On Monday, September 29, The Student Voice Project will be hosting a panel for the Health Science programs at the Jordan Campus. Students interested in the medical field will be given an opportunity to see beyond their general knowledge of Health Science, and learn what it takes to become a professional in Health Sciences.
“The goal of the Student Voice Project is to give a voice to a specific group of the student body and to explore the richness of the differences within each student group,” says Raina Dalby, coordinator of Arts & Cultural Events. “We are hopeful that staff, faculty and students will attend to learn more specifically about the group’s experiences.”
The Health Sciences Program at Salt Lake Community College seems to be its own little world at the Jordan Campus, as little is known about its struggles and what the program has to offer.
Health Sciences is a tough and competitive field. In order to understand it better, a moderator will be chosen to host the panel, asking students’ questions relating to their specific program.
The focus of the panel will be to discuss the different struggles these students face on a daily basis in relation to their program. They hope to talk about not only the bad things, but also the good things that the Health Science Program has brought them.
“We decided to do a Student Voices that we hadn’t done or really thought of before. The idea came when we started thinking about Jordan Campus’s focus and dedication to the Health Sciences,” says Student Voice team member Cierra Reid. “We hope that this information will help guide current students to a successful path.”
As part of the Student Voice Project, Reid is organizing committees, promoting and putting new ideas out there. She feels that even though this is the first time she is working on a project like this, she is truly making a difference within the SLCC community.
“It’s not all just me,” says Reid. “I have a great team that supports me.”
This panel will offer a safe environment to allow these students to express their opinions, tell their stories, and share their voices with the rest of the school. This project’s main goal is to allow these students to feel comfortable expressing themselves.
The panel will run from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Health and Science auditorium. Refreshments will be served following the panel’s conclusion.