We Admit It! We think W&M is a pretty special place (not that we’re biased or anything). There are so many ways in which that’s demonstrated. Many are obvious (the traditions that celebrate our storied history, the size, the commitment of faculty, the residential campus) and some are less so. One of those less obvious […]
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For the next month, I’ll be studying invasive species management in Fiji on a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Follow along with the journey at www.invasivespeciesinitiative.com. After a 36 hour and 8,000 mile journey across the world, I’ve officially arrived in Fiji. I’m staying in Suva, the country’s capitol city located on the southwest coast of […]
Any William & Mary student can confirm, you can’t go through your four years here without getting involved in some sort of completely new extracurricular activity. That’s definitely been the overarching theme of my experience at William & Mary – most, if not ALL of my extracurriculars are things I wasn’t involved in during high school. “There’s […]
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We successfully completed our 8-day paddle trip from the foothills of the Blue Ridge to Williamsburg. It was all the adventure I’d hoped for. In this first of three posts, I report on the highlights, rough spots, and geology along our journey. This was a personal trip completed with my old friends and goodtime buddies, but […]
This summer I got to check off something off my bucket list, and get class credit. For five weeks I studied abroad in India. When people ask me where in India I studied, most of them are surprised to learn that India is divided into states, just like the US. I spent most of my […]
I talked recently with a parent, who, quite understandably, did not comprehend the murky world of determining how the federal government (and the aid office, by extension) can arrive at what seems to preposterous amount of expected contribution. She provided me with a spreadsheet which showed all family income being consumed by household expenses, with […]
Recently I walked the Laurel Falls Trail in majestic Great Smoky Mountains. In awe of the landscape and enamored with the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project, I contemplated the future of national service in America. While climbing the mountain I reminisced on the past holding in high regard the brave efforts of government and individuals who made what […]
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I still remember what one of my freshman hall mates said to me on our walk back from taking the honor code pledge in the Wren building during New Student Orientation. “Dorms are literally the weirdest idea. You essentially take 100 or so 18 year olds who don’t know each other and put them in […]
While discussing my work with some friends over dinner last night, one of them asked the first question that often comes to mind when we talk about alternative breaks: “How do students pay for these trips? They must be expensive, right?” When students participate in Branch Out alternative breaks, they partner with community members (who […]
I’ll never forget the moment when I finally asked my hall mate where “NOVA” is. “Northern Virginia, duh.” During New Student Orientation my freshman year at William & Mary, I got very used to conversations like this: “I’m from NOVA.” “Me too. Where did you go to high school?” “Woodson. Go Cavaliers.” “I went to […]
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The first time I felt old, like really old, was when I met about twenty William & Mary students on the steps of the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C in June. The students were all part of the D.C. New Media Institute, an incredible class that I both took and T.A.ed as an undergraduate […]
Earlier this year I made a promise to myself to be more timely with my posts. I wanted to carve out an hour a week to wipe my fingers across the keyboard of my Dell laptop and hope something fit for public consumption came out. Well, as the title of this post suggests, time sort […]
Each summer, the Admission Office welcomes 14 rising seniors to be William & Mary’s Senior Interviewers. We conduct optional and evaluative interviews with rising high school seniors to add to their applications. These 20 minute, on-campus interviews give us a chance to learn about you, and for you to ask questions and get to know […]
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In 1985 I enrolled at William & Mary. I remember bits of that summer day in which my mother and I made the journey from our home in Albemarle County (west of Charlottesville) to college in Williamsburg. That seems a long time ago. During the past thirty years I have made the journey from Albemarle […]
Admit It! College interviews might fall just shy of standardized testing on your list of things you want to do this summer to prepare for college applications. Well, W&M’s on-campus interviews will make you feel differently. Our on-campus interviews are designed to simply be a conversation between you and the rising W&M senior who interviews […]
I am really fortunate that I have some truly spectacular roommates who are also fellows in the DCSI program. Not only are they great people to live with, but also fantastic people to explore with. Despite not knowing each other very well prior to this summer, we have really bonded and have taken to exploring […]
The first month in Williamsburg has flown by! I’ve been busy with independent research, which I’ll write about next week, and loving every minute. Besides that experience, my favorite part of this summer has been hearing what my friends are up to, whether they’re conducting research or taking classes in Williamsburg, working an internship, or […]
One of my favorite aspects of the WMDCSI (William & Mary DC Summer Institutes) program is the mentorship program. As a DCSI Fellow you can chose to be paired up with a W&M alumni located in DC, who you meet with a few times over the summer to get advice on careers, hear about their […]
I love the news. Whether it is scrolling through Twitter for headlines, catching a morning broadcast, or picking up the occasional print newspaper, I love finding out what is going on in the world. I will admit my love of the news began with a major crush on Matt Lauer when I was five, but […]
We Admit It! Summer is around the corner, the 2015-2016 Common Application will launch in just over a month and that means it’s time to bring our 2014-2015 cycle to its conclusion. On June 16, we in essence did that. All students remaining on the transfer waitlist were sent an update via email letting them know […]
If you’ve been on a campus tour, you’ve seen my freshman dorm (Monroe), favorite classroom (when you first walk into the English building, it’s the room with the glass walls on your right), and natural habitat (Swem). Most tours also hit W&M essentials like the Crim Dell, Terrace, and Wren Building. Still, along the way, […]
As Peer Advisors, it’s our job to help incoming students prepare for and adjust to academic life at William & Mary. All new students will be given a peer advisor later in the summer to help them through the online summer course: COLL Studies [Or Tribe Studies for our transfers out there!]. Until then, we’re going […]
We Admit It! The waitlist process is coming to a close. Yesterday, we sent an email to all students remaining on the freshman waitlist letting them know that as of today, our incoming class is full. While we do not anticipate making additional admission offers, the possibility does exist that space may become available. All […]
This weekend (June 5 – 7), DC Convention Center is hosting the Green Festival Expo!!! The festival is jam-packed with sustainability and green living booths as well as a speaker series. I had the pleasure of attending the festival yesterday afternoon, thanks to the fact that my DCPS Supervisor, Ms. Sally Parker, is presenting on […]
Before I forget: I’m so excited to see the Peer Advisors’ blog is live! This is my second summer as a PA myself, and it’s been one of my most rewarding experiences in college so far. And of course, I totally approve of the ampersand love in their first post. Just look at any of […]