Category - Student Life

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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How to Manage Your Time in College
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Spotlight on Sophomores in Internships
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Society of Women Engineers Conference
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Thanksgiving Break in Rochester
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester
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31 Things I Learned About the University of Rochester During My First Semester

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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How to Manage Your Time in College

College: it’s hectic for all of us. Prior to my first year, I was under the assumption that in college, you had to choose between excelling in school or having fun. In simple terms, thinking like that is “garbage.” You can do both; in fact, you should do both. However, you need an effective method of[…]

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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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Thanksgiving Break in Rochester

This past Thanksgiving break, due to a change of travel plans, I did not have the opportunity to go home for break. Instead, I spent it in Rochester. Honestly speaking, I was not thrilled about the situation. From what I had heard, staying at home during a break period was equated to absolute misery: limited[…]

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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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Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this year. Our October guest was the esteemed Nobel Laureate and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk. In addition to class visits and a lunchtime Q&A, he also[…]

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31 Things I Learned About the University of Rochester During My First Semester

The first semester of my college career is finally over. Looking back, I never realized how fast the time was going by. It seems like yesterday when I moved to the Sue B residence halls, but in reality, that was almost four months ago. In these last four months, I have learned so much about the[…]

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