Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Being Undecided
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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities
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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference
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Why I Chose to Live in Southside
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5 Studying Tips for Finals
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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys
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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018
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My 14 Tips for Your First Year
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My Summer Abroad in China
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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Being Undecided

You got into Rochester! Congratulations! If you were admitted to multiple institutions, one thing you’re likely to spend a lot of time thinking about as you consider your options is what to major in. These days, there seems to be a lot of pressure to pick a major before you’ve even stepped on campus. If[…]

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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

We’ve all seen those memes and read those tweets ridiculing the liberal arts, basking in STEM major egotism. As many prospective students may know/have read, the University of Rochester curriculum has students pursue clusters in all three areas of study: social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Hence, one can take advantage of the curriculum in[…]

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference

by Sabrina Westgate, Class of 2019 From October 17–20, twelve members of the University of Rochester’s Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2018 National SWE Conference. Our chapter has attended the SWE National Conference for the past few years, and as always, it was amazing. Many of the[…]

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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

When I was first presented with the housing options for my sophomore year, I did not even consider living at Southside: far distance, potential disconnect with others, and limited dining options. Here is what immediately made me, to my surprise, change my mind and ultimately want to live in Southside. In my first year, I[…]

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5 Studying Tips for Finals

Hi everyone! It’s December, and we all know what that means… FINALS! If you’re like me, and get super stressed during exam times, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you study and succeed this exam season: 1. Take breaks  This might seem unusual, but one of the most helpful things during finals week[…]

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Working On Campus: The Hows, Whats, and Whys

If you’ve ever been to campus and met any of the current students, you know that we all have a problem (a good one, but a problem nonetheless): we do too much. Most students on campus manage classes, research, clubs, leadership roles, and campus jobs all at the same time (which I find amazing)! And[…]

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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018

by Olivia Jackson, a member of the winning team at the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition I was subscribed to the University of Rochester mailing list because it was one of the schools I wanted to apply to. One day, I received an email talking about the Simon Scholars Case Competition or whatever that meant. I[…]

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My 14 Tips for Your First Year

After completing an eventful first year here at the University of Rochester, I have picked up on some tips around campus. I have also realized what has benefitted me the most throughout my year and even what I should have done. Therefore, I have a total of 14 tips for you to, hopefully, make your[…]

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My Summer Abroad in China

The University of Rochester offers students funding for select summer research through the Discover Grant sponsored by the UR Fellowships Office. I was fortunate enough to receive a grant for my ethnographic research project in Beijing, China. My project sought to analyze the conceptualization of race and ethnicity in China, both American notions of race[…]

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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