Author - Charlotte Pillow

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Spotlight on Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)
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Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing
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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops
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Preparing for a College Interview
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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester
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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships
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Dorm Decorations 2k17
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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me
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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”
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Reflections on Study Abroad

Spotlight on Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)

Let me introduce you to one of my close friends, Jack. Jack is going to be at the University of Rochester for an extra fifth year, just like me. He is staying on for a master’s in engineering (rather than a degree in nursing like me) through a program called Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR).[…]

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Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing

The number-one reason I chose the University of Rochester was the Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program. In this article, I’ll review the details of the program and explain the aspects of it that I appreciate the most.   I applied for DDN as a high school senior. DDN is virtually early acceptance into the School of[…]

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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops

One of the activities I enjoyed most during my semester abroad in London was exploring the city by experiencing its different coffee shops. My friends and I used this as a strategy for getting a closer look at London while still studying (coffee shops are great places to study). One of my best friends at the[…]

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Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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You’re Invited! Overnight Hosting at Rochester

Last year I had the pleasure of hosting a high school senior named Emma on campus. She spent a Wednesday night and Thursday morning with me to get a feel for college life at the University of Rochester. We tried our best to check out the details of our campus while also experiencing a “normal”[…]

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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships

I reached out to fellow University of Rochester juniors about their summer internships, jobs, and travels. I am so impressed by the range and depth of the positions they held. Out of the six friends I surveyed, three stayed in Rochester for the summer and three went back home. Two worked in different cities, and two[…]

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Dorm Decorations 2k17

I can’t believe the summer is already gone, but I’m excited to have moved into Gale (one of the upperclassmen dorms on campus) with five of my closest friends on campus. I’m living with the same girls I roomed with during my sophomore year. Our dorm for our junior year is a suite in Gale[…]

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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me

1. An inspiration for fashion. 2. Amazing friends! 3. The chance to start new habits. 4. A preference to use active transportation. 5. A passion for caring for the environment. 6. An interest in studying cigarette smoking habits. 7. A deeper understanding of noncommunicable diseases. 8. Aspirations to travel even more. 9. Fascination with the British royal[…]

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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”

Drake’s latest album, “More Life,” came out during the final weeks of my study abroad experience. As I listened to the songs while walking to and from class, I realized that Drake must have created this album with me in mind, in celebration of a semester well spent. Drake’s album is full of dancehall and afrobeat[…]

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Reflections on Study Abroad

I’d like to reflect on three qualities that studying abroad has helped me develop, and how I plan to make the most of my remaining time in London. 1. Independence The number one character trait I’ve worked on abroad has been independence. I’m now cooking on my own, managing transportation and sightseeing on my own,[…]

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