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University of Rochester

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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The Junior Year Phase
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How Your Education Prepares You for the Real World
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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?
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Why the University of Rochester?
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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Film and Media Appreciation and Education

Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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The Junior Year Phase

Hi everyone! It’s officially been over a month since I started junior year, so this blog is long overdue! If you ask me what is different about junior year, I would say that everything feels harder and I am busier than usual (which is saying something!). But at the same time, I’m really excited for[…]

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How Your Education Prepares You for the Real World

The one thing that constantly amazes me about students here at the University of Rochester is how multi-faceted they all are. Every single person you meet here has a wide variety of interests, ranging from academics to athletics, clubs and organizations to campus jobs, etc. Even more, most people end up pursuing interests very different[…]

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Why the University of Rochester?

Ah, March Madness. It’s crazy, but it is nothing as crazy as deciding which college to attend! If you have many great colleges on the table, and the University of Rochester is one of them, I strongly suggest that you pick the University of Rochester. Why? I got one word for you: community. The faculty,[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch

The University of Rochester Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team is a student-run, non-profit organization that designs, fabricates, tests, and competes with a single-seater off-road vehicle. From mechanical and biomedical engineering to optics and business majors, the team’s numbers include anyone who is interested in learning design and does not mind getting a tad dirty! Whether you[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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Film and Media Appreciation and Education

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Earlier this month, fellow blogger Jackie Heinzelmann wrote “Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema,” where she listed her top five ways to enjoy a movie both on an off campus. I’m going to pick up where she left off and explore other ways to enjoy film[…]

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