Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester
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Introducing Me, Charlotte!
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My Summer as an Urban Fellow
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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books
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Research Is More Than Lab Work
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A Summer Internship at a Museum
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Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?
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The Importance of Taking Chances
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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond
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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign

What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester

After spending several weeks at home for winter break reflecting on my fall semester, I’ve come to the conclusion that the past semester was one punctuated by surprises. From forming deep friendships with previous acquaintances to declaring my majors (truly a feat, if you consider how undecided I was less than a year ago), I surprised[…]

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Introducing Me, Charlotte!

Hello, everyone! My name is Charlotte Pillow. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Now, I am back in New York as a freshman at the University of Rochester. I plan to study public health, nursing, and possibly cluster in dance or psychology. I absolutely loved my first month of[…]

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My Summer as an Urban Fellow

As I set out for a semester abroad, my summer has officially come to an end. But oh, what a wonderful summer it was—full to the brim with engaging learning opportunities, an incredible internship, and countless adventures. I couldn’t have asked for a better three months, and I have Rochester’s Urban Fellows program to thank[…]

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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books

I fell in love with Writers & Books the moment I stepped foot onto 740 University Avenue. Located in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the building is beautifully crafted and exceedingly charming. A former turn-of-the-century police station designed by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon, the W&B building is a three-story brick masterpiece complete[…]

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Research Is More Than Lab Work

As mentioned in my last blog entry, I am currently working in Germany as a research intern at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. “Research” is a term that you hear a lot everywhere (especially in school), but what exactly does it entail? When I was applying for this research position last winter, I thought research was[…]

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A Summer Internship at a Museum

This summer, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to intern at one of the most famous architectural museums in Chicago—the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. Just to explain about the Trust a little bit, Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous architect in the 1900s who was known for designing distinctly unique looking houses, mostly[…]

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Entrepreneurship: What Does It Actually Mean?

by Jesse Reichenstein, member of the Class of 2016 and president of Spark Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship (n) en·tre·pre·neur·ship: A word most of us have probably heard but are still kind of unclear on what it means. As a part of the Spark Entrepreneurs student community, that’s what we try to clear up on campus. We get a lot of students saying, “Oh…[…]

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The Importance of Taking Chances

The May 1 enrollment deadline has come and gone, which means Rochester’s campus eagerly awaits the newly confirmed Class of 2019’s August arrival. Of course, the feelings are reciprocated; you soon-to-be freshmen are surely brimming with excitement, curiosity, and probably some anxiety about your upcoming adventure. There’s no way to say this without sounding cliché, but[…]

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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond

A little over a month ago I sat down at my computer and attempted to write this blog. I had just returned from my spring break service trip with Rochester’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras and wanted to write about my experience. But try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out where to start.[…]

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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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