Here is some advice I was given before coming to college, as well as when I made my way to WashU. I hope these tips can help you like they helped me.
It’s Major Declaration Day!
Today, February 22nd, 2021, is scary, exciting, troubling, and stressful for a lot of us sophomores. Today, we officially declare our majors. And although the action is as simple as clicking a couple buttons on WebSTAC, it is a day where many of us have to sit down and think about our futures. Some people […]
Speak to your SFS Counselor on Duty @ DUC!
SFS is Coming to YOU? As prospective students, many ask questions concerning the financial aspects of college. Parents and students all around the world wonder “Can I afford college now?”. And the answer to that question can be kind of tricky without the guidance of professionals. That is where Student Financial Service (SFS) swoops in […]
Sparkle’s Commandments for the Incoming College Student
This is a list of rules that I came to learn would have been helpful during my first year at WashU. I want you to succeed within your first year, and so I have supplied you with my veteran advice in the format of commandments. I hope that you are able to implement one or […]
My Scholarship Programs at WashU!
When I traveled to campus this time last year for Scholars Weekend, I thought that the merit scholarships I would be interviewed for were monetary awards and nothing else. However, as the weekend went by, I quickly realized that the program would be so much more than that. With Scholars Weekend fast approaching, here’s a look into my experience with my scholarships for those who might be about to arrive on campus as scholarship finalists!
College Hacks: Textbooks
Textbooks can be really expensive. But every new semester doesn’t have to break the bank. Here’s a video with some college hacks to save you money.
Real Talk: Internships and Resumes
Now that I’m in my final year at school, resumes and job applications are a very salient worry for me. The last thing I want to do is graduate from WashU and then immediately find myself in my parents’ house again with no career prospects. It’s especially nerve racking when I hear that my friends […]
Prague Updates: Semester Bucket List
So while I was going to my different classes today, my friends and I got on the topic of trying new things. What with being in a new country, a new city, a new culture, and among new people, it seems natural to try as many new things as possible before we inevitably have to […]
Prague Updates: Internship Interviews
So class has started today. It was a nice weekend but, of course, they never last as long as you want them to and before I knew it I was back in class getting lectured at again. I finished before 1 though so I was able to come back and just relax, get some food […]
Prague Updates: Day Trip to the Terezin
So this weekend has been a relaxing one. After the crazy time we had in Berlin – which was insanely fun but also extremely busy – it was nice to stay in Prague for a couple of days and really absorb my city. Getting back here, I had the strange feeling that I wasn’t giving […]
Prague Updates: Roommates
So I just realized that I haven’t really talked about my living situation while I’m studying abroad and it occurred to me – super late in the game, as per the usual – that other students might be interested in this. So here’s the situation: I’m living in an apartment with four other kids my […]
Prague Update: Don’t Knock it Till You Try It
I’ve done it. I’ve actually done it. I survived Intensive Czech. Today was the last day of our three hour Czech language classes and – even though I really appreciated the class and actually have become more interested in learning functional Czech, or what I like to call “Taxi Czech” – I’m also relieved that […]
The Procrastinator’s Guide to Studying Abroad
So it’s been a while since I last posted anything on this blog – sorry about that. Last semester was a mess of different obligations; I took too many classes, signed up for too many work study hours, joined too many clubs, and by the time winter break rolled around I was so worn out […]