Last night, Andrew and I decided to wake up early this morning and head over to Starbucks next to campus to study for our last finals. When I got there, I bumped into our good friend Ankita….who was also there to study for a final.
We ended up spending the entire morning studying side by side with yummy Starbucks coffee. Studying is definitely more fun with friends!
Yesterday, I took two finals- Control Theory and Energy, back to back–(don’t ask me why I thought that was a good idea..) but they were both ok. So I definitely needed to switch up my work environment to pull through this last one.
My last final is for my Econometrics class. It’s open note and open textbook, and unlimited time–So I was actually working on the exam while we were at Starbucks; Gosh I <3 Caltech’s take home exams!! The exam is 95 multiple choice/short answer so I will be working on it until it’s due this Friday afternoon…..That’s about 24 hours from now!! And then I’m freeeee!!!
What do you remember feeling when you found out you had been accepted to Caltech?
In short: I was completely shocked. Caltech had been my first-choice school for years (warm weather, great science, what’s not to love?). However, I didn’t ever think I’d get in: nobody had gotten in from my high school in the living memory of any teacher and my guidance counselor had told me point blank that it was a longshot.
It’s crazy to think that it has been four years now since I was applying to college. I remember it vividly. This week we’re spending some time reflecting on our personal admissions processes, and how we ended up at Caltech. There’s one question though that I wanted to spin out into a separate post: “what advice would you give to the admitted class of 2025?” And I think the best way to do this is to tell a more detailed story than I did in my other post.