Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

The Freedom To Pave My Path – and the People to Inspire My Directions

We’ve all had to answer the Stanford admissions question: “What matters to you, and why?” During my million iterations of brainstorming responses, I repeatedly came back to the importance of freedom in my life; having grown up a highly independent only child, I value the ability to circumscribe my path. Yet I worried that coming to college would crimp my style. I wondered: Would I be stuck in classes I didn’t enjoy in order to fulfill requirements?

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Student | 0 comments

This is Stanford!

This is Stanford!

My name is Elodie Nierenberg and I am an Admission Associate at Stanford University. I am currently a junior majoring in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and minoring in Human Biology (HumBio). I was born at Stanford Hospital, but I have lived in Vancouver, Washington since I was three years old. I am so happy to be back here in California at this amazing university…

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Student |

Fresh on The Farm

Fresh on The Farm

Excitement mixed with a lot of nervousness and uncertainty was the theme of move-in day for me. I was clueless about where to go and what to do, and I didn’t know anyone my age within a 50-mile radius. As I lugged my worldly possessions packed tightly into suitcases and duffel bags, through mostly quiet halls filled with parents and students, I couldn’t help but wonder if I could really feel at home here…

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Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Student | 0 comments

First Friday on the Farm = Activities Fair

First Friday on the Farm = Activities Fair

The first Friday back on the farm can be appropriately summed up with two words: Activities Fair. I can still recall my first activities fair as an excited and overwhelmed prospective freshman during Admit Weekend, when I foolishly put my email on about twenty different mailing lists…

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