Through WCCUSD’s Ivy League Connection program, Hercules High School Students Justine Betschart, Stacy Chan, Ramiah Davis-Shephard, Louisa Man, Julia Maniquiz, and Yueming Wang will be attending Cornell University to either study Freedom and Justice or Hotel Operations Management during the summer of 2009.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Yellow jackets & dandelions
I am most impressed by the 5 year masters program for business and medicine. Usually an 8-year program, students who are interested in getting a masters degree in medicine have the option of applying for the Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS) program. Likewise, the typical 6-year business program can be shortened to a 5-year program. Both are highly competitive to get into; for example, the REMS program accepts only 10 student applicants each year.
In addition to that, I found the collaboration between University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music intriguing. Students attending Rochester have the chance to use facilities at the Eastman School of Music to complete courses that satisfy their music major requirements.
Like other schools, Rochester also provides students with opportunities to study abroad. For me, studying abroad must be offered by the schools I am interested in attending. I believe the experience of living o another continent for a semester will provide me enough resources to learn about different cultures. In addition, the school has a need-based, need-blind admission program and provides those in need many scholarships, loans, and work-study options.
After our group's 1-hr campus tour of the University of Rochester convinced me that I should consider it as a possible college option.