Oh, caffeine. Although the café shops and coffee bars in New York won’t make you recall those of Europe, there is something special about having a warm espresso while you’re either studying your brains out off-campus, making a brisk walk/jog to your internship, or sitting on the Met steps with your best friend.
Many are fond of their cosmopolitan dreams of riding the subway to an internship at Vogue in the mornings and slipping into cabs to clubs at night. But the same many are faced with conflicting opinions of which city-school to consider applying to.
I gave up NYU early in my junior year, because I learned it was far below my financial chances of attending. However, despite such, I spent a lot of time at NYU, due to friends, parties, and boyfriends, so I have to admit my bias and judgement is - well, justified.
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Anonymous said: Previously someone asked about theme parties and the basic social life on campus; I was wondering if these parties are open to all brown students or are they invite only? Thanks!
Depends on who’s throwing it. Most of the big frat parties are open to everyone.
ppl always ask me “”what are you going to do with your degree”“ and “"if you wanna get a PHD how do you plan on paying for it"" and ""where are you gonna move after college"" but here is the thing:
i am very powerful and cute and im gonna float through this world one day at a time. please leave me alone.
Anonymous said: What's your opinion on NYU as a school?
It’s a pretty dandy school! I attend Columbz, so my perspective is skewed, but I’ve dated numerous (count ‘em — three) boys at NYU.
Pros: there’s a real sense of being in the city. You walk out of your dorm and you’re in the East Village. Chelsea. Brooklyn. It doesn’t take ~30 minutes to get into the good parts of the city. At NYU, you also get closer to what you want to study, I feel. At Columbia, there’s a real emphasis on the classics, but I think NYU is more contemporary and tries really hard to get you prepped for whatever industry you’re aiming for (ie. film majors make films constantly; my ex-boyfriend’s were horrible).
Cons (downsides of the above): There’s no “campus,” so you’ll be hard-pressed to find a central locale for students to meet. Sure, you have the dining halls and student centers, but I’ve bumped into more students and “caught up” more friends while walking around Columbia’s campus. (It can be hard to constantly “make time” to hang out with your friends in college, and if I didn’t see them on campus, I’d have a real hard time keeping up with them.) There’s also the one guy with all the squirrels in Washington Square Park who never left…
I break down more of NYU here.
perpetually-con-fuoco said: Hi, I'm considering some schools to apply to and right now I'm thinking I want to major in biochemistry. One of the schools I really want to go to doesn't offer that as a major, but it offers a certification program if I major in chemistry. From your knowledge, does a certification offer the same opportunities as a degree, in the job field? Would I be better off as a biochem major, or a chem major plus the biochem certification? Thank you!
Certifications (from my understanding) do not warrant the same value of a degree. Has to do with depth of knowledge, duration of program, etc. However, a certification for some is sufficient: you don’t need a degree in CPR to be CPR-cerified, right? However, if you’re considering the science world (and maybe even possibly research and/or medical school and/or post-grad options, such as a Master’s/PhD program), it might be better off getting a degree.
All that being said, definitely:
I speak with utmost honesty in that yes, a school can look great and it can be great, but going to a school that does not offer what you wish to study and/or major in (or even experiment in) is setting you up for disaster.
Case in point: I love fashion, but I never considered going to fashion school because it seemed so “frivolous” to me. Now I am taking part-time night classes at a fashion school.