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…

Started from the one…now I’m here!

As a freshman, going to activity fairs was so overwhelming for me. I had a few hobbies, but I wasn’t too sure on what I wanted to pursue in college. I got into working out over senior year of high school and was on the lookout for some workout buddies. Consequently, I was instantly attracted…

A Call for College Students to Become Community Advocates

While I love college, there is one thing that never sat right with me about the experience. Countless students come from across the country, inhabit a city for a few years, and then often leave without a trace. Sure, they join clubs and create a pseudo-community of their own, but they rarely look up to…

My Global College Years At a Glance

Hi, my name is Karenna, and I am pleased to be serving as a Pitt Honors College Ambassador this academic year. I am a senior majoring in Political Science (International Relations) and English (Nonfiction Writing), minoring in Turkish, and pursuing certificates in Global and Eurasian Studies. I was born and raised in Fairfax, VA, where…

Always Something to Do

Hello again!! Despite how much time you spend in classes in college, so much more of life happens outside of the classroom. Pitt offers so many types of activities and extracurriculars to get involved with, which allows you to pursue interests that may not be allotted for within the traditional classroom setting. Whatever I couldn’t…

Always Active

My life is run by what I do, so it was important to me that where I went to school had lots for me to do and learn. And not only does Pitt offer a diverse student body and wide range of courses and majors, it also offers a wide array of other activities to…

Getting Ahead of the Game

Hi again! One of the great things about Pitt Honors students is their natural curiosity. Almost everyone I’ve met through the UHC is interested in a multitude of subjects, but it makes picking a major difficult. Most people I know picked up a minor or second major, and some changed their major entirely! I was…

Process of Elimination?

Did you have friends in high school who a.) have always known exactly what they wanted to do or b.) thought they knew what they wanted to do and changed it every month?  I was neither of those.  I did not know what I wanted to study in college for the longest time and I was so…

Little of Everything

The first real struggle I had in my college career was deciding on a major; I had so many things that I wanted to try, that homing in on one specific major seemed daunting. I was interested in science, language, sociology, art, and history, and it felt impossible to work it all in. But in…