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Andrew Quercia, BHSc '12

Andrew QuerciaMeet one of our graduates who is balancing the demands of graduate school and employment, and credits what he learned in the BHSc program for helping him develop the skills necessary to succeed.

Current Academic Program: Master of Management of Innovation, University of Toronto

Current Job: IT Business Analyst - Bayer Pharmaceuticals (Summer Internship)

Next Steps: Begin full-time work as a Commercial Banking Associate - TD Bank Group (starting in September 2013)

Why I chose Western Health Sciences: I was looking at a program that would challenge me in many different dimensions. In addition, health sciences is an academically tough program that taught me to think critically and become a problem-solver.

How my Western Experience prepared me for the next steps in my career: Western University is an outstanding academic institution with a plethora of resources (academic, career, etc.) to help guide you through your undergraduate journey. It was through the academic teachings, extra-curricular activities, social engagements, and other resources that Western helped me to develop into the person I am today.

My favourite Western memory: O-Week

Best thing about being a student at Western: The resources and experience you will have at Western can be attributed to the fact that it is a widely-recognized, leading Canadian academic institution. Western is a school known for its athletics, academics, and strong school-spirit, and being involved in these aspects is the best part about being a Western student.

My advice to future Western students: Get involved early on in extra-curricular activities, but also ensure that you make time to network with potential employers. Work-experience during your undergraduate term is highly valuable when searching for a job upon graduation.