Everyone brings their own unique skills, talents, experiences, hopes, background and concerns to college with them. Consider these questions: What should your advisor know about you? What skills do you bring to Union and what skills do you look forward to developing? What are you hoping to gain from the college experience? Respond to one or more of these questions in a paragraph.
I like to think of myself as a very social guy with people-skills. I am kind of a perfectionist so if I put my mind to something, I do it and I do it with the best of my ability. I am fairly creative and have a great sense of humour. I work well, sometimes even better, when I'm under pressure. I like puzzles and challenges, and I think going to college in another country will be a good challenge for me. I'm also a terrible cook and I have never recorded a loss in the game of Monopoly.
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What aspects of college do you find particularly stressful? Please write about a few of them. Looking back on what you’ve written, do you see any patterns or common threads about what stresses you?

I find the pressure to find a major that I love and choose an intended career path very stressful. I like so many different subjects so its good that I'm at a liberal arts college but I still feel the stress to take certain classes that specifically interest me or will help my major or fulfill very specific requirements. I need time to explore and although we get two years to technically explore, I don't actually feel like I can explore. The grades stress me out too.
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At your retirement dinner, your best friend gets up to speak about you. After a few jokes and banter, s/he gets serious. What does s/he say about you?

What will be said at my retirement dinner? I can only hope that I'm sitting around a fancy table, laid out with delicious food, and surrounded by people who appreciate the work that I put in during my career. Undoubtedly, the innovations made by me would have revolutionized the world in some way, so the retirement speech will thank me for making the world better. Then, we eat space lobster because it's the future and we are on Mars. Who knows what the world will be like or what my life will be like when I retire!
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List the three or four departments you think you’re most likely to major in. People choose majors for lots of reasons…because they’re interested in what they’ll learn, for future career plans, because they think they will do well in the classes, etc. What are some of the reasons you chose each of your fields?

Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering. These would be on my top 4. I really think STEM majors control the future of humanity. With a CS and EE background, I am high in demand in today's job market - no need to deny it. Moreover, these degrees have one of the highest average ROI's of all majors. Moreover, the engineering department is arguably the most respected one on Union. With Union's close connection with GE here in Schenectady, I am feeling rather satisfied with my job prospects.
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