The Bachelor – Choosing Your College

The first acceptance letter I received was from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The other schools I was admitted to were the University of Miami, Boston University, University of South Florida and Carnegie Mellon University, my current school. I was a QuestBridge...

College: Reality Check

Was I academically prepared for college? Yes and no. The focus of my high school instruction was breadth, not depth. Having this breadth prepared me for a liberal arts education, not the rigorous engineering major I pursued my first year at Carnegie Mellon University....

Almost There: Fall Semester 2019

The next few months seem to be brimming with opportunity. Opportunity often brings me feelings of anticipation, but recently, fear. I say fear coming from the workload I’ll have in the fall semester. I applied to the Washington Semester Program for Fall 2019. I’ll be...

Getting a Job: How I acquired my Work-Study Job

Currently, I work as one of the Building Supervisors at the Info Desk at the Cohon University Center (CUC) on campus. Thankfully the process for acquiring my current job was easy, only requiring a casual interview. Soon after Orientation, I had heard of a place that...

In growing up First-Gen, I have had to grow up fast, needing to assume adult responsibilities at an earlier age than other teens. All of us First-Gens know this struggle. I have completed documents and read legalese regarding my parents’ mortgage and banking...