Author - Pedro Vallejo Ramirez

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Grad School Applications: Lessons Learned This Semester
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Choosing Your Career
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First Impressions of Goa, India
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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!
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It’s Never Too Early to Build Your Résumé!
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Become Boulder
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How to Start Your Own Business in College
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What is Independent Study?
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Why I Love Mornings!
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Get Ready for Mel Weekend!

Grad School Applications: Lessons Learned This Semester

Graduate school applications can be monsters—especially if you are a full-time undergraduate, working a part-time job, and trying to enjoy being a senior. Application forms are tedious; listing your honors and awards, previous work experience, academic experience, and writing the essays (of course) can be daunting for even the most seasoned writers. I went through[…]

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Choosing Your Career

Choosing your major is exciting. There’s something special about setting the course for the next two, three, four, or fifty years of your life. But are we really ever setting a course? With the multitudinous skills, interests, and passions that we bring to the table in college, it’s difficult to think of our career as[…]

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First Impressions of Goa, India

Over the summer, while browsing through the list of events that celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, I stumbled upon the description of a festival called “The Story of Light,” which sought to explore the intersection of science, culture, and philosophy through art and design. I submitted an application and was invited to participate[…]

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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!

Charles Gaugh, Optics Expert, and myself at the "Frontiers in Optics" Industry Exhibit Hall Last month, I traveled to Tucson, AZ, for an annual scientific conference in optics as a representative for the Rochester’s Optical Society of America Student Chapter. Every year, one representative from the chapter is eligible to attend with all expenses covered.[…]

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It’s Never Too Early to Build Your Résumé!

  Networking session in the Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall. Orientation week has been crazy—you've met so many people (and you've forgotten most of their names), you haven't slept more than four hours per night, and classes are looming around the corner. It’s college! You've probably heard the word "networking" thrown around quite a bit during[…]

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Become Boulder

I’m in Boulder, Colorado, over the summer for an internship in optical engineering. I am working on developing optical design software with a company called FiveFocal, LLC. It’s been four weeks since I arrived, and I can honestly say that Boulder is one of the coolest, most mind-blowing places I've ever visited. Right on the foothills of the[…]

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How to Start Your Own Business in College

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company? Maybe you would like to be the next Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or even Mark Zuckerberg? How would you like to be the creator of the next Facebook, or maybe you just have an idea that you think would lead to a successful business, but you[…]

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What is Independent Study?

Oftentimes you hear this term being thrown around by upperclassmen, but what really is independent study? According to the College of Arts & Sciences, its purpose is “to provide opportunities for independent study of subject matter not included or not treated in sufficient depth in a regularly offered course.” In other words, independent study gives a student[…]

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Why I Love Mornings!

Don’t you just love that feeling of waking up early in the morning ready to do homework and get your day started briskly? …You don’t?? Okay, maybe that’s just me. But today I want to share this feeling with you! For almost two semesters already, I have been waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day,[…]

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Get Ready for Mel Weekend!

October is a very special month here at Rochester, with some of the most exciting events of the year happening on the weekends. As a follow up on my previous post, you should look forward to these events as a well-deserved break from all the midterm studying! In this post, I’ll highlight my favorite event of[…]

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