Student Success Stories

Student Spotlight: May Cheung

May Cheung is an assistant professor of nutrition sciences at City University of New York, Brooklyn College. Interested in learning how her skills and knowledge could be used in the food and beverage industry, she decided to pursue a certificate in Applied Sensory and Consumer Science.

Student Spotlight: Victoria Odufuwa Nze

Victoria Nze received her first acceptance letter to her top-choice nursing school after graduating from the UC Davis Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program. She says the program not only helped her raise her GPA, it also boosted her confidence.

Student Spotlight: Rachel Becker

After struggling to get into medical school, Rachel Becker applied to the UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac for guidance and structure to help her pinpoint what she needed to improve upon and how to position herself strategically as an applicant.

Student Spotlight: Vickie Chaimanont

After receiving rejection letters from vet schools, Vickie applied to the UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac program to make her a more competitive applicant. After completing the program, she says she's become a better version of herself and thus a better healthcare professional for those she will help in the future.

Student Spotlight: Gabby Lee

After taking six years off following her undergrad degree, Gabby Lee pursued the UC Davis Health Professions Post-Bac to help her fulfill her dreams of becoming a physician. See how the program helped her take the next steps toward achieving her goal.

Student Spotlight: Beth DeLashmutt

After raising a family, Beth DeLashmutt returned to college and completed her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Inspired by learning how communication impacts daily life, she decided to continue her education in mediation and completed the Conflict Resolution Professional Concentration. Now, she’s looking ahead to gaining experience in the field and continuing to expand her knowledge.

Student Spotlight: Christopher Simon

As an adult learner, Christopher Simon has been taking continuing education classes since his early 40s, focusing on subjects that he overlooked in his younger days. He recently completed the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to improve his understanding of the legal process and help him as a political science professor and researcher.

Student Spotlight: Jyotika Sharma

After moving to the United States, Jyotika Sharma discovered a new interest in computer programming. Looking to change fields from chemical engineering to computers, she decided to reskill with the help of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Professional Concentration.