Category - First Year

University of Rochester

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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester
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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast
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Mental Health Resources on Campus
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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet
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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions
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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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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

Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester

One of the most talked about aspects of the University is probably our flexible curriculum, or the Rochester Curriculum. Before studying here, I thought it seemed too good to be true, and I was curious what students’ schedules actually looked like. As a now-upperclassman, I can confirm the Rochester Curriculum is the real deal! Since[…]

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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast

Last year, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of going to college close to home. What about people who go to college very far from home, though? As one such person, I know how daunting that idea can be. There are cultural, climate, time, and many other differences that can be challenging[…]

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Mental Health Resources on Campus

Given that the pandemic has worsened many (most?) peoples’ mental health, I thought it would be good to share the mental health resources available on campus. There are many options for students to get help and support, no matter the struggles they are facing. University Counseling Center The University Counseling Center (UCC) is above University[…]

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Important Questions You Have Not Asked Yet

Given the current state of affairs, almost everything is online now. For high school juniors and seniors, this means that virtual sessions will be the main source of interaction between universities and students. Here are some questions that you may have not asked already but should:     1 – Are you allowed to graduate[…]

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An Open Letter to High Schoolers Awaiting College Decisions

Dear high schooler, With college decision season right around the corner, this time of year is probably both exciting and terrifying for you. During the few months between the start of January, when I submitted my final application, and the end of April, when I submitted my enrollment deposit to Rochester, I remember constantly running[…]

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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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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 New[…]

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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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