Under pressure: "pressing down on you, pressing down on me"

There is a lot of room for pride in a first generation student, and believe me, it is merited. We have fought through obstacles that our disadvantaged backgrounds have posed for us. We made it. We’re here and we have a presence in collegiate institutions. For that I...

Let me be real with you

When I was in high school I thought that it was going to be the best time of my life. I thought I was ready to be an adult. Ha, nope. Little by little I started understanding what being an adult in college really is. It’s filling out tax forms, and financial aid...

Yale SMDEP

Okay guys, this is going to be a long post but I promise that it is worth the read if you are interested in a career in medicine. This summer I had the extraordinary privilege of being a student in the SMDEP program at Yale. SMDEP, Summer Medical and Dental Education...

Study yourself like you study math

Woah, I’m a Junior now? It’s crazy because I still feel like a freshman student. Well actually no, probably sophomore—I’m giving myself the promotion because I know my way around the campus. I mean when I think about it, I probably am more ready for the Real Big World...

Korean Dramas and Yik Yak Famous

I’ve noticed that a lot of incoming first year college students are worried that they do not know what they want to major in, or what career path they want to take. Those decisions take some real thinking and self awareness—it’s not something that you can just rush...