I am glad I chose SVSU.
Kim Oberski is comfortable with her claim that choosing SVSU was the best decision she made in her young adult life. “I blossomed as a person, had a great athletic career, was well-prepared for med school and met my husband!” she says.
I am well prepared.
The Port Huron native and 2009 SVSU graduate (B.S., chemistry) received her doctor of osteopathic degree from Michigan State University in May 2013 and has begun her three-year family medicine residency at McClaren Bay Region in Bay City. Kim’s goal is to join a practice in the Great Lakes Bay Region and offer outpatient family medicine at a clinic.
Kim says she was “more than prepared” for medical school. “I had a very solid education at SVSU. I had great advising and, because SVSU is a smaller school as compared to a Big Ten-type school, it was easy for me to know my professors personally and get letters of recommendation. I was definitely on par with my peers in terms of preparation.” Kim was better than “on par.” She graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.
Kim’s experience at SVSU echoes the experiences of many Cardinals. Learning and leading opportunities inside and outside the classroom are plentiful. Kim was a soccer player and three-time athlete for the All Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Academic Team, a math tutor, a Foundation Scholar, member of the Pre-Professional Club and a recipient in 2009 of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference post-graduate scholarship.
I am Dr. Oberski
The SVSU Admissions Office profiled her in a recruitment piece a few years ago as: “the future Dr. Oberski.” For Dr. Oberski, the future is now.
Zach is a Dean's Scholarship recipient. Awards of $3,000 every year for four years are offered to incoming freshman with a high school GPA of 3.00 or better and a minimum ACT composite of 24. The Dean Scholarship is a competitive scholarship.
Zach lived on campus for two years, saying “I loved every second of it.” He lived in First Year Suites and in his sophomore year, Living Center South.
The strong business program and the fact that the College of Business & Management is accredited by the AACSB-International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are reasons Zach chose SVSU for his studies. It is estimated that about 30% of U.S. schools with business programs have AACSB-international accreditation and less than 5% of all business programs worldwide have earned this accreditation.
Coach Wassermann joined SVSU in 2009. In 2012, the soccer team won the GLIAC Championship and for the first time appeared in the NCAA championship game. Coach Wassermann was the 2012 GLIAC Coach of the Year and NSCAA National Coach of the Year.