Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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My First Independent Research Experience
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My Summer as an Urban Fellow
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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books
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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015
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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome
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Research Is More Than Lab Work
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A Summer Internship at a Museum
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The DAAD RISE Program
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Kicking Off a Summer in Rochester
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Choosing Your Career

My First Independent Research Experience

Xerox Engineering Research Fellow Program  The University of Rochester is famously known as a top-tier research university in the nation—that means that all professors at Rochester conduct research in their specific field. Ever since I came here, I’ve been looking for a chance to get involved in scientific research. Finally, this summer, I had the chance to[…]

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My Summer as an Urban Fellow

As I set out for a semester abroad, my summer has officially come to an end. But oh, what a wonderful summer it was—full to the brim with engaging learning opportunities, an incredible internship, and countless adventures. I couldn’t have asked for a better three months, and I have Rochester’s Urban Fellows program to thank[…]

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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books

I fell in love with Writers & Books the moment I stepped foot onto 740 University Avenue. Located in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the building is beautifully crafted and exceedingly charming. A former turn-of-the-century police station designed by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon, the W&B building is a three-story brick masterpiece complete[…]

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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015

by Leah Nason, 2015 Pre-College Counselor Summer in Rochester is beautiful. The grass is greener. The trees are taller. Bright sunlight illuminates Rush Rhees Library. Time passes by more slowly. Summer always feels infinite until it ends. As the University of Rochester Pre-College Programs drew to a close, so did my time as the students’ Pre-College[…]

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Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Make Your Dorm Room Awesome

By Gala Tubera Gala is a recent grad of the University of Rochester. She worked in the Financial Aid Office for four years as a student and, as such, she knows the ins and outs of living on and off campus. While dorm life was a lot of fun, she currently enjoys spending her evenings[…]

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Research Is More Than Lab Work

As mentioned in my last blog entry, I am currently working in Germany as a research intern at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. “Research” is a term that you hear a lot everywhere (especially in school), but what exactly does it entail? When I was applying for this research position last winter, I thought research was[…]

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A Summer Internship at a Museum

This summer, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to intern at one of the most famous architectural museums in Chicago—the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Just to explain about the Trust a little bit, Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous architect in the 1900s who was known for designing distinctly unique looking houses, mostly[…]

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The DAAD RISE Program

Greetings from Germany! This week marks the end of my eighth week working in Jena, Germany. A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be admitted into the DAAD RISE program, which pairs up undergraduate students from the US, Canada, and UK with German doctoral students to work on a research project over a duration[…]

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Kicking Off a Summer in Rochester

It’s now been over a month since I finished finals and summer 2015 is in full swing. After a couple stressful weeks of studying and paper writing, I headed back home to Oregon for a short visit and some much needed relaxation. But a week and half later, I was back at Rochester, where I’ll[…]

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Choosing Your Career

Choosing your major is exciting. There’s something special about setting the course for the next two, three, four, or fifty years of your life. But are we really ever setting a course? With the multitudinous skills, interests, and passions that we bring to the table in college, it’s difficult to think of our career as[…]

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