2020-2021 School of Family Life Graduate


Chloe Jane Andersen

Bachelor's in Family Life: Human Development Emphasis

What is your favorite thing about BYU?

I felt that BYU gave me the ability to find my people- I felt I found a home within the classes and activities I was involved in. It is easy to feel lost among 30,000 other students who are all just as smart, driven, and full of potential as you are, but I felt that within my major in the school of FHSS, I was able to discover who I belong with and what I am truly capable of.

What was the best learning experience you had?

I think realizing that even if I feel small and insignificant, I can still do great things and have a powerful impact. Specifically with my professors within my Human Development and Spanish Secondary Majors, I felt uplifted, encouraged and motivated. I feel that I learned so much about who I am as a person, and because of compassionate, kind, open-minded and Christlike professors have been able to begin to become who I hope to be.

What/Who are you grateful for as you reflect on your college experience?

I am grateful for my professors! They helped me through so much and always pushed me to be better. I am grateful for the smaller class sizes in the FHSS school. It gave me more opportunities to meet and mingle with peers and feel like i belonged, especially because my major had an emphasis in science and those classes were so large!

Activities

I feel very fortunate to have received a half-tuition scholarship my freshman year, and was able to participate in multiple clubs, including Anti-Racism Club, Women's Health Organization Club and a few fun extracurricular clubs. It helped me to feel connected and I appreciated the time and effort put into those. I was a working full-time student so I felt often too overwhelmed between balancing long work days and homework to be more involved but I appreciated what I could participate in.

What's next for you?

I am currently still searching for jobs, and am planning on working for a year before doing a master's program. I am hoping to either attend Physician Assistant school or to get an MBA or other master's of some sort. I am excited but nervous, as my life has always had a clear path up to this point. I cannot wait to be able to experience life after my undergraduate degree!

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