Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis
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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…
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All Grown Up
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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”
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Why I Came to University of Rochester
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Mythbusting: The College Search
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It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…
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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two
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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One

“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis

By Tyler Socash It’s always exciting when one of your favorite faculty members gets recognized!  I was thrilled to learn that Associate Professor Michael Jarvis has won the 2010 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. Read the[…]

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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…

By Mike Conklin The trials and tribulations of travel season are inevitable – delayed flights, missed meals, and wrong turns abound.  Save for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Sports Talk Radio, life on the road can be tough.  But amidst the high school visits, college fairs, and prospective student interviews there are those brief moments that[…]

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All Grown Up

By Christopher Bierasinski In May of this year, I graduated from the University of Rochester and landed this excellent position as “Admissions Representative.” I don’t know about you, but when I was in high school, I thought of admissions counselors as traveling gurus and experts on all things “University.”  I assumed it was their lot[…]

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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”

By Satyajit Dattagupta Going back home and recruiting for the University of Rochester has been a great learning experience for me. I was in India and Nepal on the “CIS India Tour” during the month of October and met some outstanding students. University of Rochester attracts some of the best and brightest students in the country.[…]

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Why I Came to University of Rochester

For anyone who has not read my bio, I am an international student from South Korea. I was born and raised there most of my life. In June, 2007,  I came to America (specifically Orange County, California) for education and started high school in my sophomore year. Just as most Californian high school students end[…]

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Mythbusting: The College Search

Myth #1: Everyone, on any given college campus, knew their specific college was the right place for them as early as the day they applied. Myth #2: When you walk onto the college campus that is right for you, “You’ll just know, you’ll get that feeling.” Call the Discovery Channel and get me a spot[…]

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It Is Not Enough To Talk The Talk…

Every year, admissions professionals and college counselors from all over the country come together at a conference hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.  Conferences of this type are usually characterized by PowerPoint presentations, contact cards, and ‘I can’t believe I haven’t seen you since last year’s conference’ hugs and handshakes – this[…]

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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part Two

[Part 1] Here are a few more examples of common essays that fall short of their potential impact. Essay Topic #5: Immigrating to the U.S. / Adopting a New Culture Every immigrant struggles to learn a new language and culture. These barriers alone don’t tell us much that’s unique about you. Get to the heart[…]

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Seven College Admissions Essays You Shouldn’t Write: Part One

A strong essay can be a definite advantage in making your application stand out from the crowd. Not only will it help you get noticed at the start of the review process, but in the decision homestretch, admissions counselors will fight for students they’ve come to love through their essays. Yet writing a good essay[…]

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