Create your own major

Published Monday, April 4, 2011 by Tarang

Everyone craves freedom, and all students use phrases like “I want to do what makes me happy.” Majors are no exception. Earlier this blog covered how one might go about choosing a major in the series “A Major Decision.” However, if you feel stifled or limited by the already available majors at universities, you can create your own major. Now, I must caution you: creating your own major must be done with care due to university restrictions. Restrictions: 1. You are not allowed to create your own major if an already existing major satisfies your… Continue Reading

The Journey- How I got to Cal (Part 5)

Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Tarang

Hello! I hope you’ve all caught up on Glee just as I have and are ready for Part 5. Let’s flash-forward to March when admissions decisions for freshman applicants are given out. (Visit http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/ for general information on dates, deadlines, and applying to the UC system). I was feeling pretty good. I had spent thorough time on writing my essays and filling out my application. I had made sure all my documents like transcripts were in order, and now all I had to do was wait. This was a good and bad thing. The good part… Continue Reading

The Journey- How I got to Cal (Part 2)

Published Monday, February 14, 2011 by Tarang

Ah, kiddies, back for more. Well, I promise it’s going to get a little more exciting in this part. No more musing in my living room about which colleges to apply to because I now had some tough choices to make. Was it worth it to apply to a California State University or Stanford? Last time, I delved into my influential experience of visiting my father’s alma mater. Now it is time for me to talk about my mother’s alma mater: CSU East Bay. My mother had received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering from a… Continue Reading

The Journey- How I got to Cal (Part 1)

Published Monday, February 14, 2011 by Tarang

It is always difficult to pick which colleges to apply to because there are so many factors involved. There are quantitative factors such as grades and SATs, and then there are qualitative factors such as major programs and location. Just like any other high school student, I was confused as to which colleges to choose. I decided to use the summer between junior and senior year to create a list of colleges that were appropriate for me. Before I get to that summer though, I must give a little background. I was a student at… Continue Reading