So SOHOP was this week, and all the admitted students came to town and got to know me. Or the school. One of the two. Now, SOHOP is usually one of my favorite days of the year, but this year, I wasn’t having a fabulous time. First off, I had pink eye, and nothing says “I love Hopkins and I’m ready to tell you why” quite like a contagious zombie eyeball. And no make-up. And frizzy, not-straightened hair.
Second, nobody bought banana laffy taffy for the admissions table. That just generally bums me out.
To make up for my general hot-messiness at the spring open house, I thought that I would tell you my not contagious, no zombie-eyed version of why to come to Hopkins in three simple points.
- The Resources: This was the reason I came to Hopkins originally. If you come to Hopkins, there are unlimited resources at your disposal. I’ve worked on two different engineering design projects and three research projects. I’ve worked to try to schedule the minor league baseball team through optimization in class. I’ve organized my own service events. Anything is possible through Hopkins.
- The Professors: The teachers that I have had are both some of the most impressive people I’ve ever met as well as the most approachable. I’ve had so many professors at the top of their fields let me know that they would help me that it has really encouraged me to challenge myself. I don’t think I would have pushed myself and be where I am without the support of these fabulous professors.
- The Friends: The most important thing I got from Hopkins are the best friends ever. I think my friendships at Hopkins are different than my ones at home. They are both great in a different way. My friendships at home are comfortable. Comforting. I just feel at ease. My friends at Hopkins are never really at ease because what we have in common is what brought us to Hopkins: the fact that we are always pushing ourselves to reach our lofty goal. We all support each other in our endeavors, as well as keep each other sane along the way. Bonus: My friend, Amanda, even answered by phone call Sunday at 3 AM and went to the ER with me. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
Those are my three favorite things about Hopkins. I think I made a very appealing case. Therefore, you should come here. The end.