Sunday, June 27, 2010
Important information and Tips From Josh!
Ø Why did you choose Brown? Josh stated that he chose Brown because of the working environment here. In other places, there is a lot of competition and this produces a bad learning experience. Instead, Brown gives a unique environment; one that allows a student to not feel pressured and more relaxed.
What did I learn: I learned that people have their own unique working environment and that Brown’s environment is unique.
Ø How did you feel about college in high school? He said that in his freshman year, he didn’t really think about college. It wasn’t until the end of his sophomore year in which he decided to seriously think about college. Josh started visiting colleges throughout the Northeast and immediately distinguished the learning environment at Brown.
What did I learn: Early planning is necessary to get into any type of college so start early.
Ø What were your grades in high school? Josh told us that grades don’t really matter because he received a 3.6 in his senior year (not applying AP course scale). He was, though, president of the Amnesty and International Affairs at his school which was important to distinguish him from the rest of his pupils.
What did I learn: Grades don’t really matter as long as if you are notable in extra-curricular or any sort.
Ø What is “research” and did you apply to one? Josh explained that research is taking a semester off from your schedule to go do research or work towards a proposition you made in another country. He did apply to one research opportunity and will establish a medical unit helping people with injuries and diseases.
What did I learn: Brown offers many different summer research programs where you can apply your knowledge to real life.
After listening to the Q & A’s, I learned more and more about college and how to apply for one. Now I feel as if I’m ready to go off to college tomorrow and actually start my college life as a real student. I suggest that you as a student take an opportunity to talk to a college student about his/her experiences. It will prove fruitful and helpful for you in college.