Accomplishments of All Sizes

            I have not had one specific accomplishment that encompasses my work here at Pitt. Instead, I have allowed myself to integrate into the Pitt community in different ways and made many more accomplishments every single day that makes me a better student. I am a person who is passionate about more experiences than just…

Advice

College is a time for you to grow and develop as an individual. When picking your college, you must follow what you as an individual wish to achieve, and not follow external forces. In my college search I knew I wanted a community that was passionate about school, but also passionate about becoming involved in…

Involvement

I have always strived to be involved outside of the classroom as I have found this has fulfilled a need to interact with my community and also engage more with my own interests. At Pitt I currently serve as an officer and coach for the Panther CrossFit club, serve as a Make the Magic coordinator…

College Advice From an Outgoing Senior

As my fourth year at Pitt comes to a close, I continue to notice new things about campus. One degree’s duration was not enough to fully unfold the city. Although I worry I will leave still a virtual stranger, I know that’s not the case given the community I found while here. Looking back, I…

Find your home away from home

A bunch of blogs on the internet explain the factors people need to consider while choosing a university to attend. A lot of these are great, but I think a lot of them don’t give great advice to someone who can’t attend a campus tour and get a feel of the school. I was in…

Selecting a college: follow your heart (especially if it leads you to Pitt)

The college application process was one of the most stressful experiences I’ve been through, without question. All of the promotional material I received in the mail was overwhelming, and I obsessively pored over lists like “Top colleges for neuroscience” and “Best cities to attend college in.” With the help of my parents and older sibling,…

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…

Trust the Process

As I finish up my final year at Pitt, I am grateful to look back on all of my experiences here and all of the people I have been fortunate enough to meet. The best piece of advice I have is something that I’m sure everyone has heard at some point before, but it encapsulates…

A Word to the Wise

My advice about college might be a bit backwards. But I am a firm believer that you shouldn’t stress and worry too much. So, my recommendation is to not worry too much! When you’re deciding where to go, don’t pick over every little detail and find reasons that you wouldn’t want to go. Instead, take…

A Space of My Own: Embracing Language & Liminality

My grandmother is getting old. Her English is surprisingly good at this age, but words sometimes escape her. I see her struggle to hear my brother and mother over the phone, whenever they sit down to chat over WhatsApp. She used to struggle to understand me, too. In fact, she probably struggled to understand me…