University of Pennsylvania Student Panel

Recorded Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

Philadelphia, PA

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

Guest Moderator: Cesar Guerrero

Meet the panelists: Rebecca, Harrison, Lizzie

Becca is studying business with a focus on social impact at the Wharton School and international studies with a focus on Spanish and urban studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. In summer 2020, Becca interned on the Strategic Initiatives team at the global non-profit TechnoServe, completing an internal consulting project focused on tech adoption. In 2019, she worked at Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, providing guidance on impactful giving in the realm of global mental health. Becca then completed a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina before serving as a counselor at the WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Estonia. In summer 2018, she worked as a research assistant at EGADE Business School in Mexico studying sustainability reporting and B-Corporations.

Harrison is senior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Harrison is actively involved in several student run investment clubs and will be working as a Global Markets Analyst for Societe Generale. Harrison's interests include current events, tennis, and hiking.

Lizzie is a senior from Chicago, Illinois in the Wharton School of Business. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management. Lizzie is an active member of the UPenn community serving as Class President for 3 years in a row, President of the Shabbatones Jewish Acapella Group, researcher for Adam Grant, and member of Sigma Delta Tau. She loves meeting new people and is so excited to get to know all of you, feel free to DM her after this on insta (@lizyoushaei) to continue asking her questions!!

School information

University of Pennsylvania | UPenn

Philadelphia, 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.
13:16@moonbow9:How is the campus? Is it very very urban or in between urban and suburban?
15:44@anonymous:What are some stereotypes at UPenn or Wharton and whether they are true or not
20:32@anonymous:What sets UPenn apart from other top-tier schools?
31:08@billchen:What is the diversity like at UPenn? How is Penn's LGBT Center, Cultural center, and Greek Life?
31:30@EllieW:Would you call UPenn diverse? In people and interests
33:17@Karina:How is the international community in Penn? Is there any diversity?
35:07@DashaM:Does UPenn require freshmen to live on campus(dorms)? Sophomores as well? Are there kitchen/fridge in dorm common areas for folks to prefer to cook?
35:33@anonymous:Whats the food and dorms like?Is there good food around campus as well?
44:10@anonymous:Do Penn students tend to join a lot of clubs or do they gravitate towards their academics or self care?


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