Monica Arnold

, University of Missouri School of Health Professions Student Ambassador

Monica Arnold is a radiography student from Burke, Virginia. She has plans on going to Physician Assistant school after completing her degree here at Mizzou.“I chose to come here specifically for the radiography program with 100percentjob placement and the many things Mizzou has to offer. I knew that I would find my place here at Mizzou and find great mentors here to lead me in the right direction.”

“Make connections and take advantage of any and all opportunities that are presented to you,” she says. In addition to being School of Health Professions Ambassador, Monica volunteers for the hospital as a pharmacy technician and enjoys spending her free time hanging out with friends or spending time downtown.

What made you choose Mizzou?

The Radiography Program. I also knew that I would have a great support system here at Mizzou and many opportunities to get involved and help prepare me for my future.

What should make students choose Mizzou?

Great support system and people that want you to succeed. Advisors are there for you and want to help you do and be the best you can be. There are also so many people and clubs at Mizzou that help you get acquainted and feel like you fit in.

What has been your favorite Mizzou memory?

Welcome week and midnight BBQ.

If you could give one piece of advice to incoming freshmen, what would it be?

Don’t overload your schedule, but also make sure that you have things to keep you busy like getting involved. I often found myself with too much free time and sitting around with not much to do until I started to get involved. Classes are different from high school so take the time to adjust and figure out what works best for you.

What is your favorite ice cream/coffee shop in CoMo?

I like Lakota coffee. I honestly am not a fan of coffee, but I really do like their hot chocolate.