Josh Baty graduated from the University of Evansville in 2018 and is now a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He believes that UE helped him to find a career path that he is passionate about.
When Josh first came to UE, he knew that he liked biology but he did not know what he wanted to do after graduation. After taking a microbiology course with Dr. Mark Davis, an associate professor of biology at the university, he became interested in the subject. Josh worked on several microbiology research projects with various professors, and he realized that he wanted to further his education in a microbiology graduate program. “I am so happy I get to ask my own questions and seek out answers for a living. I would not have known about this career path if it were not for UE.”
Josh recommends current students to “Experience as much as you can. UE offers a variety of opportunities to learn and grow, in and outside of the classroom.” He learned new skills, met exciting people, and learned about himself by being involved in campus activities such as organizing events with the Honors Programs, working at the writing center, and being a Resident Assistant. “Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone and try something new.”