What extra-curricular activities have been most enjoyable/meaningful/important to you so far in college? Where do you put most of your time and energy outside of classes and studying? Are there activities that you do because they “look good,” apart from enjoying them? What do your choices of extra-curricular activities say about you?
I think that what makes extra-curricular activities meaningful is not necessarily what the activity is, but more who you're doing the activity with. I can say with 100% certainty that I originally joined a Minerva council in Freshman year because it was something my friends and I wanted to be involved in. I've participated in the council tirelessly over my time here, but as I grew further apart from my Freshman year friends, the council quickly became more of a chore than an activity I wanted to participate in.
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Think of yourself first week, fall term first year at Union – how are you different now? Talk about some of the ways that you think you’ve changed during your time at Union.

I'll answer this question in the easiest way possible for you guys to track my transformation: - During the first week: constantly complained about how much homework professors gave me, how I did not have enough time to rest and hang out with friends.
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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 think that one of my best skills is that I am socially very outgoing. I love to meet new people and am not afraid to put myself out there. This is beneficial because it allows me to make an abundance of connections, which helps me when I least expect it. While in college I hope to explore the things I love, and start to come up with a plan for myself. At the moment I have an idea of what my future may look like, but I want to make that idea a dream, that could potentially become a reality.
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Go to the list of departments and pick three that interest you OTHER than the ones you are thinking of majoring in. Write a sentence or two saying why each field interests you. Go to the online Academic Register, and list some examples of courses in these fields that might appeal to you at some point.
History, Geology, and Anthropology. History interests me because events from the past impact how we live now, and learning about these events helps me understand why we do certain things. Courses- The Great War, The Holocaust, Seminar in European History: The Black Death, History of Sports in America, Seminar in US History: History of NYC. Geology is a field that has always interested me, and I always loved the rock exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in New York.
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