Summer Sessions

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Tarang

Say goodbye to the cold chill that was characteristic of February and say hello to the sunny skies of April. After weeks of gloomy weather reminiscent of Gore Verbinski’s The Ring, we can finally go outdoors and enjoy true Californian weather. It is also time for high school students to decide what they want to do this summer. Some will spend their time outdoors on family vacations. Others may take up coveted jobs or internships. Then there are those who wish to continue learning throughout the year and keep their brains sharp for the coming… Continue Reading

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

A Major Decision (Part 2)

Published Monday, February 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time, I gave you some insight into the world of Greek and how the students in that show chose their major. One thing you may have noticed from the show and of course real life is that experience is the best way to decide a major. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had a biotech internship and I was always interested in biology since 7th grade, so I was clear that I wanted to do something related to biology. However, as you can tell, the interest in a major starts with an… Continue Reading

A Major Decision (Part 1)

Published Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Tarang

You know you’re going to college when you start feeling like every decision you make is life changing. Looking back, I realize how much small decisions matter and how sometimes very large decisions end up shaping the course of my life. One decision which all high school students think about is what their major will be in college. Even if they don’t think about this exactly, they definitely ponder over its many variants. What subjects do I like to study? Do I want to make a career out of this? Can I keep learning about… 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


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