Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brunch and Wellesley

I was happy that I got to sleep in this morning until 10 in which I woke up to get dress for the brunch with the alumni. Ten out of the eleven students were there early, thus we were ON time. It was a really nice brunch; there was a wide range of variety but not enough room at the table. However, I see this as a good sign because it shows that the Ivy League Connection program is improving. Word is getting out to other students who would like to join us on our wonderful journey in the east coast.

I found the brunch to be very informative. I did not know that Brown does not offer minors. They only offer double majors. It does not change completely change my view but now I have to think twice about it. I do want to double major but I heard that it is very challenging so I decided that I wanted to go a major and a minor instead of double major. Brown does not do that though. But I really love that Brown has an open curriculum and I really enjoy the atmosphere. People have told me that if the college is right for you, you will feel it right away. I feel that Brown can be that fit for me. It is the vibe and energy that I receive from Brown that seems to pull me in.

I had to make a speech today. Public speaking is not my idea of making time pass. I was nervous and worried that it will be a rough speech. However, I thought about it. I went from this shy and timid girl to a person who can stand up at the podium and deliver a speech. Even though I stumbled and stuttered along the way, at the end of the day, the real deal is that I gained the courage and confidence to go up and speak. This is one of the reason why I chose to come back to Brown. Last summer, Brown challenged me. It was capable of turning me into the kind of leader that I have pictured myself to be and so I decided to come and face that challenge again.

After the dinner, four of the females (me, Gina, Courtney, and Carla) went to visit Wellesley with Ms. Kronenberg, Ms. Kent, and Mr. Ramsey. We had a difficult time navigating to Wellesley but we did reach our destination. When we arrived, there was a woman, Moira, who was kind enough to give us a private tour of Wellesley. I am glad that I went on the tour because now I know that I do not want to attend Wellesley. There is that slight notion for me to at least apply because it can be my back door to M.I.T. because Wellesley work closely with M.I.T. I will only attend Wellesley ONLY for that purpose. The campus is of course extremely BEAUTIFUL because it is integrated into nature but walking through the campus, I figured out that I am a city girl. I like the bustle in the city; not the mellowness of the rural areas.

Well, I really should be getting to my work. I have to read 80 pages and email a reaction paper to our TA by 11:59 pm tonight.

I also found out that it is extremely difficult for me to load my pictures to my computer.

1 comment:

Don Gosney said...


Sorry to hear about your difficulties downloading your photos. I need to make sure we have a short tutorial with our ILC kids next year to make sure they understand how to do it and the best and easiest way to accomplish this. There are a lot of things associated with what you are all doing that are beyond my expertise but this is one that I know about.

Although I can understand your rationale for applying to Wellesley, I'm not sure that that's such a good idea. It really sounds as though you would not enjoy your time there and using it as a back door for MIT--just as a gazillion others may do--may not work out for you as well as you'd like.