Student Interview Fellow at Brandeis University
Class of 2022
Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Major: International and Global Studies
Minor: Legal Studies
As an Orientation Leader, one of things you learn during training is a variety of "jazzercise" dances that are lots of fun and a great way to bond with other OLs. On the first night of Orientation, there was music playing at a social event, and all the OLs were doing the dances we had learned, and very quickly, countless first-years - who had arrived just that morning - joined us and were dancing along with everyone. I think this experience shows how quickly new students can feel comfortable around even practical strangers once they come to Brandeis and how returning students create a fun and open atmosphere that is welcoming for everyone.
Chapels Field. Whether throwing a frisbee in the morning or watching the sunset in the evening, Chapels Field is always a great place to hang out with friends and really enjoy the positive environment that embodies Brandeis. Especially at the end of Fall, the changing leaves in the woods around Chapels Field are always beautiful to see.
There is a welcoming, positive, and energetic atmosphere from the moment you step on campus. Many people refer to experiencing just a "good feeling" when they decide to attend a college, and I felt this almost immediately when I visited Brandeis.
Sociology of Celebrity. I do not study sociology, but I took this class in the spring semester of my sophomore year just because it seemed interesting, and it was absolutely amazing. I learned a lot about celebrity culture, social media, and the celebrity industry, and it really changed how I understand celebrities and much of their role in modern society. The professor, Michael Strand, was also super nice and supportive of the whole class and led many thought-provoking and engaging discussions.