Meet the Sherpas: Roy Shadmon, UCSC

A Message from Sherpa Roy: My name is Roy and I’m a second year computer science student at UC Santa Cruz. I’m the President of Mishelanu (The Israeli-American Club), an event planning intern at Santa Cruz Hillel, and a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. Most of my time that I’m not spending studying or on these extracurricular activities, you’ll be able to find me playing basketball, Fifa, or just hanging out with my friends. I like being a Sherpa because I enjoy showing off my beautiful campus to potential students. I also really like to hike around campus.

The 10 Do’s And Don’ts Of The Post College Acceptance Phase (as seen on Buzzfeed)

By: Sherpa Marisa Borreggine Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, University of Washington 1. DO: Celebrate! MTV / Via mtv.tumblr.com Post all those pictures of your campus, of you and your mom crying over your acceptance letter, of your massive collection of college sweatshirts. You’ve earned it! 2. DON’T: Ask your peers for the list of places they did and didn’t get into. Giphy / Via giphy.com As you probably know, this is a stressful time for everyone! Sometimes your friends don’t get into their dream school, and that’s the last thing they want to talk about. Keep it light and congratulate everyone on wherever they decide to go! 3. DO: Get A Summer Job! Girls on HBO / Via giphy.com Oh, trust me, you’re gonna need the extra cash. College is the time for late-night Thai food, clothes for the weather you didn’t expect (yeah, I’m talking about you Michigan), and little odds and ends like dorm decorations, books, concerts. Do yourself a favor! 4. DON’T: Give in to “Senioritis.” Yeah, your dreams have been achieved, all you’ve been working for has paid off, but at the risk of sounding like your parents: Keep going! You can get that acceptance taken …

On the woes of Freshman Year: Choosing Classes

By: Sherpa Marisa Borreggine Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, University of Washington  If there is one feeling I remember going into my freshman year of college, it is confusion. It’s one of those rites of passage that you don’t even get a pat on the back for, or really any reward for, but you still feel like you’re being hazed as you try to navigate every new set of responsibilities thrown upon you. What’s the day-to-day like of living in a dorm? How do I eat? What’s the meal plan going to be like? How do I pay for anything? And, of course, the reason you’re even going through all of this trouble—what are my classes going to be like? Since it’s 2016 and the internet is a thing, most every school you go to will have an online course catalog available. Now, here is where you decide if this is going to be stressful, fun, or a little bit of both. I personally strive under fun stress, so Step One for me was to find the college I’d most likely end up in. I don’t mean your university, I mean the college within your school, such as College of Arts …

Why We Chose Georgetown

Choosing a college is not easy for most of us; it can be stressful, confusing, and overwhelming to choose where to spend the next four years of your life. We’ve been there, and some of our Sherpas from Georgetown University want to share with you why we chose Georgetown. Sherpa Erika: MSB ’19 I initially fell in love with Georgetown because I loved the undergraduate business program and the location was perfect, but more than anything, I chose Georgetown because during my initial visit, it immediately became apparent that the students here were not only incredibly driven, but also extremely passionate about whatever it is they were involved with/pursuing. Whether it be athletics, politics, or professional clubs, students at Georgetown are constantly working towards something they love, which as a student here, I’ve come to realize not only inspires you on a daily basis, but also motivates you to strive for your goals and pursue what impassions you. While the stellar academics are doubtlessly a given, an undergraduate environment where I could pursue my professional aspirations while continuing to be involved in a myriad of activities I loved seemed so ideal, and I really couldn’t have chosen a better place …

My College Admissions Story: Cornell University

By: Sherpa Alyssa Holman Blog Contributor, Cornell University  A Tear-Filled Journey I knew I wanted to go to Cornell University, so when it came time to apply to colleges, I sent in my Early Decision application to Cornell and waited tirelessly for a response. Finally, the day came when Cornell released their admittance. All of this was amidst my finals week; therefore, I was stressed and anxious. Cornell’s online portal opened at 2:00 PM PST, 15 minutes before my AP Latin Final. I paced anxiously until 1:50 PM. When I couldn’t take it any longer, I logged into the portal and kept clicking refresh. These ten minutes felt like a century. Finally, exactly at 2:00 PM, I accessed the portal and began to cry. My friends saw and started to comfort me, saying “It’s ok” and “You didn’t get in?” and “Don’t worry.” I couldn’t even speak enough to tell them I was accepted. I pulled them in and showed them my computer, and they started to cry with me. We sat there for a few minutes, all so surprised and happy at the news. I called my mom, and she started crying too. All throughout my Latin final, I couldn’t concentrate. The news of the acceptance had overwhelmed and …

Overheards: Butler University

By: Sherpa Savannah, Butler University All business majors create their own student business their sophomore year! It was a great way to get hands-on professional experience. Plus, you get to keep all profits you make!

Out on the Town: Coffee Shops at the University of Washington

By: Sherpa Marisa Borreggine Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, University of Washington  1. Suzzallo Café: The Essential UW Café             Located in Red Square, Suz is the café you sit in for that awkward hour break in between classes your freshman year, because likely they’re all in the large auditorium hall, Kane, which is right next door. Like all the other UW cafés, they “proudly serve Starbucks”, along with pre-made salads, sandwiches, wraps, juices, etc. They also sell scantrons if you’re in a pinch, or if you’re prepared and want to buy 30 for the rest of your college career. Tip for this café: take some advice from a  Suz barista veteran, NO, we do not have pencils. 2. Parnassus Café: Underground, Literally. Parnassus is the unique café situated in the basement of the Art Building on the far end of the UW Quad. There’s always cool art, some cool people, and better food. There’s terrible service since it’s in the basement, but it’s pretty nice to sit in and just work on homework or read with no distractions, plus the music is always great. Tip for this café: always look at the posters on the billboards outside …

What’s something people don’t know about your school? – Harvard University

“Every year in the spring, there is a day called Housing Day, which is essentially a school wide holiday. On this day, freshman are delivered their housing assignment (which of the 12 upperclassmen houses they will live in for the next three years). Upperclassmen from your house rush into your room to hand you the letter and celebrate your assignment. Then, you get oriented to your new house and community during the rest of the day and at night!” – Sherpa Josh, Harvard University