UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS at WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS

Development and Fundraising Internship

Hi everyone! For the past few months, I have been interning at a local non-profit organization, Angel Band Project. Angel Band Project is a national, non-profit organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Its mission is to break the silence surrounding sexual and intimate partner violence and to provide healing for survivors through the power music.

Another Year Backstage

This past weekend, I had the honor of participating in WashU’s annual Lunar New Year Festival performance. This marks my third year working stage crew for this show, and it just keeps getting better and better.

Alumnus faces fears to deliver critically acclaimed novel

“No more playing it safe.” Garth Risk Hallberg, an English major who graduated from WashU in 2001, faced his fears to deliver an epic, sprawling story that explores the people, places and ideas that shaped America’s greatest city. Here, he talks about life events leading up to the novel, as well as his experiences at WashU.

The Road to Copenhagen

For me, it all came down to study abroad. Who was going to let me study what I loved, in a place I was excited to visit? Spoiler: It was WashU.

Bringing a psychologist’s perspective to the business school

As a psychologist working in a business school, Markus Baer teaches interesting classes – and does equally important research – on an area where those two fields intersect. He focuses on behavior in the workplace and, specifically in his undergraduate course, creative problem solving.

Year of the Rooster

Hi everyone! I spent this past weekend celebrating Chinese New Year here in St. Louis. Now, you might be wondering why I celebrated it a week late (since Chinese New Year was last week!)—this is because I spent the last week celebrating with family, so I spent this weekend celebrating with the greater St. Louis community. Hello, year of the rooster!

21st Birthday Dinner

Hi everyone! What better way is there to celebrate a birthday than going to Ibby’s? That’s right, I spent my birthday at my favorite place on campus: IBBY’s. And, I got the bananas foster while being surrounded by 18 friends. We had to split the table into two, but everyone was able to get their food and eat dessert. 🙂

Career Center helps give a head start

A couple of summers ago, WashU senior Lauren combined two of her passions into one incredible internship. She lived in New York City and provided marketing and graphic design support for fashion designer Jennifer Behr, known for her ornamental headpieces. She hasn’t looked back, and, with guidance provided by the WashU Career Center throughout her time here, she’s on her way to a successful start to her career.

My Old and New This Week (Ft. Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier)

Hi everyone! One goal I will try to set for myself this semester is to explore at least one new place each month and also go to an old, favorite place again. This past week, I went to two very special places that made me feel at home and happy. This was a great way to start off a brand new semester (with yummy food).

Rock Climbing & Food Journeys

Hi everyone! The awesome thing about reading week at the end of the semester is the extra days off from class. While this time is supposed to be used for studying, it is also perfect for procrastinators like me who want to explore St. Louis before final exams.

2016 Best of WashU 360

2016 may be over, but many of our blog posts from last year will be helpful for a long time to come. Here are several of our faves from the year, by category. Enjoy!

Studying Abroad in Korea

Hi everyone! This week, I spent some time interviewing my friend, Hannah, who studied in Korea for the fall semester of her junior year. Let’s see what she has to say about her abroad experience!

WashU adds interdisciplinary ‘financial engineering’ major

A new, interdisciplinary academic program will combine courses in math, computer science, engineering and finance for Washington University in St. Louis students pursuing a career in financial engineering.

Social Media Detox

A couple weeks ago, I found myself checking my phone more than usual. Maybe I was homesick, and texting my friends and family seemed like a proactive way to cure loneliness. Yet, the increase in my technological habits yielded an ever-growing awareness that I was socializing with a screen. While my eyes were perpetually plastered to an artificially lit display, I was depriving myself of tactile human connection.

How to Survive Finals Week

Hey everyone! Guess what time of the semester it is? It’s time for final exams! This means that Olin Library is twice as packed as usual, everyone looks twice as tired, and somehow our sleep hours shorten to only 2 hours a night. Here are five quick tips on how to conquer this week like a champ!

Three questions with student entrepreneur Shea Gouldd

At age 3, Shea Gouldd knew who Emeril Lagasse was. “When I was a toddler, I used to watch cooking shows instead of cartoons,” says the class of 2017 entrepreneurship major. By the time she was in seventh grade, Gouldd was an avid baker.

Photo(s) of the Week: Fall to Winter

As someone from evergreen California, I love watching the leaves here change colors throughout fall semester. Campus is cold but beautiful this time of year!

Why WashU?

It’s hard to believe that my college decision process started three years ago. Three years ago I applied to Washington University in St. Louis, and I haven’t looked back since. Here’s why: