My time as a Spanish student at MSU has been invaluable. With a major in Spanish and a minor in Health Promotion, I knew I wanted to set out finding a way to incorporate my Spanish education in a healthcare setting. MSU has more than prepared me for my post-graduate goals with study abroad and career opportunities. I studied abroad in Valencia, Spain during the summer of 2015. This experience was truly life changing with the exposure to new culture and the opportunity to solidify my Spanish language skills. The following year, I took the career strategies course, AL 250. This course opened my eyes to the various ways that I can apply my transferable skills in the workplace. I believe this course is the reason that I was able to secure the job I have been offered following graduation. This summer, I will be starting a job as a Research Officer at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University. I will be assisting in various research projects that evaluate how emotional factors impact cardiac health. Many of the study participants are local Spanish-speakers and I could not be more excited to have a job that allows me to use my Spanish and health education!