Author - Sharifa Sharfeldden

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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy
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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates
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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process
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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List
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Four Tips for Finishing Senior Year Strong
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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements
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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews
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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy

CAS 145: Navigating the Academy is a class hosted by the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester. The objective of the course is to “provide an opportunity for first-generation college students to build skills, academic, leadership, social, within this community of scholars.” This spring, I decided to take this seminar as part of[…]

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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

Just when you thought you were finally done with stressing out about money, after all of the financial aid calculators, coin counting, and interest calculating, I’m here to tell you that it is not over once you’re in college (and it probably never will be). College and financial stability have a hard time co-existing in the lives[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates

With college acceptances slowly but surely rolling in, the scramble to find roommates or get placed in housing begins and doesn’t seem to finally conclude until Orientation week begins. For those who come from households where they never had to share a room, dorming may seem like a very daunting task. Here are five tips to[…]

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Four Tips for High School Juniors Regarding the College Process

Now that it is 2018, high school seniors are mostly finished with their journey through the college process. It’s time for current juniors to begin thinking about their future and make some big decisions. Here are four tips on how to begin making those choices and getting started on the college process. 1. Take your[…]

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Four Things You Should Ask Yourself While Making Your College List

It’s never too early or too late to start making or refining that college list. You can start as early as freshman year of high school and refine it all the way up until you enroll at a school. Here are some questions you should ask yourself while making and finalizing your college list. 1.[…]

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Four Tips for Finishing Senior Year Strong

It’s finally senior year; you’ve been waiting for this moment since freshman year. The years of hard work have finally paid off but it’s not time to slow down yet (just a little). Here are four tips to help you finish off your senior year strong! Finalize your college process If only it were as[…]

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Five Tips for Writing College Supplements

We all know the college admissions essay is one of the biggest hurdles of the admissions process. But what about the writing supplements? Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, random and vague supplement prompts are thrown at you with little to no direction on how to answer them. Here are some tips[…]

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Top Four Tips for Off-Campus Interviews

When I interviewed for the University of Rochester, it was around this time of year, except I was in New York City. Because neither of my parents owns a car, I decided to schedule an off-campus interview with the University. Here are some tips and things you should expect when doing an off-campus interview. 1. Make sure[…]

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First-Year Housing: Living in Genesee

Genesee Hall is the latest addition to the first-year housing at the University of Rochester. It opened in Fall 2017 and is currently home to 200 students, including myself. Here is a list of the perks of living in Genesee Hall!   1. Spacious rooms   Genesee Hall is comprised of single, double, and a[…]

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