Author - Kevin Carr

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How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship
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2014 Fringe Festival: “Can’t Miss” Comes to Rochester
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Rochester: The Ideal Home-Base for an Epic Road Trip Summer
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Rochester: The Perfect Host for a Great Summer
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Summer Internships in Rochester and Beyond
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How a Business Major Found Himself in Theatre
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Settling In, Moving Forward
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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot
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How I Created My Own Degree
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Who am I?

How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship

Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve written. Rochester is a land of opportunities, and it has certainly kept me busy. Besides double majoring at UR, working at a local nonprofit, and freelance writing in local newspapers and magazines, I’ve recently started a new internship. Internships can be strange, at first. You’re underdeveloped in[…]

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2014 Fringe Festival: “Can’t Miss” Comes to Rochester

The 2014 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival just finished, and I am beyond thrilled, enamored, exhausted, jovial, and pleading for more. I cannot wait until next year. The Fringe Festival is unlike anything I've ever experienced before; thank you, Rochester, for infusing "can't miss" into every moment of your artsy, edgy (and wonderful) madness. If you're[…]

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Rochester: The Ideal Home-Base for an Epic Road Trip Summer

Rochester makes a convenient home base for the adventure-ready road-trip warrior. Since I’m from the West Coast originally (never being east of Montana!), this whole side of the country is new to me. My challenge this summer was simple: explore, explore, explore.  Here’s a list (with a few pictures) of all the fun weekend road[…]

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Rochester: The Perfect Host for a Great Summer

Last fall, I transferred into the University of Rochester from the West Coast, moving to Rochester at the tail end of summer. Now in the midst of my first full summer season, I've discovered Rochester to be a magical place this time of year. The weather is warm. The festivals are in session, and my[…]

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Summer Internships in Rochester and Beyond

The college student must always be looking ahead, and summer is fast approaching. Wherever you spend your summer, it is wise to be proactive and find an internship. Internships transfer classroom experience and knowledge into the “real” world (though sometimes I doubt there is such a thing; thanks, philosophy). In addition to a fun and[…]

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How a Business Major Found Himself in Theatre

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing my own one-act play performed at the University of Rochester's International Theatre Department in Todd Union. My play was formally chosen back in January for the 16th Annual Rochester One-Act Festival. Ever since, I had been waiting on pins and needles to see it. Good news: the[…]

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Settling In, Moving Forward

The snow is falling, the on-campus Starbucks is filling, and our underground tunnels are warm and full of friendly faces. It must be early spring semester at Rochester. While running warp, full-thruster speed into my second semester here at the University of Rochester, I’m never too busy to stop in, take a quick break, and[…]

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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot

As of 6 p.m. today, I will have completed my first semester at the University of Rochester. Wow! Has it been that long? Just yesterday I matriculated, arriving on campus in awe, a new transfer student, timid yet excited—Instagramming the beautiful campus every other minute. Only, it wasn't yesterday; it was August! Time flies, I[…]

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How I Created My Own Degree

Open curriculum sounds almost too good to be true. I remember thinking, “No way. Open curriculum? That can’t be right.” But it is! Some courses require prerequisites, but you are otherwise allowed free reign to pick and choose whatever courses fulfill your educational goals.   In addition, the University of Rochester invites its students to create[…]

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Who am I?

Hello! Very nice to meet you. My name is Kevin; I’m a transfer junior here at Rochester studying entrepreneurship and creative writing. It’s my first semester and so far, so good. I guess can do a little better than that. UR has been amazing! I’m absolutely thrilled to be here. Every day, it seems, is[…]

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