Thomas P.

Student Interview Fellow and Tour Guide at Brandeis University


Class of 2023

Hometown: Worcester, MA

Major: Politics

Concentration: International Relations

Secondary Major: Philosophy

My favorite activity outside of class is...

Truthfully, it is not a club or activity in the traditional sense. Despite the fact that I am involved all around campus from being the captain of the Rugby team to playing on the club tennis team to doing community service or writing for one of our newspapers (The Hoot) I find the most enjoyable thing to do outside of class is go for walks. Everyone on campus is unbelievably nice and all of my friends will go for long walks exploring campus and talking. In those moments I have had some of my most fond memories made.

My most memorable Brandeis experience?

Oddly enough, the memory that came mind after reading this question was Kindness Day. It was almost alarming how nice and generous everyone was, people were throwing candy and giving out doughnuts! It was wild but certainly a day I remember very vividly, perhaps because of the candy and doughnut provoked stomach ache.

My favorite place on campus, in Waltham or in Boston is...

I would have to say it is the top floor of the science building. It has a beautiful view of the rolling Massachusetts hills and has the perfect angle to watch the sunset. So if you are studying there to avoid being in the library or your dorm or just trying to relax and get some light work done, it is the most beautiful place to do so.

I chose Brandeis because...

I chose Brandeis because at the end of the day when you are comparing colleges, you realize you are splitting hairs between them. Most colleges and universities are similar but what made Brandeis different for me was the community, genuinely. The robust sense of cooperation for achievement and not individual struggle for personal success really spoke to me and my background. Sure, there will be tough moments in college, but at Brandeis you are never alone or looked down upon, only uplifted by your classmates, that is what made me choose Brandeis.

I'm passionate about...

Hanging with Friends Trivia Night Soccer Listening to Music

I'm involved with...

Admissions Fellow School Newspaper Admissions Ambassador Brandeis Democrats Big Brothers Big Sisters Men's Rugby Tennis
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