Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  
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Being a Part of the Kearns Family
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Let’s Talk Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
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Spotlight on Sophomores in Internships
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Society of Women Engineers Conference
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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Introducing UR Makers
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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference
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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions
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The International Theatre Program

Let’s Make Some Noise: Musical Opportunities on Campus  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The University of Rochester is an incredibly musical campus, and there are so many opportunities to get involved—you might not realize them all. To make it easier, I’ve collected them here. In addition to these, you may be interested in majoring, minoring, or clustering in music or[…]

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Being a Part of the Kearns Family

The University of Rochester offers many programs to help students of all types. One specific program that has been vital during my time at the University of Rochester is the Kearns Center Undergraduate Program. The Kearns Undergraduate Program encompasses many programs including those specific to first-generation, minority, and low-income students. However, the Kearns Center also offers[…]

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Let’s Talk Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Are you passionate about issues of gender and sexuality from an academic, activist, or community perspective? If so, Rochester has many opportunities and resources for you! For example, you may want to take courses in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies (GSW) or join a student organization like College[…]

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Spotlight on Sophomores in Internships

As a college student, a huge part of your experience stems from the euphoria of learning beyond the classroom, and this happens through clubs, cultural festivals, and internships. With the summer internship application season looming, I’ll try to go beyond the typical “How to land an internship!” post. Taking some time to interview two fellow[…]

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Society of Women Engineers Conference

by Haley Knapp, Conference Coordinator, Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently attended the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Austin, Texas. Recap of the conference and our return During the conference, our members learned a lot about networking, resume building, and current advancements for women in science. Upon returning from the conference,[…]

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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The new year is already upon us, and with it, the second semester will start soon. Although you might not want to give school any more thoughts until you absolutely have to (last semester wasn’t easy, after all), there are a couple things that you can do right now that will make the beginning of[…]

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Introducing UR Makers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow UR Makers is a fantastic new student group on campus dedicated to bridging the divide between art and technology. Students learn to work together as a team to make their ideas a reality. According to UR Makers’ president David Lippman, “Our goal is to just be a[…]

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

by Nola Yang, Class of 2018 Thanks to the University of Rochester Office of Admissions, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at the University of Rochester was able to attend the SASE National Conference on October 12 in Chicago, IL. Below, SASE members reflect on their time at the conference. “I had attended the[…]

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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions

(First of all, make sure you know what Quidditch is and how to play it.) On November 18 and 19, the University of Rochester’s Quidditch team, the Thestrals, participated in the United States Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship. We entered in the third seed due to our poor tournament record, but didn’t lose a single game[…]

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The International Theatre Program

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Interested in theater? Students seeking a major or minor in theater from the Department of English do so in conjunction with Rochester’s very own International Theatre Program, which is a great opportunity for emerging thespians! That being said, students can get involved with Rochester’s theater program and its[…]

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