IU Southeast Magazine - Summer 2014 - page 38

CAREER CORNER
Cory was the Class of 2014 student representative at Commencement. He was an honors
student and awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Medallion Scholarship in 2012. A proven
leader, Cory served as a community advisor for on-campus housing, and a supplemental
chemistry instructor, vice president of the chemistry club and a member of the National
Society of Leadership and Success.
You just graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. Why Chemistry?
I first looked at IU Southeast because I was going to be a music
composition major, but I also really enjoyed chemistry and found
it fascinating.  I came to an open house here, and went and talked
to the music department and really liked the people I talked
to, but then I met Dr. Haub with the chemistry department and
she gave such a good sales pitch that I decided to major in chemistry
instead.
What’s next for you?
I have great news! I was accepted to the IU School of Medicine and
placed at the Evansville campus since I was an early decision. For fall
2014 they only accepted 352 students from over 4,000 applicants –
the Evansville campus accepted eight students from that pool.
Why med school?
I did an internship in high school were I got to shadow several
different doctors; I even got to scrub into some surgeries while
shadowing.  After that program, I decided I wanted to be a doctor.
What tips do you have for students interested in going to grad
school?
Talk to your advisers and find out about others
who have gone through the process.
Attend the panel discussion about grad
school hosted by the Honors Program.
It covers everything from applying
to succeeding in grad school. I
highly recommend attending this as a
sophomore or junior if you are even
remotely interested in going to grad
school.
Start early, talk to the professors in
your department your freshman year,
they will help you line up the courses
necessary to succeed if you wish to
attend grad school.
Cory Dixon ‘14
Mount Vernon, Indiana
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
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