Archive - 2015

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Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad
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Why Early Decision Could Be For You
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Introducing Me, Charlotte!
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What YoUR Future Holds
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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student
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All About Applying Early Decision
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Navigating Student Employment
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What’s In a Test?
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Study Abroad Preparation Tips
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My First Independent Research Experience

Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad

October 12, 2015 marks the twenty-third day that I am studying abroad in Bristol, United Kingdom. Even though I’ve only been here for a very short amount of time, this studying abroad experience has already had a huge impact on me. Adventure 1: I got to explore United Kingdom extensively! In the past few days, I’ve explored both London and Bristol.[…]

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Why Early Decision Could Be For You

In my previous post, I talked about early decision applications in general. Now, I’m going to talk about my personal experience of applying Early Decision to the University of Rochester, and why and how I made that decision. My first visit to the school was the summer before my senior year, and I signed up for[…]

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Introducing Me, Charlotte!

Hello, everyone! My name is Charlotte Pillow. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Now, I am back in New York as a freshman at the University of Rochester. I plan to study public health, nursing, and possibly cluster in dance or psychology. I absolutely loved my first month of[…]

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What YoUR Future Holds

Hey there!  My name is Elizana and believe it or not, I am a fortune teller … well, kind of, anyway. My predictions may not be “scientifically proven” but I assure you, chances are, UR going to love it here (see what I did there? ). I know because that’s what happened to me and[…]

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5 Fantastic Tips for Saving Money as a Rochester Student

Happy fall, everyone! We’re so delighted to have students back on campus. We hope your fall semester is off to a great start. We want to help you start your semester off right, so here are some of our best tips for saving money as a Rochester student. Have you heard of the RED program? With[…]

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All About Applying Early Decision

On a typical Monday morning, as a typical high school senior student, you make your way to the bus stop (or you get into your own car, or a friend picks you up, or you walk to school, whatever). No matter how you got there, you are now sitting down in your first period class. Everyone[…]

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Navigating Student Employment

  Welcome back to campus, everyone! With the start of the school year, the nice paychecks from your awesome summer job aren’t coming in anymore. What now, you ask? Look no further! The University’s student employment opportunities are here to help. Whether serving a double latte at Starbucks, setting up sound equipment for a show[…]

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What’s In a Test?

Throughout my travels and my discussions with students and families, the most common questions I get concern standardized tests and how they impact one’s chance of admission. Confusion often arises because standardized tests play a different and less absolute role in American college admissions than they do in most other countries. No matter where you[…]

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Study Abroad Preparation Tips

Last spring semester, I was luckily accepted to the University of Bristol exchange program. I was thrilled by this news because this semester, I get to study at a top university in the UK and explore Europe for the first time. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime! Therefore, I devoted my entire August into preparing for[…]

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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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