Carnegie Mellon Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 01:00 AM

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School information

Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Pittsburgh, PA

Ask current CMU students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

🎙 Guest Moderator: Jay McCann

Meet the panelist: Sarah

Sarah is a senior from New York in the School Of Engineering. She is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Computer Engineering and a minor in Human Computer Interaction. Sarah is also a treasurer of a Kpop Dance Club and has played as an ensemble member in her school theater club. Over the summer, she interned at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the summer before she was a Teaching Assistant for Girls Who Code. Outside of school, she enjoys playing the piano and traveling with friends.

School information

Carnegie Mellon University | CMU

Pittsburgh, PA
Your host

Undergrad College: University of Montana '10

Major: Political Science and Philosophy

Graduate College: Boston University, PhD

Work Experience: I got my PhD in history from Boston University in 2020. I have worked as a researcher and writer for a Boston-based policy center and am a freelance editor.

My Admissions Story: I remember the admissions process as a time to imagine possible futures (where to live? what to study? who to meet?), though am happy to report (as you can see from my bio) that few of those decisions were set in stone. So have fun and enjoy the ride!

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Kristen and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:00@anonymous:Because of this competitiveness is there alot of stress?
15:14@anonymous:Is there a lot of school spirit? A unified student community?
17:10@anonymous:How does CMU help engineers decide what specific discipline they want to major in?
19:37@anonymous:Did she apply early action? How is that process?
22:20@Chiamakaokpara:How are the dorms? Describe the various options and the best residence halls:)
22:27@anonymous:How is the dining plan?
25:02@anonymous:How are the cultural activities in Pittsburgh (theater, ballet, concerts,...)?
27:17@Sia:I know that you are in Engineering, but how competitive/rigorous are the humanities and social sciences studies?
29:10@Nilu:What was your essay on? What was the highlight of your application?
32:31@anonymous:I am definitely interested in majoring in a STEM related field; more specifically either CS or Computer Engineering. What classes do you recommend students thinking of this field should take in high school?
32:42@anonymous:how many humanities classes are required?
34:13@anonymous:What has been your favorite class?
35:51@anonymous:Hi Sarah, I am applying as a transfer student to the CMU Drama program. Can you speak on how students from different majors interact with each other?
40:51@anonymous:i did girls who code and its amazing! Do you think coding helps in any engineering degree? I want to apply as a BME
47:15@anonymous:Speak a little about the diversity of the campus. Are there any diversity groups? Events? Etc
50:08@anonymous:What tutoring and support options are provided?
53:45@li.boxboro:How easy/hard to change major, in the same school or switch to a different school within CMU? Thanks.


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