Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art
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A Beginner’s Guide to a Successful Resume
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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!
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Study Abroad: Art in Japan
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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad
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How I Became a Real Engineer
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Saving & Spending Abroad
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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student
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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art

by Valev Laube, Class of 2018 I am an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician. I’m an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, and a current student of the University of Rochester. My works have been exhibited in the United States and Canada. My most recent projects include a music video for the Estonian-Finnish indie-pop[…]

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A Beginner’s Guide to a Successful Resume

One of the most important steps in finding any internship or job is to have a strong resume. Your resume tells potential employers about past job experience, academic knowledge and your career interests. However, building a concise and effective resume can be difficult, especially if this is your first time. Here are a couple of[…]

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The Pillow Family Goes Abroad!

As an extension to my annual blog posts about my family visits for Meliora Weekend, here is the story of my family’s visit to London, England! My family visited during my midterm week and spring break weekend, and during their spring breaks from high school and work. We had an absolutely beautiful week weather-wise and[…]

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Study Abroad: Art in Japan

One of the biggest reasons I chose to study abroad in Japan was to experience the art and art institutions. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been in Tokyo, and I’ve visited incredible museums and galleries that truly make Tokyo a dream destination for all fellow art lovers. Here is a list[…]

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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad

One thing I wondered about before arriving in London was how I was going to juggle studying with exploring, experiencing, and traveling. My classwork experience in London has been more relaxed than my semesters at Rochester. My courses have lots of readings to be completed before each class. However, the readings are less referenced in[…]

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How I Became a Real Engineer

Graduation is right around the corner! For every senior at the Hajim School of Engineering at the University of Rochester, the month of April is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time: the year-long capstone project is due by the end of the month. This senior design capstone project is usually a proud product of many[…]

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Saving & Spending Abroad

(Refresher: I’m studying abroad in London this semester.) Preparing to study abroad includes getting ready to spend and save money in a new country. On campus, you can pay for anything with your ID card. Plus, food is already sorted out and lots of events on campus are free or at least super cheap. On[…]

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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student

It’s now been over a month since I journeyed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canberra, Australia, and I’m starting to understand why past study abroad students often impart such cliches as “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it” and “As soon as you adjust, it’s time to return home” upon prospective abroad students. As an exchange student,[…]

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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