Attending Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, USA
Who are you, where are you from and how long did you attend DAA?
My name is George Hatzis, I am eighteen years old and I am from Athens, Greece. I attended DAA for four years – from 9th to 12th grade.
Which university are you attending?
I am attending Northeastern University, in Boston, MA, USA.
What are you majoring in?
I am majoring in biology, minoring in psychology, and I am on a pre-med track.
What was your biggest take away from your experience at DAA?
My biggest take away from my experience at DAA involved the skills IB taught me. Taking part in such a rigorous high school program prepared my significantly for university. The heavy workload taught me how to time-manage properly, how to prioritize, and how to apply my skills in different disciplines.
My best experience was definitely graduation, and my best memories were from senior prom.
The best advice that I can provide to future students is to time manage; mainly so that you can still have a social life. Whilst you get deeper into IB, the amount of time you’ll be able to spend going out will decrease – completing work beforehand greatly alleviates stress and provides you with opportunities to go out as often as you want.
What’s next for you?
I am planning on completing my Bachelors of Science at Northeastern University, and the applying to medical school to obtain my MD. In the summer of 2020 I am going on a one month study abroad program in London, UK, to take courses revolving around my psychology minor.
What are some of your accolades or accomplishments?
- Member of the Honors College at Northeastern University.
- Recipient of Northeastern’s honors scholarship.
- Placed on Northeastern’s Dean List.
During my time so far, I have joined several clubs – UNICEF at Northeastern, Northeastern EMT Club and The American Medical Association.