University of Florida Student Panel

Recorded Tuesday, September 22 at 08:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

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

Meet the panelist: Kristen

Kristen is a third year psychology major and sociology minor on the pre-law track from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On campus, she is the Service Director for Kappa Alpha Theta as well as the Assistant Director of the Disability Affairs branch of Student Government. She is also a Teacher's Assistant for the course Developmental Psychology.

School information

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

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 Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:38@anonymous:how are the dorms?
9:10@giannag:Are the dorms pet friendly?
9:44@halima928:how is the dining hall
12:16@anonymous:What is greek life like?
12:22@haydenroberge:do you off campus or in a greek house?
14:15@ShravaniDhawane:Will you please elaborate a tad bit more on different types of sororities at UF?
15:27@anonymous:what is the Rush process?
17:51@anonymous:how does having a major but working on a pre specialty track (like pre-law or pre-med) work?
18:12@anonymous:I see that you are on the pre-law track and I was wondering how UF has been in terms of getting you ready for law school?
27:53@anonymous:Are out-of-state students made to feel welcome? Is there a special group for out-of-state students?
29:12@anonymous:What could I expect living in Florida as someone who has never been there?
30:23@saniya_kul07:how difficult has the course load been for you? and how was the transition from highschool to UF?
33:56@michael:Where are the best places to study on campus?
35:11@anonymous:Do people often leave Gainesville for events (going to the beach etc.) and what events if so?
36:44@anonymous:Did you stay mostly on campus? What did you do in Gainesville?
41:14@anonymous:Can you tell me more about the psychology program at UF, and how it is for you?
45:15@anonymous:How hard is it to commute to UF if you do not live on campus?
45:31@anonymous:do you walk to a lot of your classes? or do you drive/take buses
48:02@anonymous:What jobs are available on campus? Can students work in labs if they are certified?
48:56@anonymous:Can you choose your dormmate? Do you have to live in the same building as other people in your major or track?
50:09@anonymous:is there a study abroad program and if so do you have any experienced with it?
50:46@lanat:Are there a lot of study abroad programs?


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