Princeton University Student Panel

Recorded Friday, September 25 at 11:00 PM

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

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

Meet the panelists: Joyce, Katie, Benjamin, Natalie, Anna

Joyce is a senior from Fords, New Jersey. She is a pursuing a Bachelor’s in Economics and a certificate in finance from Princeton University. Joyce is currently a member of the Princeton Women’s Club Basketball team and Club Tennis team. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and playing sports.

Katie is a senior at Princeton University from Belmar, New Jersey. She is an English major with a minor in creative writing/screenwriting. For her senior thesis, she will be creating and writing an original television show. Katie is also a Captain and sprinter on the Varsity Women's Track and Field team where she is a school record holder and Ivy League medalist.

Ben finished his sophomore year at Princeton last spring, majoring in Politics with a minor in Computer Science. He is currently taking a 1-year leave of absence from college, though on campus he is active in The Princeton Diplomat, Princeton's only international affairs magazine, Policy Punchline, a student-run podcast, and The Princeton Tiger, Princeton's premier satire publication. In his free time, he enjoys bingeing movies and books, hiking, and spending time with friends.

Natalie is a rising senior at Princeton University who is currently on a gap year. They are concentrating in Music (B.A.) with a certificate in Vocal Performance. Natalie was President of the Princeton Undergraduate Composers' Collective and is a member of the Princeton University Glee Club and Chamber Choir. They take voice and piano lessons. Finally, they are a member of the Quadrangle Club, one of Princeton's sign-in eating clubs, and love spending time with friends and going to events on campus. They have taken a variety of classes outside their major including mathematics, religious studies, and Spanish, including a summer study abroad program in Buenos Aires.

Anna is a senior at Princeton University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with special interests in Medical Anthropology and Business Anthropology. She also intends to pursue a certificate in finance. She is the social chair of the Princeton University Mentoring Program, a mentoring program for first-year Princeton students of color, and she is involved with clubs for first-generation college students on campus. She is also the VP of the Princeton Charter Eating Club, a volunteer for GetSET!, and the former civic engagement co-chair of the Butler Residential College Council. Outside of school, she enjoys hiking, baking, and traveling.

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Princeton University

Princeton, NJ
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13:23@anonymous:Katie, could you please elaborate more on Princeton’s English & Creative Writing program? Also, do you have any tips for high school writers applying to Princeton (and college in general)?
17:02@anonymous:Natalie: How has your musical experience been at princeton? Are there opportunities for those not primarily focused on majoring in music? And finally, would you advocate for submitting a music supplement?
19:25@anonymous:If you didn't go to Princeton, where would you have gone? Why?
22:02@anonymous:How is life outside of school? Are there a lot of activities that one can participate in off campus?
26:02@Payita:Can you comment about grade deflation?
31:32@anonymous:What type of student would not like/enjoy attending Princeton?
34:22@anonymous:What are the dorms like at Princeton? Are you obligated to share a room with someone when you're a freshman?
35:38@anonymous:Is it true that many clubs are difficult to get into and require an application process?
39:54@spacewinner:Is the food good at Princeton? Do people cook or use meal plans there?
44:56@Cici:everyone is talking about eating club? how exactly does it work? who's cooking there? what does the club member do there besides eating?


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