Kara Laxson '15

March 4, 2014

Hometown: Delphi, IN

High school: Delphi Community High School

Major: Athletic Training

What activities or clubs are you involved in at SJC?

I am a student athletic trainer.

Laxson, Kara '15How did you hear about SJC?

My hometown is only thirty minutes from the College.

What do you appreciate most about SJC’s Department of Athletic Training?

As an Athletic Training student, I love that we get clinical rotations from the start and that our education is hands-on from the very beginning. I also appreciate the fact that SJC does not require Athletic Training students to take pre-requisite classes. I can honestly say that all of my classes are enjoyable and interesting.

How have the faculty mentored you or given you personal attention?

The athletic trainers at SJC are more than just trainers; they are also our teachers. The Athletic Training faculty members are willing to help their students with studies or check-offs whenever, and they never turn us away.

How do you feel about the Core Program?

I like the Core Program because it allows me to take classes that are directed toward my major.

Laxson, Kara '15How do you think Core will help you after graduation?

The Core Program will help with my communication skills after college and help me understand other cultures.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to start off working in a high school setting. Then, I would like to become a college athletic trainer.


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