Author - Sophie Zhang

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How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job
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Winter Break in Rochester
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Why I Chose Rochester
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Career Conferences: The Best Professional Development Opportunity Offered by Rochester
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Nail that Admission Interview: Insider Tips from a Senior Interviewer
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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor
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3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Entering College
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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship
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Graduation Sentiments
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The Life of Being a “Working Girl” On Campus

How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job

January 13, 2017 was a milestone in my life: I received a job offer from Microsoft! When I answered the phone call from the Microsoft recruiter, all of the anxieties and stress about figuring out my post-graduation plan disappeared. As of today, I still cannot believe that I received an offer from a company that I had dreamed[…]

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Winter Break in Rochester

As the ball drops in Times Square, 2016 has become part of the history books. As chaotic and intense as the political world has been, when the holiday season and New Year roll around, it’s time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. After spending a wonderful week with my best friend[…]

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Why I Chose Rochester

As a senior interviewer and campus tour guide (Meridian) at the University of Rochester, “Why Rochester” is the question that parents and prospective students ask me most often. Thinking back to almost four years ago during my undergraduate application process and reflecting on the last three-and-a-half years here, I want to share why I chose[…]

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Career Conferences: The Best Professional Development Opportunity Offered by Rochester

In high school, many seniors have a relatively straightforward post-graduation plan: go to college. Unlike high school seniors, seniors in college face a muddier choice: Should I pursue graduate schools or dive into the job market right away? As a college senior, I have been very curious (and a little stressed) about figuring out my post-graduation[…]

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Nail that Admission Interview: Insider Tips from a Senior Interviewer

Fall is an exciting and nerve-wrecking time for seniors both in high school and college. High school seniors are (in some cases) being interviewed as part of their college application process, and many college seniors are going through graduate school or job interviews at the same time. This year, I obtained a new job as[…]

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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor

“What is a Resident Advisor?” Many of my freshman residents asked me this question on move-in day. When I first encountered this question, I paused and thought about my role in my hall and my recent Resident Advisor training experience. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student employee of the Office for Residential Life & Housing Services (Res[…]

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3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Entering College

As the summer quickly approaches an end, I am about to start my senior year at the University of Rochester. Reflecting back on the past three years, I realize how much I’ve grown and learned during my time at Rochester. Every year was different, and every year I grew more mature, understanding more about who I am[…]

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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship

It’s finally summer time! Before I came to college, I never intended to plan my summers, because to me, summer means pool, watermelon, movies, and lots of games. The only “planning” I did during my last two summers in high school was spending time studying for the SAT and working a part-time job at Starbucks to[…]

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Graduation Sentiments

On May 15, 2016, the University of Rochester held its annual Commencement and diploma ceremonies for undergraduate students at both the River Campus and Eastman School of Music. I also stayed after my finals to attend graduation ceremonies and say goodbye to my friends who were graduating. Even though this was my second time attending Commencement at[…]

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The Life of Being a “Working Girl” On Campus

When the topic of college life comes up during a conversation, people tend to share memories of the classes they took, the clubs they were in, or the people they met during their college life. The topic of on-campus jobs rarely surfaces during the conversation. However, my working experiences through various campus jobs I’ve taken are[…]

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