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Rachel Mowszowski

Rachel Mowszowski

B.S. in Health and Exercise Science '17

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

What made you choose the Syracuse University School of Education?
I visited here many times before I got into Syracuse University and everyone who I met at the School of Education was so welcoming and friendly. I loved all the different classes that went along with the course that I was going to study and I loved how helpful everyone was. In addition, the School of Education provided Health and Exercise Science as a major and that is my area of interest.

What do you like about being a School of Education Peer Adviser?
I really enjoyed helping and advising the new incoming freshman and answering all their questions. I could relate to them as I was in the same position as them last year.

What other activities or organizations are you involved in on campus or in the community?
I am involved in Greek Life and this semester I will be working at Crouse Hospital on campus.

What do you hope to do after you complete your degree at the School of Education?
After I complete my degree at Syracuse I hope to go onto PT school to get a doctorate in order to become a Physical Therapist. I would love to work in pediatrics in a hospital with children who are in need of rehabilitation.

What has been your most memorable class/learning experience in the School of Education?
I really enjoyed my Bio 123 Lab when we dissected a pig. I really enjoyed this because you got to see everything you had been taught in lectures. You were able to witness all the different veins, muscles and different parts of the pig’s body and really understand how they all worked together.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is in the stands of the Syracuse dome when a basketball game is going on. The atmosphere and the incredible school spirit gives me goose bumps.

How have you changed during your time at Syracuse University?
I think going to Syracuse has made me much more of an independent person. I have matured and grown as a person and I am incredibly delighted with the person I have become.

What advice would you give to high school students making decisions about where to go to college and what to study?
I would tell them that you don't need to go into your freshman year knowing exactly what you want to study you have lots of time to decide. You should take as many classes as you can so that you can see what you’re most interested in and go from there. However, the School of Education is a wonderful place to start off as a freshman and develop your career.