Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun
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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!
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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music
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Pre-College Program: Understanding and Reducing Stress
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Pre-College Program: Girls Get Math
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Pre-College Program: Research 101
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Pre-College Programs Testimonials
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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC
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Mini Med: A Student Perspective
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First Taste of College Life

Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun

Finally, I have returned to the greatest land known to man… or to the handful of college students that go here… Rochester, New York. After weeks of longing for this beauty, my plane has landed. As quickly as my sabbatical in Jamaica had ended, my first meeting as a Pre-College Counselor had begun. Ahh, summertime[…]

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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!

Hello, everyone! My name is Dalayna Gardner and I’m one of your Graduate Head Counselors for the Pre-College Programs this summer. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of California, Riverside, I completed my bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Now, I am a graduate[…]

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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music

Hi, everyone! My name is Joan Kinsella, and I’m an instructor for the Pre-College Programs. I’m a cellist teacher and performer. I’ve been a chamber musician and orchestral player in upstate New York for years. Recent performances include WXXI’s “Live from Hochstein” broadcast, SUNY Brockport Fine Art Series, and shows with artists including Idina Menzel, Josh[…]

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Pre-College Program: Understanding and Reducing Stress

Hi, students! My name is Jessica Keith and I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology here at the University of Rochester. I started at Rochester as an undergraduate majoring in psychology with honors in research and minoring in brain and cognitive sciences. I enjoyed Rochester so much that I decided to stay here to[…]

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Pre-College Program: Girls Get Math

by Amanda Tucker, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies; Lecturer, Department of Mathematics For the past two summers, I have had the pleasure of spending a week with a group of high school aged girls at a program called GirlsGetMath@ICERM, which takes place at Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). It is[…]

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Pre-College Program: Research 101

by Hoang Pham, PhD Hoang D. Pham is a third-year Michael Scandling PhD student in the Teaching, Curriculum and Change Department at the Warner School of Education. He enrolled in the program directly after obtaining his Honors BA in psychology from the University of Rochester. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Herbert L. Zimmer Research[…]

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Pre-College Programs Testimonials

Name: Dylan Dailor     Hometown: Rochester, NY Program/Classes: Rochester Scholars Session A (War Room: Strategies of an American Battle Plan and Creative Music Making for Everyone) This is your third time participating in the Pre-College Program here at University of Rochester. What were some classes that you took each year and your experiences? In[…]

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The Life of Tobi: Your PCC

Hello, y’all! My name is Tobi Abubakare and I am one of your Pre-College Counselors (PCCs) for this summer. This is my first time participating in this program and my nerves were starting to get to me the closer move-in day came. The last time I felt that way was move-in day of my freshman year. I think[…]

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Mini Med: A Student Perspective

by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Abubakare, Class of 2017    Mini Medical School, a popular session in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs, is for students who have an interest in medicine, anatomy and physiology, neurology, psychiatry, or public health, or who want to develop a budding interest. These students get to spend three weeks exploring what it would be like if they were[…]

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First Taste of College Life

by Jasmine Han, Pre-College Counselor Hello! My name is Jasmine and I’m part of the Class of 2019. I am on the pre-med track and potentially majoring in biochemistry while minoring in clinical psychology and clustering in Spanish language. I’m from Seattle, Washington and have visited the West Coast states as well as Taiwan multiple times (coming to[…]

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