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Class of 2022 Outcomes: Dylan Raab Continues Her Education With Confidence

Aug 24th, 2022

Class of 2022 Outcomes: Dylan Raab Continues Her Education With Confidence

Dylan Raab
Class of 2022
Long Island, New York
Elementary Education

HPU graduates are leading prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary graduate from the Class of 2022:

Name: Dylan Raab

Hometown: Long Island, New York

Major: Elementary education with a minor in special education

Post-graduation plans: Raab will be attending Columbia University Teachers College in Manhattan, New York, to pursue a master’s in developmental disabilities.

How HPU helped you get there: “HPU provided me with a network of people who helped prepare me to become an educator for the next generation. My professors in the Stout School of Education not only gave me the tools I need to succeed but taught me that anything is possible as long as you work hard and follow your path. I also visited the Office of Career and Professional Development for help editing my resume.”

Most impactful mentor at HPU: “Teresa Owens, instructor of educator preparation, was my most impactful mentor. She showed me how amazing being a teacher is and how every student deserves a classroom where they are accepted and heard for who they are, no matter the learning differences they might have.”

Most impactful moment at HPU: “The most impactful moment for me was when I left campus and worked first-hand in various elementary schools from my freshman to senior year. I was exposed to different levels of learning and provided a plethora of learning tools to use as a future educator. HPU made it easy for me to feel confident in knowing being a teacher was what I truly wanted to do.”

How has HPU’s inspiring environment contributed to your success? “HPU contributed to my success by providing me with an education I couldn’t get at any other undergraduate university. I was taught life skills that go far beyond what you can find in a textbook.”

What are the values and virtues HPU’s campus helped you develop that you’ll take with you after graduation? “At HPU, I learned that everything you earn comes from hard work and determination and to always have a growth mindset because there is always room for improvement.”

Advice for underclassmen: “Use every resource HPU has to offer. Four years go by  fast — soak in every second. Take every moment as a learning experience, and take advantage of every opportunity that is handed to you.”

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