Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Concentration: International Relations
Secondary Major: Philosophy
The Midnight Buffet (aka MidBuff) because the night before finals as everyone is beginning to put their heads down and study the student union provides a ton of catered food at midnight to celebrate the nearing end of the semester which is relaxing and a great way to get needed study calories in!
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.
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.
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.