Archive - November 2014

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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families
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Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition
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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!
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What I Learned at the Simon Scholars Case Competition
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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!
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A Cornucopia of Resources
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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)
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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience
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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships
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Halloween at Rochester

Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families

During a recent conversation with my financial aid advisor, I was reminded was once again of how lucky I am to be at a school that is so accommodating to students with military benefits. I am currently in the unbelievably exciting process of planning a semester abroad, and after going to an info session, meeting with[…]

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Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition

Ever since I decided to double major in mechanical engineering and business last year, I have been looking into different opportunities to gain more experience in the business industry. Earlier this month, I was lucky to be one of the participants in the Simon Business School Early Leaders Case Competition. In the competition, I had[…]

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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!

Charles Gaugh, Optics Expert, and myself at the “Frontiers in Optics” Industry Exhibit Hall Last month, I traveled to Tucson, AZ, for an annual scientific conference in optics as a representative for the Rochester’s Optical Society of America Student Chapter. Every year, one representative from the chapter is eligible to attend with all expenses covered.[…]

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What I Learned at the Simon Scholars Case Competition

By Nirupama Muralidharan, Class of 2018 We had twelve hours. Twelve hours to solve the world’s problems. Well, maybe it wasn't that serious, but it definitely felt that way. Let me start from the beginning. I applied to the Simon Scholars Case Competition on a whim. I didn’t know what to expect and wasn't even sure[…]

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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!

As president of Order of Omega, the campus Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Honors Society, I had the distinct privilege of facilitating and organizing this year’s application process, one of the most competitive of any on our college campus. Order of Omega is an Honors Society that recognizes student leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs[…]

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A Cornucopia of Resources

Did you know you have an absolute cornucopia of resources at your fingertips when it comes to all things financial literacy at Rochester? Since it’s the season to be thankful, I figured I would compile a list for you of all the wonderful financial literacy tools you have access to as a UR student. It’s[…]

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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)

It’s the middle of November, and this means different things to different people; for some, it may mean Thanksgiving, changing colors of leaves, quickly approaching winter (perhaps too quickly), or maybe even pumpkin spice latte. But the biggest thing on most high school seniors’ minds these days are… the Common App essay! Don’t just narrate—persuade.[…]

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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience

While the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester is busy finalizing logistics and exciting new offering for next summer, we wanted to share the experience of one student who was nominated and invited to participate as a Pre-College Summer Fellow. Genna H., Charlotte Latin School Check out the video Genna made as[…]

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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are a wonderful thing. What exactly is an outside scholarship? First of all, it's free money. It's free money that comes from an organization outside of your school. There are thousands of outside scholarships out there just waiting for the right student to win their metaphorical hearts! (Source: whitepicketcollege.com) Once you start thinking[…]

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Halloween at Rochester

Hello my dear students! Welcome to the class I call "UR 201: Happy Halloween!" Fall is always one of my favorite seasons in Rochester and celebrating Halloween at Rochester is another one of my favorite things to do on campus! Follow me and let's find out what's unique about Halloween at Rochester! My Halloween celebration[…]

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