Moving-In: Jorge at CMU

Hey, my name’s Jorge Alvarez, and I’m a First generation college student. My move-in experience was simple; I rolled my duffle bag-suitcase hybrid to my dorm, Hamerschlag House, named after the first president of CMU, Arthur Hamerschlag. I dropped my...

CMU Orientation 2016: Capture the Moment

Orientation was a blast! Orientation at CMU is one of national acclaim; a nine-day convention of events, community discussions, lessons from older students as well as tons of fun programs such as Casino Night, Greek Gala and the Class Photo on the Cut. I was able to...

First-Gen, First Internship

This is exciting! Let me tell you these news! I never thought I would get an internship before leaving college, but that changed when I received an offer in May. This summer, I’ve been interning for Just Harvest, a non-for-profit organization that addresses hunger in...

Summers Before and After College

The summer before my first year of college I served as a camp counselor’s assistant at the summer camp at my local park. The thing was, I didn’t live in the city where I volunteered; more precisely, I drove about half an hour to get to Lake Eva Summer Camp every day....