Harvard University: Q&A

Harvard University: Q&A

hi guys its yes or no I’m a student at Harvard University this video is going to be a question and answers video to answer all of your questions oh let’s go let’s do this okay. a phone the first one asks are you an undergrad yes of Who I am in undergrad I am currently a junior at Harvard. that means I’m in my third year junior spring. I’ll have about a year and a half left agent double-oh-seven asks have you seen Mark Zuckerberg shroom I don’t even know which rooms Mark Zuckerberg lived in but fun fact I did live in the same freshman dorm that Bill Gates lived in. I used to live in that dorm called Wigglesworth funny fact about Wigglesworth it’s named after something like old white dead dude right but the whole Wigglesworth is located right above the T which is Boston’s of Metro. every like seven minutes the trains would speed underneath of our house and wiglesworth would like kind of shake a little bit you don’t kind of wiggle like really really true to its name Oh running straight off of that shine es NS dfx poop popp asks is it compulsory to live on campus your first year at Harvard can you continue living on campus for the next few years. no it is not mandatory that you live on campus your first year but if you decide to you’ll be placed in a dorm around Harvard Yard which is like pretty much the central part of Harvard’s campus about 98% of all students live on campus all four years after you live in the dorms that first year you get randomly assigned into like an upperclassman dorm if the yard and the freshman darling is all central all the upperclassmen housing is located just a little bit more spread out for that. that’s currently what I’m doing Angie yeah yeah 3 3 3 asks how’s the food Oh thing this is this is a tough question. basically we get fed. wills asks is everyone at Harvard really stuffy and stuck-up am i really stuffy and stuck go ahead if you go enough places you’re gonna meet people who are more stuffy and stuck-up the only thing about Harvard is that yes you are drawing from you know some of the most alpha individuals in the world. you have a lot of people who kind of believe in their importance I guess is what I will say consider for a second 16% of the freshman class came from the top 1% of the socio-economic ladder. you’re getting a lot of people who are at a disconnect with reality and from that I think Harvard does proportionally get a lot more stuck up in stuffy individuals but I think it’s all about who you surround yourself with okay. this question from Miss Beauty diamond which was totally related asks are the people at Harvard boring nerds who are only interested in school stuff and can’t party yes no no okay. we do party most of it is dorm parties but you can go out to bars and also there are final clubs which are basically the equivalent of sororities and fraternities except Harvard style I guarantee you if you go out something interesting is going to happen okay. Gilberto Martinez and can use both ask what’s your major economics Russia then asks what’s the major of the majority of students studying in Harvard economics okay uh this question is good it’s from Alyssa Quinn she asks what are some weird cool Harvard traditions okay. there are three things you need to do before you graduate Harvard one is be on the John Harvard ooh another is that you need to have sex in the stacks of Widener Library and the third and I could be wrong it’s either unofficially jumping off the bridge into the Charles River or doing primal scream and primal scream is the night right before final starts right at midnight we all strip down naked and we run around Harvard Yard and you totally think it would be sexual but it’s not at all it’s just everyone releasing like all their attention and you know ah our primal screaming like that chunji oh yeah I bid asks have you met any famous Elliott House alum and I for example rashida Jones um no ton gee I haven’t met any famous Elliott alum night but I have met yo-yo ma twice the first time I met him I was wearing my pyjama pants because I don’t conform to society’s standards of what’s acceptable right tomorrow one two three asks hey there I was wondering how intense / competitive the other students are and if it’s easy to keep up with them Thank You tip-off for that question. when I first got to Harvard I felt completely completely behind coming from the Midwest and then being transported to this school where you’re with like a thousand Ivy Leaguers and people who have basically been bred for the Ivy’s since the day they were born you realize that the education you’ve gotten hasn’t exactly been is up to par as the one that maybe your classmates have gotten. in that respect I felt incredibly far behind my fellow classmates and some days I still do but as far as competitiveness goes here I feel like we’re much more of a supportive community than one that’s trying to like rip at each other’s throats for the most part I love it here and I feel the kids are. supportive and there have been nights where I’m struggling not like 3 a.m. in the morning and I ask someone will you please I’ll be on the decon problem-set and they’re like yeah sure why not they might not be the most enthusiastic elvers but they you know people aren’t competitive in that respect they’ll help you out uh dan yellow green asks me have a ever been to a finals club party if. what are they like crazy and wild and also am I even in a finals Club answer that one no I am NOT but yes I have been to a finals club party a finals Club for those of you who don’t know or basically like the Harvard equivalent of fraternities or sororities yeah they get pretty wild people are dancing but it’s basically like the final Club guys don’t want to invite other guys into the party but they will invite as many girls as they want to into the party. you see about a representation of maybe 80% females and 20% males it feels really skewed and weird and like basically what the opposite of a sausagefest would feel like I don’t know when I’ve gone to them I’ve kind of felt like prey for the guys.

I personally don’t like the parties but I think final clubs are really good for link building community and I know girls who have been girl final clubs and guys who aren’t guy final clubs and I know they find the community to be like really strong and tight knit. that’s cool okay Savannah asked me how big was my biggest class and how small was my smallest. my biggest class that I took was probably at 10:00 with Gregory Mankiw sad about maybe like 500 people in that class. that was humongous my smallest class that I’ve ever taken was probably the first French class I ever took here it had about maybe 12 people in it and the craziest thing about that class was that I found out halfway through the school year that three of the kids in that class were like famous in some way or another had like famous connections one of them was Vera Wang’s daughter and then was Steve Jobs his nephew and like the third one was like this child art prodigy would sold art to Michael Jordan and Colin Powell and stuff and when I found that out I was blown away and that that was kind of when it hit me like I’m I’m going to Harvard this is not this is not normal all right I’m gonna say a quick goodbye because my camera is flashing at me this was me being yes or no answering your questions honestly without a script. I’ve to me down below in the comments if you loved it or hated it because I I do not know what’s going to come out after editing. I will be just as surprised as you are

How I Got Into The University Of Michigan || College Of Engineering

hello hello okay anyways hi guys my name is paulina and today I’m gonna be talking about how I got into the University of Michigan . before I begin I just want to say that this is my experience and why I think I gots University of Michigan but obviously every individual is different and I’m gonna be looking out my notes here you’re just saying what I attend the college of engineering at U of M and I just completed my first year I guess well taken and completed cuz I finals in like three weeks but I’m almost done with freshman year. I’m gonna talk about the essays that my extra Coker’s and then my statistics. if you’re honest could tell you part the video I think the essays are the most important part because from the research I am done a lot of colleges want to maximize their yield I guess you would say they don’t want to send out acceptance letters to students and they don’t think that first year that student is going to accept going to that college. for the University of Michigan they’re looking for students who are specifically interested in them who they know if they give an acceptance like let her out they’re going to specifically choose U of M I think the why u of MSA is probably the most important one because that shows how much interest you have in the school like specific professors or classes or clubs that interested in me and talked about specific traditions talk about specific details like give as many specifics as possible try not to be big at all don’t oh also with essays recommendation letters if you are a student like if you’re watching this and you’re just starting high school or something try to make relations with your teachers as soon as possible because the better and more personal teacher knows you the better and stronger your recommendation letter is going to be and I think those recommendation recommendation letters are. important because it shows how other people view you and it’s giving the admissions counselors another perspective from like who you are as an individual which is super important now moving on to extracurriculars um I think a lot of colleges are going to be looking for well-rounded individuals. specifically for the College of Engineering I didn’t do a lot of science related things like in high school I don’t think you’re necessarily like if you’re nervous then you’re not involved in a lot of science related or STEM related fields some related clubs it’s okay I think you want to focus more on leadership. the clubs that I would or what I wrote on my resume I guess was I was the vice pres president of Key Club which is the high school version of Kiwanis and it’s a service club. that was one of the main things I was committed to another position was National Art honors society treasurer and that was something I was really committed to my junior and senior year then I was also on the diversity Club board which was a club that started I think my freshman year and I was really involved in it from the kind of like I think my second semester freshman year maybe be any software and then I was on that board from junior to senior year I was also a math club co-leader basically math club was tutoring underclassmen and then I was also in the school play um I played just like an extra for two years and then I did have one role my software as Betty from the crucible and then my two other things was I played soccer for three years from my high school team and then I was a varsity cheerleader I cheered for six years and I won a lot of awards my senior in junior year which I was able to put on my resume as well. any kind of rewards or any things do have any kinds of things you have there’s like a specific section on most applications ask for them. I would try to keep track of all those and make sure you put all those in your application okay. finally getting to the statistics I don’t thinks standardized testing is a good way to gauge how qualified a candidate for school but that’s just how it goes and. here are mine my SAT was a 14 20 which that took me like four tests to get it. it did take a minute um I took one test with the actual school and then I took I think like two more tests after that and then I took that a CT once and I got a 31 on it um I don’t really know like I took both by Fisher those like equivalent to each other and then my GPA I think my GPA also really helped me I had a 3.97 out of 4.0 because our GPS were not weighted on my school in addition I did go to an IB school in Michigan and.

How I Got Into The University Of Michigan || College Of Engineering

I didn’t take ApS or anything like that but I took IB exams and. I think you if I was also looking at the kind of classes I was taking and like maybe recognizing they were all I be. just taking more like difficult classes definitely helps boost your likeliness to get in. those are just some of the ways that some of the things I did to get to University of Michigan obviously things are different for each candidate but I think that just being genuine in your application and putting your biggest effort remembered that your standardized test scores aren’t everything and that being a well-rounded candidate participating in various clubs activities are really gonna help you stand out. good luck to everyone applying crazy times okay I