Always More to Explore

Hello everyone!  My name is Victoria Beck and I’m a sophomore studying economics and statistics.  I’m proud to be an Honors Ambassador this year! I’m from right outside of Pittsburgh, and both my mom and uncle are Pitt alumni!  I came to Pitt because I wanted to go to a college in a city and I love that…

Finding My Place

Hello! My name is Caileigh Wettasinghe, and I’m a sophomore from Bernardsville, NJ. I’m majoring in electrical engineering and pursuing a minor in neuroscience. My favorite thing about being a Pitt student is the pride that everyone has in our school! Back in high school, we had silent pep rallies and no one but the…

Exploring Opportunities: Pitt by Pitt

Hello! I am Simone Mohite, an international student from Dubai, UAE. I was born in India, but I spent almost 12 years in the United Arab Emirates. I am currently a Junior at Pitt, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, Theatre arts and French studies. I also plan on applying for the Bachelor of…

A Girl From Another World

Hi! I’m Mikayla Beardsley, a current sophomore at Pitt studying Civil Engineering. I was born Tokyo, Japan but spent the majority of my life growing up in Dallas, Texas until I moved to Harare, Zimbabwe in 2017. What drew me back to the States was Pitt! The opportunities that Pitt offers to its students is…

Fending Off Imposter Syndrome: My Pitt Honors Experience

Hello everyone! My name is Catalina Feistritzer, and I am a junior majoring in both Neuroscience and English Literature with accompanying minors in Linguistics and Chemistry. I am originally from York, PA, but I spend practically all my time here in Pittsburgh. The Honors College has extensively shaped me as a student, and I have…

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…

There’s More To Engineering Than Just The Numbers

Hi, friends. My name is Benjamin, and I’m a sophomore (now rising junior!) at Pitt with a major in chemical engineering and a certificate in Latin American studies. Leaving high school, all I knew was that I had a knack for math and science, and a passion for learning languages. I didn’t know how or…

The More Things Change…

Hey there! I’m Emily Wolfe, and I’m currently a sophomore at Pitt. Like a lot of students, I got to Pitt with a general idea of what I want to study, but no real specifics. I initially applied as a prospective linguistics major. By the time I started class my first semester, I had decided…

Carpe Diem!

Enrolling in college, for some, is seen as an opportunity to redefine oneself – the chance to become someone different than how you are known by your immediate peers, friends, past teachers, and parents. For others, it is an opportunity to figure out who you want to be, learning from new friends and a new…

French Fries on Sandwiches: Why I Chose Pitt

I am proud to call the University of Pittsburgh my family. Yet, as I look back at my senior year of high school, this revelation did not seem so clear. When choosing where to go for undergrad, everyone would tell me to pick the school that gave me “the feeling,” like I belonged there. To…