Stressing out about College Applications? Read This Now

By: Aishwarya Sadh Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, American University The due dates are approaching but you still don’t know what you’re going to study or where you want to go? Even if you are set on your potential school, still keep your options open. Here are some of the questions to help narrow down your options or at least alleviate some anxieties: A. What do you want to study? If you know what you want to potentially major in then awesome. Check to see which one of your schools has the best program for that field or major or has the major available. But what if I don’t know my major? It’s completely ok!! Take out a notebook. List your favorite classes in high school. List some topics that you’re interested in. These lists should give you a glimpse of potential fields or majors you would be interested in. Then look to see if your top schools have those majors available. Keep in mind that most state colleges would have array of majors. B. Where do you want to study? City/large school: Pro: fun activities available regularly, tons of people Con: too loud, too many people, lack of personal space Small …

College Interview Tips for Success

By: Alexandra Rimoldi  Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, Georgetown University  Perhaps one of the most dreaded parts of the already emotionally draining and time consuming college application process is the interview. With an increasingly competitive pool of applicants, more and more colleges are wanting interviews to further distinguish one from the many in order to create the most perfect, dynamic, and diverse freshman class yet. Still there is no magic piece of information that anyone can give to ensure a student’s admission. However, going to Georgetown (a school where people seem to be obsessed with interviews) and trudging through the college application process has let me into a few tips that cannot hurt to know when going into the interview. Dress smart, but don’t overdo it A college interview isn’t the same as a job interview. It’s a little more casual, but still extremely important. First impressions and the way a person looks (for better or for worse) play a big part in how an interviewer may see you. Stay away from jeans, but a full suit isn’t necessary – you’re still a student. Guys: any nice looking pair of pants that is not jeans should be fine. Wear a button up …

Big Fish, Big Pond

By: Maeve Healy  Campus Sherpa Staff Writer, Georgetown University  Most of us were class presidents in high school. You can walk into a room on campus at any given time and find a handful of former student government leaders, and sitting next to them will be three or four who had a direct hand in influencing some sort of local legislation involving social justice. Half the room is made up of team captains and athletic stars, and then over in the corner you have students that traveled all the way around the world and back in high school. They were all valedictorians, they all have extensive community service backgrounds and they were all the presidents of 6,000 clubs during their senior year. Some have attributed this to the classic mantra “big fish, little pond.” At Georgetown, it is a sea of “big fish.” We all share the same drive for excellence, that’s what brought us here. And it is so easy to get here as a freshman and convince yourself that you are no longer a big fish – you might think you’re a minnow, or maybe one of krill fish in Finding Nemo. It’s so easy to think that now, …

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 …