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Before You Commit

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I'm joined by my friend Justin and he walks me through his rather short study abroad experience. He was studying in London for the semester and as news broke out about the pandemic, Justin was recalled back home. He's currently under self quara
Yuxiao and I talk about the University of Michigan and how they've been impacted by the pandemic. She talks to me about her three jobs, her perspective as a public health student and the plans going forward, especially as a potential recession
Hey everyone. This time, I talk to my friend Sunjay during the COVID-19 pandemic and we discuss how our lives have changed as a result. For some the changes are minor, but for others it's their entire livelihoods. While we have to practice soci
I gotta admit, Caleb is one of the most well-spoken people I've met in my life. He's polite, he's eloquent, and he's a pleasure to talk to. This week Caleb takes me through BME and AMS, two majors that I have zero experience with, and he gives
This week, my buddy Ridwan joins me and tells me about the Georgetown experience. A Jesuit school, the experience there is a little different. Sometimes you gotta think about the Problem of God, but religion aside Ridwan tells me about his majo
Lucy joins me this week and tells me about a very different experience. Scripps College is an all women's institution and Lucy studies Art Conservation and Anthropology. Scripps felt like the right place from the get-go, but that doesn't come w
Sometimes life hits you hard with a lot of things at once. I think it's hard to carve out your own path, especially when so much goes down. Yet Christian, figured it out for himself. Between entrepreneurship, transferring schools, personal stru
This time we have Luna on the show. We talk about the competitive nature of admissions, the stress that comes with Cornell and the difficulty in getting internships. On the bright side, Cornell offers opportunity. Between AguaClara, dance, and
Another former teammate on the show. Henry used to get a lot of penalties for hitting kids too hard, but he's actually a really nice guy. We get into the details of Stony Brook, the struggles Henry has had, and how he manages to balance a diffi
Now I've known Christine since the 6th grade, and we've seen each other through the good and bad (sometimes a lot of bad). She's definitely grown over time, but I've always seen her as someone who knows what she's doing. This week we go over he
We face a lot of pressure in school. I always call it a trial by fire, and it can burn you. This week, Rhys and I discuss her particular journey with school, and it's okay to not fit the to fit the traditional mold of a student. Take your time,
So far, we've only talked about other schools, but now we hit my home turf. I went to elementary school and middle school with Jessica, and we catch up again in college. We shared a class here and there, and now we're in our final year at Brook
The youngin is here! Shaikh, although she's in Florence at the moment, gives us the insight on her freshman year at NYU. She's about to declare for philosophy, and I'm about to declare my....appreciation for her advice. Jokes aside, we dive int
Interviews are scary, but they're a two way street. Although that doesn't mean the interviewer is also afraid of you. This week, my buddy Matt takes me through the tech interview and how he almost got a triple major at Hunter. The man works har
Woah! We're back again, and this time we're in familiar territory. USC? Check. Architecture? Sorta check. Join us as Sam and I talk about switching majors and the reasoning behind it. He talks about adjusting to a new place, his particular admi
Oh boy, where to begin with this episode? This time around, we're joined by Joyce, an old friend from freshman year of high school. She's funky, she's quirky, and she'll give you the best damn tour of Hamilton. We talk about her jobs at school,
Sometimes, you have to say goodbye, even to your sisters. Anna spent her first two years with a Sister College in Bryn Mawr, and now she's moving on to Northwestern in Illinois. It's a big change, both physically and emotionally, but she's up t
It's a crazy working world out there. When you're looking to network, and enter the recruiting process, you need to stay on top of your game. Celine does just that, but she doesn't do it all alone. It's a team effort, and sometimes mooncakes ca
A fellow CUNY student?!?! This time we go hands on with Macaulay at Hunter with Jenn. She doesn't pull her punches and gives us the scoop on what goes on at Brookdale and Hunter College. It's a great value education, but you've always gotta con
Sean Chee, Schee, Sean Cheesecake. Whatever you want to call him, Sean has been a mentor and a long-time friend to me and it's always fun to catch up with a pal. Even though he's a mentor, he still makes mistakes. However, he always learns from
Say hello to our special guest, Justin Bridges! While he started his professional career in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs, he took a leap of faith to pursue his passion. Justin is a fashion & lifestyle photographer who has worked with b
Frat secretary Dante brushes off his internship at a viral vector core as if it were nothing, but supplying viruses for genetic therapy is far from nothing. Coopting coops, studying Cellular and Molecular biology, Dante talks to us about campus
Ever wanted to be a Trojan? This week we're joined by Justin who is more than ready to share his experiences as an east coast boy turned west coast student. Whether it's being a dancer, tossing around a football, skating around campus, or tryin
Can you learn through osmosis? Aimee has tried, sleeping in the library in the hopes of absorbing information. At Cornell, Aimee studies Industrial Labor Relations. Juggling high school expectations of being a big fish, to becoming a very very
Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering major (dare you to say that five times fast!), Laolu the lax bro walks us through what life is like at Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate student, the trials and tribulations for those not in pre-med and li
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