Category - Alumni

University of Rochester

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How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job
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Meliora Weekend 2016
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Graduation Sentiments
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The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective
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An Ever Better Weekend
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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign
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Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with a Rochester Alum
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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!
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How to Start Your Own Business in College
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10 Fun Facts About Athletics At Rochester

How My Rochester Experiences Helped Me Find a Job

January 13, 2017 was a milestone in my life: I received a job offer from Microsoft! When I answered the phone call from the Microsoft recruiter, all of the anxieties and stress about figuring out my post-graduation plan disappeared. As of today, I still cannot believe that I received an offer from a company that I had dreamed[…]

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Meliora Weekend 2016

Just over a year into college, I can say that Meliora Weekend is my favorite Rochester tradition. Once a year, alumni, celebrities, and families visit the University of Rochester for an exciting, eventful weekend. Events range from reunion breakfasts to a keynote address with “Morning Joe.” Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Steven Colbert,[…]

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Graduation Sentiments

On May 15, 2016, the University of Rochester held its annual Commencement and diploma ceremonies for undergraduate students at both the River Campus and Eastman School of Music. I also stayed after my finals to attend graduation ceremonies and say goodbye to my friends who were graduating. Even though this was my second time attending Commencement at[…]

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The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective

The system is rigged. It is set against those that seek multiple paths, and since birth, we are herded toward singularity. Sure, it starts out open; you have choices. You’re able to play multiple instruments, multiple sports, but as you get older, the more our system revolts against those, like you perhaps, and like me, who[…]

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An Ever Better Weekend

My weekend started out slow; I devoted Thursday night to completing the majority of my homework for the weekend. However, Meliora Weekend quickly blossomed into one of my favorite weekends ever (I know I sound super optimistic here, but I seriously really enjoyed it!). As my mom said multiple times throughout her stay, “Everything is[…]

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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign

This year I’ve had the distinct privilege of co-directing the Class of 2015 Gift Campaign. The Gift Campaign is students’ opportunity to give back to those areas of campus and student life that were most meaningful to them. Oftentimes, the Gift Campaign is perceived as the school trying to get students’ money, but it’s actually[…]

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Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with a Rochester Alum

Ever since I came to the University of Rochester, I’ve been really interested in getting to know the stories of alumni after they graduate. That is one of the reasons why I love my job as a Meridian (aka campus tour guide) because sometimes, if I am lucky enough, I get to give a tour[…]

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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!

Today, I want to highlight one of my favorite advisors, Lauren Bradley, advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors, otherwise known as the SAAs. Lauren works for the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations and she plays a key role in helping student organizations at the University connect with their own alumni. This helps students meet[…]

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How to Start Your Own Business in College

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own company? Maybe you would like to be the next Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or even Mark Zuckerberg? How would you like to be the creator of the next Facebook, or maybe you just have an idea that you think would lead to a successful business, but you[…]

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10 Fun Facts About Athletics At Rochester

1. There’s something for everyone. We have 14 intramural programs on campus that include sports like soccer, volleyball, football, and basketball. We have 39 club sports on campus including soccer, ultimate Frisbee, and even Quidditch. Lastly, we have 23 varsity sports programs. 2. Eighteen of our coaches are Rochester alumni. Thirteen coaches either played or coached[…]

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