ï»¿Activities of the SAT. Sam and Eric through the workplace of Admission took the SAT test in December. Yes, that is proper. They willingly took the SAT. For fun! Hard to trust, I know. We talk frequently about the SAT and our Dean of Admission, Tim Brunold, advised we go on it in order to relate to the students with whom we work. Sam and Eric accepted the process. I sat straight down with both of them to go over how it went. This might be what they had to say:
Q: Why did you choose to take the SAT?
S: I was curious. We put it to use and have so numerous conversations around it it felt irresponsible to perhaps not actually understand what it ended up being like.
E: I guess we decided to take the test for a few reasons. I do believe we both thought it could be enjoyable. (We may have been incorrect). And it was thought by us would help us relate a bit to the applicants and recognize that it was just one aspect with this process.
Q: Now that you have finished your undergraduate and work that is graduate did you will find it easier or higher difficult this time?
S: It was surely harder, I believe because I don’t sit in a classroom analyzing literature or math that is doing days, so my brain just is not trained for that kind of material anymore. We also took it ahead of the writing ended up being added so it seemed a great deal longer with that added part.
E: I thought the reading and writing were quite a bit easier this time around. I assume the lots of 15-20 page papers I composed did good quality. It certainly proves exactly how important those things are in college. The math section? Less. It had been difficult to remember things like geometry once I have not done them since 9th grade.
Q: whenever had been the time that is last took the SAT?
S: a ten years ago!
E: 7 years back.
Q: What were your very first impressions this time around?
S: The room was cold and I didn’t that way we were sitting at a table with foldable chairs.
E: Yes, the space was very cold. It absolutely was also a tremendously atmosphere that is tense.
Q: have there been any surprises?
S: I was surprised that nobody stared at us. Did we really mix in that well, or did one other students just perhaps not care?
E: Yes, I was also disappointed that other pupils don’t notice that we are older. It states lot about how focused individuals get concerning this test. Also, halfway through the test it was wanted by me to be over.
Q: Was there something that discouraged you?
S: Yes. Why can you utilize a graphing calculator and you cannot use mechanical pencils?!
E: I don’t like I was startled every single time the proctor called ‘time. that I didn’t know very well what ended up being coming next, and’
Q: Is there such a thing you’ll do differently next time?
S: I would just take snacks, but no water because a 5 moment bathroom break is not long enough in a fitness center of 90 people.
E: I would personally have brought a blanket.
S: Taking the test reminded me that this is truly just one data point in the process.
E: It was fun in a way that is weird but I would never just take it again.
Therefore I’m sure a lot of you’re wondering what their scores were… Well let’s just say they truly are glad it has ended!
BEING A GLOBAL CITIZEN: Q&A w/ Uche Mordi about the Alternative Spring Break Program
It seems unreal to say but break that is spring right around the corner for many of you. At USC, this may be a time for a fast recharge to gear up for the last push towards the end for the educational year. Numerous choose to spend their time at house, stay on campus and have adventures in Los Angeles, or get on a journey outside of the city. For this blog, I interviewed USC senior student, Uche (pronounced ‘Òochay’) Mordi, and she discussed the procedure of deciding to go to Guatemala with USC’s Alternative Spring Break program. This woman is currently finishing up her semester that is last at and will graduate as an Economics major, Natural Science minor with a Pre-Pharmacy emphasis.
Q: First of all, that is a cool name. What does it mean?
A: Uche means ‘God’s choice’ in Igbo, a Nigerian dialect.
Q: So, where did you go for the spring break last year?
A: I went to Guatemala, to three cities that are different. The three metropolitan areas were Atitlán, Panahachel and Retalhuleu. We had been there for ten times. The first two and a half shmoop.pro days were all about tourism. We desired to get familiar with the cities. Then the others of the time, we worked in these areas that are rural day from 9am to 5pm. Nearly all of the task involved solid work at the schools. We performed yard work, painting, interior designing, and just the general beautifying regarding the schools. The trip was positively dedicated to volunteerism.
Q: Why did you want to go?
A: The initial reason ended up being I got into a different research abroad program, but that program ultimately did perhaps not work out, so we used this being an alternative. My friend recommended that I explore ASB (Alternative Spring Break).
Q: Why did you select Guatemala?
A: The programs with ASB are split into international or domestic trips. We definitely wanted to choose a international program because of my Spanish history. I desired to work with my Spanish abilities and We have not gone to South America.
Q: just How do you feel about international opportunities only at that college and the means USC encourages development as a global citizen?
A: USC is doing a great job at this, not just because of the high population of worldwide students. Our study abroad programs are excellent mostly because of the amount of programs available that worked with my schedule. I didn’t need to be described as a specific major to get abroad.
Q: What do you like concerning the Alternative Spring Break program specifically?
A: ASB requires students to have a mind that is open. We have to understand the culture that is different we are stepping into. I love how ASB prepares the students for this trip and they actually stress the culture shock we might experience. I was allowed by it to expand my perspectives.
Q: Is there a favorite memory you might have?
A: The long bus rides to the village that is small. I simply loved hearing the non-public tales of men and women connecting to kids that are different. But there is one that sticks out from the remainder. It is the memory I have from the day that is last. It really hit me personally just how the villagers we served in those 10 days were offering us gifts for the work we’ve done, although they don’t have much at all. It had been amazing to see people who might not have the resources that are same enjoy, yet still feel the desire to provide us with what they could out from the kindness of these hearts. I’ll always remember that.
Q: What ended up being one unanticipated thing that happened through the trip?
A: It is not just the connection I had with all the people we were serving. I additionally developed a bond because of the students We continued the trip with. We nevertheless keep in touch, we now have T-shirts that we proudly wear that help us reminisce about the trip also it created this system of support that I still have today.
Q: Any advice you want to give anybody who wants to study abroad?
A: avoid being afraid to go into unknown. There are many other avenues at USC where you are able to connect with people and create lifelong friendships besides the more options that are popular. Explore niches that are different don’t fixate yourself into one team. This idea just speaks to the charged power regarding the Trojan community and exactly how expansive it can be. It’s more than simply a community that is professional it’s a personal system of support throughout one’s lifetime.