Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach

As a student with a background in psychology and philosophy, I believe that a person’s field of interest is often revealed through their approach to problem solving and exploration. We see it in the quantitative approach of a future engineer, the precise writing of an English major, or the global perspective of a public health…

Sarah Hulse: The War Metaphor in Metastatic Breast Cancer

About Me Hi friends! My name is Sarah Hulse, and I’m a rising junior here at the University Honors College. I am a Psychology major with certificates in American Sign Language and the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. In writing this, I probably spent the most time trying to come up with a fun fact worth…

Commit to Pitt & a Journey of Growth

As a sophomore in college, it sometimes feels odd to give advice to prospective and new students. Truthfully, most days I feel as if I’m still in your shoes: standing at the edge of what most people consider to be a massive choice. That’s not to say that these past two years of college have…

The Journey is the Accomplishment

It’s common for accomplishments in college – academically, professionally, personally, etc. – to feel like a constantly-moving target. Too often we get lost in an idea of what success will look like in the future instead of focusing on how it looks for us in the present moment. There is always more to do, more…

Add One Good Thing at a Time

Looking out from the Cathedral of Learning (lovingly called Cathy), Oakland is equally awe-inspiring and overwhelming. You can see fairly far from the 35th and 36th floors claimed by the University Honors College, and in a rather cliché but sweet fashion, it makes our “crossing boundaries” motto feel very literal when there are no boundaries…

To Help You Discover Your Plan

Starting at the University of Pittsburgh my first year, I thought I had it all figured out. I was going to apply my long love of the brain to a study of neuroscience. I knew I wanted to pursue medicine, but admittedly, my reasons at the time were unclear. I loved working with people and…

To Help You Find Your Way

Hi friends! My name is Sarah Hulse, and I’m an Honors Ambassador currently completing my sophomore year of college. I am a Psychology major with certificates in American Sign Language and the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine (and more than a little emphasis on pre-medicine training). Presently, I am also applying into the Honors College’s Bachelor…