Upperclassmen Interview: A: Academic Enrichment: Please interview an upperclassmen who is pursuing a similar major/career path. Take about 15-20 minutes in asking them specific questions regarding the intended career path and how they are preparing themselves.
I interviewed Kajol Anandani, an upperclassman majoring in Molecular Genetics. I asked her about the struggles of freshman year, and how to overcome any mistakes in the following years. She said freshman year is tough for everyone and that pre-med students are usually discouraged from continuing on their track that year. She talked about what she messed up on and how its ok to change your major. Kajol also encouraged me to keep trying hard in the next few years because the mistakes can be fixed.
Service: S: Summarize your time spent volunteering for 20 hours over the past year. Next, describe your most memorable service experience. What makes this experience the most memorable? What was your role? What did you gain as a result of this experience? Please include the what, where, who and for how long at each place you volunteered. This should be 2-3 paragraphs.
My most memorable service experience was probably the day of MLK national day of service. My best friend and I went to a new library in a poor suburb of Columbus where they had a huge warehouse of books and the library was an abandoned elementary school. Looking through childhood books and seeing how much work actually goes behind making a public library made the experience really memorable. I volunteered at this library for 3 and a half hours with a group of 13 people.
My role was to sort through donated movies and CDs and separate the damaged ones into a trash pile. Towards the end of the shift, I started to collect the trash piles of books and media that were to be recycled. It was hard to throw away so many books. It made me realize how people don’t take care of books, and when those books are donated, they are thrown away into landfills.