Rachel Danzig '12
What was your favorite moment of sophomore year?
I don't think I had one favorite moment. Sophomore year I got comfortable in college; I made some really good friends and figured out the sort of things I like to do and what I'm good at. It was a real turning point for me from doing things just to try them, to becoming involved in what I wanted to do because I was passionate about it.
What was your most challenging moment of sophomore year?
Probably one of the weeks where I had a biology test, a physics test, and a paper due within 5 days.
How did you navigate decision-making during your sophomore year?
Sophomore year you suddenly have a ton on your plate. For me it was taking two sciences with labs at the same time while still being involved in everything I wanted to be part of. I really worked to balance classes I was interested in with required classes and used this to figure out what I wanted to major in. My academic advisor was really helpful and worked with me to make a time line for taking specific classes, declaring my major and finding an internship.
What campus resources did you utilize during your sophomore year?
I learned how extremely useful going to a professor's office hours can be. I really utilized their help a lot. I also went to BUGS tutoring weekly which helped me stay on top of my work load. I met with Judith Hudson, the pre-health advisor as well to help me navigate what I need to do for medical school. My academic advisor was also very supportive and helpful in helping figure out my major and what classes I should take. I also went to a Hiatt workshop to help me write my resume and find an internship.
In general, what advice would you give to sophomores?