Category - Faculty and Staff

University of Rochester

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Why Rochester?
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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus
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On Reading College Essays
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014
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A Wag of My Finger: Why You Should Fill Out the Prospect Card
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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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League of Librarians
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A Backspin to Forever Remember
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The International Club on Campus
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School and Sports: 4 Ways They Can Coexist

Why Rochester?

Hi all, it’s been a crazy few months as I’ve transitioned into my role as Midwest Regional Rep. Getting used to the new responsibility and a new city, Chicago, have been really crazy, but I finally feel like I’m getting a grasp on all the things happening at once. It is a good time for[…]

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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus

At Rochester, we're continuing our efforts to appeal to the IB community and to communicate what a good match we think we are for students who complete the IB Diploma Program. We're continuing to learn how best to work with students, parents, guidance counselors, teachers, and IB coordinators to understand as much as we can[…]

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On Reading College Essays

When I give presentations on the process of applying to college and specifically on the process of writing a personal statement, I encourage students to write with emotion. It's my personal belief that writing with emotion means the author of the college essay is writing on a topic that has significance for him/her. And a topic with[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions And the winners are… Congratulations to all of our Simon Scholars Case Competition participants!  On Sunday February 9, we welcomed 38 students to campus for our second annual Simon Scholars Case Competition. This event was modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Graduate School of[…]

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A Wag of My Finger: Why You Should Fill Out the Prospect Card

(Source: gstatic.com) What is the prospect card? The information/inquiry/prospect card is something that you will see at any college fair, high school visit, or college marketing events without a doubt. At some of the larger fairs like those held by the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC), we’ve gone digital and have allowed you[…]

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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Campbell Halligan and I am the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. I actually graduated from Rochester in 2013 with a double major in English literature and psychology! I worked throughout my undergraduate years at the Office of Admissions in[…]

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League of Librarians

After devouring some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and topping it all off with fancy desserts, I bet the Thanksgiving break was awesome. I won’t be surprised to see some of us undo our deeds at the gym over the next couple of days. Anyway, as I was cleaning my room over the break, I came[…]

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A Backspin to Forever Remember

Prior to entering Bronx Science for my annual presentation to the senior class on PSAT day, I have this routine. And the routine begins as soon as I walk out the same venue the year prior. I ask myself, "What can I do differently? How can I continue to keep their attention for an hour[…]

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The International Club on Campus

Hello there, Greetings. So, the past weeks have witnessed quite a few activities. The list includes a new set of classes, career fares, a trip to Niagara Falls with the Renaissance and Global Scholars, and a meet with freshmen. However, I’d like to talk about Meliora Weekend, which took place two Saturdays ago on our[…]

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School and Sports: 4 Ways They Can Coexist

                 Many people ask how it's possible to manage playing a high-level college sport while going to an equally renowned university. When you have practice every night, travel all over the US to places like Chicago, St. Louis, NYC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Cleveland, you would think that[…]

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