Class of 2016
Read my blog: Class of 2016 Freshman Blog--Jackie C.
Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA
Majors: ChemBE (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) / possible music minor
Current residence: AMR I Sylvester
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, The Mental Notes
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I like to say that I didn’t choose Hopkins, Hopkins chose me. I wasn’t actively considering it until I was accepted, and had the chance to visit during SOHOP. During those couple of days, I found out that Hopkins had the balance of strong academics, opportunities for activities, and interesting people that I was looking for in a university.
The biggest difference between high school and Johns Hopkins that I’ve experienced: I think the biggest difference is definitely the classes and how much work each class gives. At high school, I had to do a little bit of homework for each of my classes every day, but at Hopkins, most of my professors assign a bunch of work for one week and expect us to keep track of our work. The independence is nice, but I’ve definitely had to learn to be better at time management.
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: I’m pretty sure that Friends came out before I was born, but Chandler Bing is definitely my favorite character from a TV show. His sarcasm and wit, along with his relatablility, make him charming and likeable.
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: It’s kind of sad, but the combined library/Brody building is definitely where I spend the most time on campus; if I want to actually get work done, I dive into the depths of the library, and if I want to pretend to get work done and hang out with my friends, I’ll lounge on the strange green chairs in Brody.
Favorite Johns Hopkins memory: Seth Meyers coming to campus was one of the coolest experiences ever! He was hilarious and insightful, and the fact that he stayed so long to answer questions was really awesome.
Favorite Johns Hopkins tradition: Convocation was a really great moment. All of us (us being the class of 2016) sitting and being personally welcomed into the university made it feel like I was really a part of something bigger than myself.
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