Major: Clinical Laboratory Science
Alumna: Class of 2011
Alicia Anglin is a graduate of the clinical laboratory science (CLS) program at Neumann. She holds a degree in biology with a focus in the CLS track and a minor in chemistry and natural science and had a job lined up a month before she graduated.
She works at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in the toxicology lab after starting in the microbiology lab. “I was encouraged to apply to jobs towards the middle of my final semester. I knew that the applications process would be difficult,” she said.
Anglin applied at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was asked to come in for an interview. “I made sure to focus on my clinical experience as well as speaking about my willingness to learn,” she said. As part of her curriculum at Neumann, Anglin did clinical rotations through the CLS program in conjunction with the Crozer health system for her last semester.
“I was ready to enter the job world after my time at Neumann. I wasn’t nervous or hesitant because I knew I was prepared. I had learned to balance my activities while still being successful in my classes.,” she said.
In addition to working at HUP, Anglin is also a ball girl for the Philadelphia Phillies. Besides fielding balls, she also has to do community service work through various community activities for the city and radio, tv, or other appearances as needed. As part of the Leadership Formation at Neumann, “I learned different skills that focused on taking the lead, working in groups, and using my abilities to gain new experiences,” she said.
She plans to continue working in the medical field gaining experience and learning as much as possible in the labs before entering medical school. Anglin recently switched to the toxicology lab. “I was interested in working in another lab that focused on concepts that I learned doing the CLS courses at school. Microbiology was only one section of the CLS division. I studied many CLS areas and it’s a nice chance to get more experience at HUP,” she said.
Anglin still keeps in touch with Dr. Patti Strobl. “She taught me to be kind and passionate about my dreams and career goals. Dr. Strobl expected me to reach all of my career goals as long as I was willing to work hard to achieve them,” Anglin said.