I can’t believe that my first Spring Term is almost over! I just hope the weather gets better soon! For now, all of us are writing a common blog so you guys can get to know us, and a sneak peek of the life of a Blue Jay- enjoy!!
Get to know JHU_Trisha:
- Birthplace and current hometown: Durham, North Carolina; Lower Gwynedd, PA
- Major(s): Neuroscience and Political Science
- When I grow up I want to…know what I want to do with my life
- Favorite place to eat in Baltimore…Chocolate Tea
- Favorite spot on Homewood campus: Gilman Atrium
- Favorite TV show: Mad Men
- Favorite color: Yellow
- Favorite sports team: FC Barcelona (I love Gerard Pique!!)
My Hopkins Experience:
1. When did you know Hopkins was right for you?
I realized that Hopkins was the perfect school for me the moment I stepped on campus. I fell in love with the gorgeous campus and great atmosphere. The facilities available here are great, and the programs reflect that.
2. What is one thing that would surprise your friends/family about Hopkins?
Most people would be surprised to know that Hopkins has a great atmosphere. It’s not the stereotypical “cut throat” campus where people steal each other’s notebooks to sabotage their studying. We all have a ton of work to do, and we love working together. Everyone really wants the best for each other, and I am happy to say that I have yet to meet a competitive person here.
3. If you were the University President, what is the first thing you would do or change?
I would let the construction workers know that students would appreciate it if they didn’t work in the middle of the night so we can sleep. Either that, or that they were a little quieter when they use their drills and machines. Haha, I can’t really say that there is anything that I would change- Hopkins is pretty great!
4. If you could go back and choose your college again, would you pick Hopkins? Why?
I applied Early Decision to Hopkins, and I do not regret that decision. I know that Hopkins was the place for me!
Me and my housemates!
5. What was your perception about Hopkins before enrolling and how has it changed since then?
My perception of Hopkins hasn’t really changed. What has changed, however, is my understanding of college life in general. I knew that it would be different to be completely independent and away from my family, but I was amazed at the fact that I could do whatever I wanted. Being able to control yourself and make smart decisions is a valuable lesson I have learned. I thought that I would be studying all the time in college, but I was so glad when I found that there are tons of other things for me to do , like joining clubs, hanging out with friends, and doing research.
6. What is/was your favorite class?
My favorite class would have to be Introduction to Neuropsychology. Not only was the professor great at lectures, but there were also great demonstrations. The material was also really interesting!
7. Describe your funniest memory or experience at Hopkins?
My favorite memory at Hopkins was a random Friday during February that the weather was AMAZING (we’re talking 70 degree weather, people). Everyone was on the Beach in front of the library talking and “working” (and by working, I mean talking some more). It was so much fun. Since then, most people have what we technical people call “spring fever.” I can’t wait for the weather to get nice again; I am especially excited for Spring Fair, when a bunch of vendors come to the Beach and there are tons of fun things to do!
Waiting for the Shuttle in front of the Beach!
8. How would your college experience be different if you hadn’t chosen Hopkins?
I am still having a tough time believing that I am almost a Sophomore at Hopkins, so I can’t even imagine if I had gone to a different college all together! I can’t imagine life without all the great people I have met here and all the things I have learned. Also, the classes are great, and the research opportunities immense. I just hope that Hopkins stays this great in the years to come!
Best people ever!
9. What has your greatest contribution been during your time at Hopkins, or what do you hope to accomplish before graduation?
I hope to find my place on campus, and find out what I want to do with my life. I am still trying to figure things out, but once I do, I hope that I will be awesome at it! I would also really like to get more involved in the greater Baltimore community!
10. What advice would you give to a high school senior choosing their college?
Picking Hopkins was easy for me; after I found out I got in Early Decision, I was done! All I can say is that make sure you know what you want from a college. You are going to spend the next four years of your life there, and you want to make sure that it is right for you. Visit all the schools you got into if you can, and talk to current students. Most of all, take advantage to the online service available to you (like Hopkins Interactive for JHU!!) and learn as much as you can about every school, program, and area of interest that you want so you can be as educated as possible when you make your final decisions!
Grad party- seems to long ago now!