Author - Sharifa Sharfeldden

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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University
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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break
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How to Network 101: The Meliora Edition
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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather
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How to Survive the Rochester Winter
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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy
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Rochester’s College Town: Part One
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A Review of ECE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
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How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour
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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy

5 Reasons to Go to a Research University

The University of Rochester is one of the top research university in the United States, but what does it mean to be a research university? How is it different than any other university or college? A research university is a university where the primary responsibility of professors and faculty is to not only teach undergraduate[…]

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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break

Every year around spring break, University of Rochester students are scrambling to finalize their plans and keep up with the current midterm season. Spring break this year at the University of Rochester was from March 8–17, giving students a little over a week from freedom from their rigorous class schedules. Here are some of the[…]

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How to Network 101: The Meliora Edition

As soon as University of Rochester students get on campus, they are very eager to get a head start on their job searching process. This could involve summer internships, full-time graduate jobs, or even on-campus jobs. Regardless of class year, everyone wants to get some professional experience to practice and learn new skills. There are[…]

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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather

Four tips on how to make the most of the winter weather: If you are thinking about applying or attending the University of Rochester, or really anywhere in Upstate New York, you make have already heard about the weather. The winter weather this season is projected to be warmer and rainier than normal with average[…]

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How to Survive the Rochester Winter

Let’s address the elephant in the room, or rather the Yeti… Rochester’s notoriously brutal winter. The mean temperature for the month of November was around 30°F but winter 2018 is slated to start on Friday, December 21. We have already begun to see tons of rainfall and quite a lot of snow, but don’t let any[…]

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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy

College is literally a big move for a lot of people. Whether you are moving into an urban or suburban community, out-of-state or upstate, or to a completely different country, college causes big changes in students living situation. If you are a high school senior looking for a place to call home next fall, you[…]

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Rochester’s College Town: Part One

College Town is the University of Rochester’s and Medical Center’s hub for all things social, shopping, and dining. It is located at the intersection of Mount Hope and Elmwood Avenue. Students and University affiliates can take the College Town Express or the Blue Line shuttles to get directly to the heart of College Town or[…]

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A Review of ECE 101: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Rochester offers many different majors across tons of different disciplines, and engineering is one of the big ones on campus. The University offers majors like mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering, just to name a few. Coming in with the intentions of being an electrical and computer[…]

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How to Get the Most out of Your College Tour

The fall season signals the beginning of a new semester, the start of a college journey, the looming fact that winter is coming, and most relevant to you high school seniors—college tours. I have only been on campus for a few days and I can’t keep track of how many tours I’ve seen everywhere on[…]

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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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