One of the most exciting things I’ve done so far at UT Health San Antonio was the takeover of the official GSBS Instagram page for a week. Instead of posting random photos and stories, I wanted to portray something unique, and that’s when the idea of “A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A GRAD STUDENT” came to my mind. I realized that I could showcase the day-to-day highlights of a typical GSBS student, focusing on my daily routine from morning coffee, lab research, lunch breaks, classes, to participation in campus social events. I tried my best to provide a virtual tour, keeping in mind that a lot of us might not have the schedule flexibility to explore all the awesome campus resources at UT Health San Antonio. I was found touring the Briscoe Library, Fitness Center, ALTC Cafe, Lecture Halls, 360 Wellness Center, and even our shuttle buses. Mostly, the Instagram stories were posted as fun and interactive content. So hopefully, other students sharing the same journey with me found them relatable. For those who missed the stories, you can still check it out under the GSBS Instagram page highlights!
As graduate students we are always engaged in lots of commitments, although some very small, which we easily forget after they are done. This one week of the Instagram takeover taught me a very important life lesson. When I would watch my daily stories again after a typical weekday, I would realize that it was not typical at all. Every day, we do new things that add to our list of experiences. I learned to cherish all these big and tiny experiences with a sense of accomplishment which kept me going.
I am thankful to the UT Health San Antonio GSBS Marketing Team for giving me this fantastic opportunity. The amount of love and appreciation I received that week could not be expressed in words. I feel lucky to be a part of this amazing community of scientists and healthcare professionals at UT Health San Antonio.
About The Author
This article was written by Nahin T. Radit, a student in the M.S. in Cell Systems & Anatomy program. Learn more about her in the article “Class of 2021 Incoming Student Spotlight: Nahin T. Radit, Master of Science in Cell Systems and Anatomy>>”