of an impact on someone else. That’s why I believe I have chosen this type of profession.

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The Veterinary Technology Club participates in many activities to help local rescues and shelters.

So do me a favor, if you or someone you know is not in the Vet Tech Club, invite them to join. Yes, it takes time and we are all busy, but it is a great way to meet others that have the same commitment and love of animals that we all have. Plus, it looks great on a resume.

I want to send out a thank-you to all the instructors I have had so far. We may not always see eye-to-eye, but you care about our success and that is the most important thing you can do.

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