All posts tagged college

Living in Quadrangle and by the Loop

Believe it or not, one of my favorite things about being a WashU student is my housing! The dual-degree program has this awesome setup with Quadrangle housing, where some apartments are reserved specifically for dual degree engineering students. Since Quadrangle is owned by WashU, there are housing options even available for students who are not […]

How to Select the Right University for You?

If you’ve just been accepted to Washington University…Congratulations!

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: $$$

So one of the things that most worried me about going abroad was that I would officially be responsible for my own meals and budgeting. Up until this point I had always been on the WashU meal plan – even if it was always the smallest plan available – and that usually curbed the bulk […]

Prague Updates: The Final Countdown

Things have been even more hectic since I last wrote, so I’m sorry for the delay in posting. We’ve been working on our final projects for the past few weeks and, now that things have finally calmed down, I feel like I can finally sit down and share some of what we’ve done and accomplished […]

Prague Updates: An Overview

Wow, it’s been a long time since I wrote anything. It’s been really hectic lately, so I apologize. Since I last wrote I’ve had a friend come over to visit me for the week, travelled to Budapest and Salzburg, and been working on my final project for the program that I’m in. But I figured […]

Settling In

You know what they say about Junior year. Third time’s the charm.

First Day of Sophomore Year

I got the video uploaded 20 minutes before midnight. (So technically still Tuesday!) Editing took longer than I thought, sorry. It was a long day, but a good one! Song is “Palos Verdes” by Riley and the Roxies

The Truth About Packing

Four words, one world: Bed Bath and Beyond  Well, technically my four words should be: My Wonderfully Organized Grandma, but I would say her four words, if we had to narrow it down, would be Bed Bath and Beyond (and lots and lots of coupons!). Not only does this monstrous store have everything you could […]

Freshman Survival Guide: Buying and Packing for College

I’m from Southern California, so I didn’t drive to college. I flew Southwest (first two checked bags are free!) and checked in a suitcase and a military duffel bag. I brought my guitar on board with me as a carry-on. How did I manage to fit everything I needed for 9 months into a suitcase […]

College: Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Cilantro

College! Yay college! That magical paradise where you do whatever you want however and whenever you want. As my friend Katie likes to say, “Sorry, but I can’t hear you over the sound of my freedom.” Given, she’s usually talking about her constitutional rights as an American when she says this, but I think the […]