Meet a Shocker: Rola Khaleel


Rola Khaleel enjoyed the clinical experiences in audiology during her time at Wichita State University. She will use those lessons as she continues in her career.

Rola is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2022 graduation. Learn more about her time at Wichita State and what is next for the grad.


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I am receiving my doctorate in audiology.

What made you want to attend Wichita State?

I chose Wichita State University because of the different majors/learning experiences offered. I also liked that WSU is close to home.

How are you feeling leading up to graduation?

I am very thankful to have received my bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from Wichita State University, and I am excited to apply all that I have learned during my time here.

What was been your biggest challenge as a student, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge for me as a student was being okay with making mistakes. I had wonderful instructors that encouraged me to learn from my mistakes so I can be a better healthcare provider. 

What has been your most helpful learning experience at Wichita State? 

The hands-on clinical experiences that the audiology program offered are, by far, the most valuable part of my education.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will be getting married soon after graduation and moving to Allentown, Penn.

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect your time at Wichita State? 

COVID-19 impacted my clinical rotations and I, unfortunately, had to miss out on a few learning experiences. Thankfully, I was able to make it up once hospitals and clinics started accepting student clinicians back at their facilities.

What advice would you give other Wichita State students?

Trust your intuition and always seek opportunities to grow!

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