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Mizzou Made 2024: Eghosasere Ogbevoen, BHS

May 3, 2024

Commencement is coming up on Saturday, May 11, and we’re highlighting some of the incredible students who will soon be alumni of the College of Health Sciences.

Read on to learn more about Eghosasere Ogbevoen of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, who is completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Health Science with a pre-professional emphasis.

Eghosa Ogbevoen

Eghosasere Ogbevoen

Major: Health Science, pre-professional emphasis
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Favorite Quote:

“Procrastination is the assumption that the universe will give you another chance to do what must be done now.”

What does graduating from the Mizzou College of Health Sciences mean to you?

Graduating from the College of Health Sciences means being prepared to enter the workforce as a health professional who can give the highest quality of care, be personable to patients and be the change the medical field needs as far as well-rounded individuals who are looking out for the patient’s best interest rather than for the interest of the hospital or their own pocket.

What was one of your favorite classes within your degree track?

One of my favorite classes in my degree track is, to this day, the Medicine in Literature class I took during the spring semester of my freshman year. It challenged me to write some of the longest papers I’ve ever written in college and to think critically about the narrative form of literature and the meaning hidden within it.

What activities have you been involved in along the way?

I have been involved in the CHS Black Alumni Panel Student Planning Committee, Legion of Black Collegians, African Student Association, Missouri Students Association, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, Stroll Like an Alpha, the Discovery Fellows Program, and the Discover Program while at Mizzou!

Who helped you during your college journey?

Darcy Holtgrave and Sarah Anthony both helped me so much during my college journey! They provided very important, emotional support and encouragement as I struggled to determine what my life would look like after graduating college. I couldn’t have done it without them. I am so grateful to have been given not just one but two great advisors!

What memories stand out from your time at Mizzou?

The memory that stands out the most from my time at Mizzou was being fortunate enough to be sent down to Mississippi State to be a Delta Scholar to participate in that community engagement and learn about the rich history of the Delta region. I met my best friend down there and made memories that will last a lifetime. I had the amazing opportunity to present my community engagement project before professionals at Harvard Law School and explore the Harvard Medical School campus as well as Brandeis University.

What are your plans after graduation?

My plan after graduation is to move to St. Louis and become a medical tech for Brinton Vision in Creve Coeur. I will stay there for at least one year to gain clinical experience and a letter of recommendation to apply for physician assistant school to start in fall 2026.

What advice do you have for current and future students?

My advice for current and future students is to use this time in undergrad wisely. Get involved as soon as possible, do not forget to network, and take leadership positions that will further develop you as a leader and give you tools to take forward into the workplace.

I’d like to give extra emphasis to networking — especially using your LinkedIn. I am someone who never really enjoyed networking because it felt like I had to be fake, but that is something that I regret not spending more time doing. Go to career fairs, shadow as much as possible and just dip your toe into as many experiences as possible to narrow down what works for you and what doesn’t. And enjoy it while you do it!

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Sarah Anthony

Sarah Anthony

Assistant Director of Student Records and Systems