at the Moment
Hello all, It is halfway through October and that means fall break for the students at William & Mary. I was fortunate enough to decide my plans over the summer. During my time doing what some would call ‘backpacking across Europe’ this past summer before studying abroad in Prague, I met friends in Paris. Now, […]
I’ll Admit It! When I was getting ready to apply to colleges I was in a pretty different place from where I am now. Don’t get me wrong, I am still the same language-loving, constantly singing, adventurous and slightly strange Emily I was four years ago, but now I have a lot more confidence and […]
Hey everyone! This time of year can be a little rough with midterms and everyone getting sick, but Fall Break is just around the corner (at least it is for us…I’m sure some of you have already had/will have yours within the next few weeks)! Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the […]
Hello friends! We meet again. Next week here at William & Mary is one of the student’s and faculty’s favorite times of the semester – Fall Break! Starting Saturday Oct. 13th and lasting through Tuesday Oct. 16th this year, it’s a great opportunity to relax for a few days in between midterms, and go see […]
Unlike my peers, my transferring was not a shock to my professors, friends, or family. Because I attended a community college, it was a natural progression to transfer from a 2-year college to a 4- year college. Despite that, the sheer moving to a new place was difficult for the friends that I had made […]
Hey everyone! This week I want to talk about one of the most difficult parts about the transfer experience: what/how do you tell your friends? Making the decision to transfer schools is already hard enough, but now you have to think about how to tell your friends and what exactly to tell them. You have […]
Hello! My name is Megan – nice to meet you! I am one of the transfer interns at William & Mary this year. A little bit about me, I am a senior Marketing major and Anthropology minor here at W&M. I am from Chicago, Illinois, and transferred in last fall from a 4-year University in […]
Hi, all! My route to transferring to William & Mary began at the beginning of my college career. As I attended a community college in Northern Virginia, the question was not if I would transfer, but where I would transfer to. I was interested in this lovely little school for various of reasons – I […]
Williamsburg may have one of the strongest claims as America’s earliest, sleepy college town. The city was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation and served as a high ground settlement between the James and York Rivers. For nearly a century, it was the colonial capital of Virginia and later served as the Commonwealth’s capital in […]
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Welcome to the first installation of my (hopefully) fun and informative blog! As it is the first of many of my blogs, I figured I should start by introducing myself and how I ended up at William & Mary. My name is Joey Cronin and I am a junior here at the university! I’m studying […]
The Aspiring Scientist Summer Internship Program at George Mason University teaches students scientific writing, creative thinking, and specialized technologies. Workshops and Inventors’ Club provide interns an opportunity to build, research, and communicate. Without lab mentors and guest speakers, continuing one’s journey in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) would be impossible. Supposedly, scientific investigation is […]
Last week William & Mary closed up shop and students were sent packing due to the threat from Hurricane Florence. This semester I’m teaching Weather, Climate, & Change (GEOL 100) and the Earth’s Environmental Systems (GEOL 110), in both courses we discuss hurricanes (typically at mid-semester). For obvious reasons, Hurricane Week 2018 came early. On […]
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By Emily Mudd ’19 Once upon a time, along the banks of the Zambezi River, a development project focused on tomato cultivation failed hilariously when just as they began to ripen, a herd of hippos devoured the crops. There’s an excellent TED Talk by sustainable development expert Ernesto Sirolli that explains the details, but the […]
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The terrace. The Daily Grind. The Sunken Garden. Massage chairs on the first floor of Swem. Puppy hour during finals. These and many more are well-loved treasures of W&M. But there are spots around campus that are a little less-loved, but no less valuable. As a senior, I have been able to uncover these spots […]
Summer is over. Although the astronomical summer lasts until the autumnal equinox in late September, and the meteorological summer has a few more days left (until the end of August) – summer is over for me. Replaced by the realities of a new academic year. To celebrate summer’s end, I took in one more outdoor […]
You may be wondering about the title for this post- it does seem a little out there. If you have seen Star Wars, you will of course remember the Jedi training Luke Skywalker received under the watchful eyes of Master Yoda. I should pause here and mention that if you haven’t seen Star Wars, you […]
The first two weeks of my summer vacation consisted of business professional outfit shopping to prepare for my internship, and countless dinner dates with my mom in McLean, Virginia. Of course, I had a handful of outings with high school friends, but the time I spent in my hometown was short lived. I quickly had […]
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1. Participate in orientation activities New student orientation can sometimes feel like an intense session of summer camp. I spent my first days at William & Mary following our neon clad orientation aides to different seminars, meetings, and icebreaker activities. Although this crash-course in college life was a little overwhelming, I actually enjoyed orientation. I […]
Guest blogger Cameron How ’20 provides a reflection on ten timeless life lessons based on his time walking the Camino as part of a W&M summer study abroad program. It’s an age-old question, “How do you change your life?” …The Camino is known all over the world for being transformative; in fact, that is why […]
Choosing a School I Admit It! When I was in your shoes in the college admission and application process, I had every idea of what I wanted while simultaneously having no clue whatsoever. “Junior Year Jerry” as I call him, needed excitement and adventure, something far from home, and certainly anything but ordinary. A city […]
Here are some more pieces of advice from your Peer Advisors! Please feel free to reach out to any of us with your questions – we would love to talk with you! Welcome to William & Mary! We are so excited that you are here! Between classes, clubs, activities, and new friends, you are going […]
Sorry that this title is a little (edit: extremely) misleading. If you’re here to get a summer internship, I can tell you now you’re on the wrong website. All I may do is share the amazing (first part) of my summer while interning in New York City, and (best part) no nepotism involved. How I […]
On August 4th, 2008, I published my first post on William & Mary Blogs, Living the High Life chronicled that summer’s field research with a crew of William & Mary geologists on Utah’s High Plateaus. 10-years have come-and-gone – yikes! My 10th blog post dropped on Charter Day 2009, the 50th rolled out just before Convocation at the […]
One week later, my internship will conclude with a poster session on the morning of August 10th. My poster is now available below for 24/7 viewing. Enjoy! Download the poster (ppt). The following is a reminder if you wish to see that poster in person.
We Admit It! We’re loving summer here in Williamsburg, and with all of the sunshine and warm weather we’re cooking up some new things! For one, applicants will now have the choice to apply using the Common Application or the newer Coalition Application. Not only that, we’ve added a second round of Early Decision. August 1 (today!) […]
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