Archive - July 2016

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3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Entering College
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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore
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Finding My Place as a Freshman
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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC
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Mini Med: A Student Perspective
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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship
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First Taste of College Life

3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Entering College

As the summer quickly approaches an end, I am about to start my senior year at the University of Rochester. Reflecting back on the past three years, I realize how much I’ve grown and learned during my time at Rochester. Every year was different, and every year I grew more mature, understanding more about who I am[…]

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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

As I look back on my first two semesters of college, I realize I’ve learned a lot.   Be yourself. It sounds cliche, but I felt a lot of pressure as a freshman to fit in. I was concerned with who my friends would be, would I join a sorority, would I be forever alone? But here’s[…]

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Finding My Place as a Freshman

Among the typical anxieties about beginning college is one that seems to rise above all the rest—Is this really the right place for me? This complex and bothersome sentiment is often accompanied by other equally vexing concerns about starting a new life as a college student: Will I make friends? Will I be homesick? Will the[…]

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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC

Hello, y’all! My name is Tobi Abubakare and I am one of your Pre-College Counselors (PCCs) for this summer. This is my first time participating in this program and my nerves were starting to get to me the closer move-in day came. The last time I felt that way was move-in day of my freshman year. I think[…]

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Mini Med: A Student Perspective

by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Abubakare, Class of 2017    Mini Medical School, a popular session in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, is for students who have an interest in medicine, anatomy and physiology, neurology, psychiatry, or public health, or who want to develop a budding interest. These students get to spend three weeks exploring what it would be like if they were[…]

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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship

It’s finally summer time! Before I came to college, I never intended to plan my summers, because to me, summer means pool, watermelon, movies, and lots of games. The only “planning” I did during my last two summers in high school was spending time studying for the SAT and working a part-time job at Starbucks to[…]

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First Taste of College Life

by Jasmine Han, Pre-College Counselor Hello! My name is Jasmine and I’m part of the Class of 2019. I am on the pre-med track and potentially majoring in biochemistry while minoring in clinical psychology and clustering in Spanish language. I’m from Seattle, Washington and have visited the West Coast states as well as Taiwan multiple times (coming to[…]

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