Guide to Writing Essays in College

The transition from a New York City public high school to a competitive liberal arts college caused imposter syndrome to kick into full gear for me, especially in the classroom. As an aspiring English major, I prided myself in the writing skills that got me to Barnard...

POV: College Student in her Junior Year

College has always been something that has been a huge part of my goals and aspirations growing up. As the child of two parents who never even finished high school in their country, education was seen to be the way out. The way out of our socioeconomic status and the...

What I Wrote About in My College Essay

With Barnard really emphasizing its holistic approach, the personal statement portion of your application is probably one of the most important aspects. I remember in high school, I was panicked by the idea of writing my entire life story in 650 words. Somehow the...

A New Chapter

As I am writing this blog post, I have just closed out my first month of school after being fully remote. I am officially a junior at Barnard College in New York City and it has been a rollercoaster of emotions. Heading back to campus was filled with excitement as I...

Who Can Vouch For You?

Letters of recommendation for any application provide insight into how others perceive you and how you present yourself to the people around you. It is important that when choosing a recommender, it is someone who knows you well and can speak highly and honestly about...