Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR
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How to Get an Internship in High School
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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester
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The Power of Doubt
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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus
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The Rochester Promise
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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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My 14 Tips for Your First Year
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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy

10 Lessons from 10 Weeks at UR

When I packed my bags and left my home in Malaysia back in August to begin my college adventure here at Rochester, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I was apprehensive about the weather (arguably the biggest difference), living alone for the first time, and what my classes would be like. Fast forward about[…]

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How to Get an Internship in High School

The summer between your senior year of high school and college is the perfect time to do some self-exploration. The possibilities are endless, but one option I would advise you to consider is participating in an internship or student-work program. As an incoming college student, you will be faced with a lot of career and[…]

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Why I’m Glad I Chose the University of Rochester

Hi! My name is Carolyn Richter, and I’m excited to begin writing as an Admissions Blogger for the University of Rochester. As you may have read in my bio, I’m a current sophomore planning to double major in marketing and creative writing with a minor in journalism. I moved cross-country from Silicon Valley to Rochester[…]

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The Power of Doubt

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When I was a junior in high school, I received a LOT of college mail. Flyers, cards, postcards, information packets, you name it. I kept every piece I received in a big cardboard box next to my bed, and as I went through my college search, I picked out[…]

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus

If you’re a first-year student reading this, welcome to campus! This blog post was written with you (and all your worries and fears ) in mind. Both this year and last I’ve gotten to campus early and seen more than 3,000 first-year students arrive and begin getting settled and getting used to campus. In addition,[…]

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The Rochester Promise

by Kyle Insixiengmay, Class of 2022 Hi! My name is Kyle and I’m a sophomore at the University of Rochester. I’m a recipient of the Rochester Promise Scholarship, which grants free tuition to eligible graduates of the Rochester City School District (RCSD). Currently, my plan is to be a brain and cognitive science major with[…]

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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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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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On-Campus Housing: Living in Lovejoy

College is literally a big move for a lot of people. Whether you are moving into an urban or suburban community, out-of-state or upstate, or to a completely different country, college causes big changes in students living situation. If you are a high school senior looking for a place to call home next fall, you[…]

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