So, what exactly does it take to get through 3 (almost 4!) years of Tech?
1. Friends (taken at Lloyd’s Casino Night, 2010).
7. . . . and doing it all over again in the spirit of Christmas.
I could break it down even more (such as: dancing to your favorite song at 2am, late-night food runs, professors who are always willing and excited to hear about your future, jumping into the ocean, wearing a frilly sundress mid-winter, the beautiful sunny weather!!. . . ), but the point is:
Tech is more rigorous than anything you will have ever encountered before, but your experience here will last a lifetime. Enjoy it, and don’t let being occasionallyoften swamped in work ruin the fact that this is a truly unique and amazing place to call home.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?