Molly Kelly ’23
Recent Graduate Reminds Us That Growth Does Not Come Without Challenges
A recent graduate of Merrimack’s Exercise Science program, Molly is proud of her time spent at the College. “Earning my bachelor in Exercise Science has given me many experiences and opportunities for future success and career opportunities. Through courses and internships I have been able to learn how to grow professionally and personally when it comes to the knowledge of my degree. It’s given me the desire to keep learning and growing as a student and individual.”
Being a Warrior means that not only do you create strong bonds with your fellow students, you also create strong connections with faculty and staff. “Throughout my time at Merrimack I had grown to know many professors well. There were many professors I grew to admire. One in particular always pushed her students hard because she knew they had the potential for success. The lesson she taught me was to always want to strive to do your best, and growth does not come without challenges and/or failure.”
“Earning my bachelor in Exercise Science has given me many experiences and opportunities for future success and career opportunities.”
During her undergraduate experience, Molly held an internship with a local pediatric occupation therapy clinic. “The name of the site was OT Works 4 Kidz. During my internship my role was an occupational therapist intern. I was responsible for shadowing other occupational therapist along with speech therapist. I also did office work, such as filing and organizing, along with keeping the clinic sanitized and clean.”
Molly says that the feeling of community was what drew her to Merrimack. “I decided to choose to attend Merrimack because I loved the sense of community when you step foot on campus. There was many institutions that I had visit prior to Merrimack, and while some of them were the same size or smaller, Merrimack felt inclusive and welcoming.” During her time at Merrimack, Molly was part of intramural sports for two years and played club field hockey for four.