Archive - 2017

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Big Public School vs. Small Private School
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College
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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions
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Making a College Dorm Feel Like Home
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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate
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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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King For A Day ’17
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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch
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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Big Public School vs. Small Private School

Last month I had an opportunity to visit some of my friends at a large, public school in Illinois, where I’m from. As I walked through its multiple quads, I was taken aback by just how much larger it was compared to the University of Rochester. When I asked my friends how they could possibly[…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions

“Do I really want to go abroad?” I asked myself. I had a tough time motivating myself to apply to study abroad. I whole-heartedly enjoy my semesters at the University of Rochester—I love our campus, my professors, the clubs in which I’m involved, and of course, my wonderful friends and suite mates. I weighed the pros and[…]

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Making a College Dorm Feel Like Home

During my four years of blogging I’ve dedicated several posts to my housing experiences. As a freshman, I offered some advice on living in a triple and during my sophomore year, I wrote about my love for my six-person suite. Now a senior, I could easily write about how my current three-person apartment has been my[…]

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Freshman Housing and Meeting My Roommate

Before coming to Rochester, one of my primary worries was living in a dorm with a roommate for the first time. Before college, I had never shared a room. I didn’t know how I was going to interact with someone I didn’t know very well or how we would get used to each other’s (weird)[…]

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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student

Working on campus as an international student is not always easy. Actually, I would say it is pretty hard. There are plenty of things that might make it harder for you to find or perform a job because of your status as a foreign student in the United States. But fear not! Although there are things that[…]

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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push

Read Part 1 and Part 2! You have successfully jumped through all the hoops and made your way through this whole study abroad maze. Finally you are ready to leave, just counting down the days until you fly off to the destination of your dreams. But, as always, there is still some unfinished business that you[…]

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King For A Day ’17

Each year, the University of Rochester honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a day of volunteering: King For A Day. Students from all schools of the University go out into various parts of Rochester to connect with the community. After first hearing about this opportunity, I was quite excited by the prospect of[…]

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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch

What is Baja SAE? Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote,[…]

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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Freshman year of college is a time for a lot of self-discovery—socially, emotionally, and even academically. It takes time to settle in and figure yourself out. The former two are highly complex and well beyond the scope of a blog post, but the academic aspect is something I can hopefully shed a little light on.[…]

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