Loyola University Chicago

Commencement

Maggie Bednarz

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are six members of Loyola’s Class of 2016 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

Maggie Bednarz

Major: Biology
Minor: Polish Studies
Going to: University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Champaign-Urbana, IL

Talk a little about what you’ll be studying.
It’s a four-year program that focuses on multi-species comparative medicine and strives to connect human health, animal health, the environment, and agriculture. After graduation, I hope to work in a mixed-practice clinic focusing on large food and other farm animals as well as small companion animals.

How did Loyola prepare you for professional school?
Loyola exposed me not only to the hard sciences but also to a diverse liberal arts curriculum that has helped me become a well-rounded student. Having this background has encouraged me to think critically and explore classes outside of my comfort zone.

Any advice for students who will be graduating next year?
The hard truth is that the world owes you nothing. If you have a dream, you have to go for it and persevere through the rough patches. Giving up seems easy, but in the end, you will be happy you pushed through—so go set the world on fire!