SUNY Stony Brook Student Panel

Recorded Wednesday, September 23 at 08:00 PM

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School information

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY

Ask current SUNY Stony Brook 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: Ayush, Michelle, Manvi

Ayush is a Junior attending Stony Brook University with a double major in Computer Science and Business Management. His specific concentrations include software engineering and finance respectively. Ayush is an active member of the Hindu Students Council as an Events Coordinator and the Junoon dance team where he has participated in multiple intercollegiate competitions. In his free time, he enjoys going to the recreation center to play basketball, spending time adventuring outdoors with his friends, or simply enjoying a good book.

Michelle is a junior at Stony Brook University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English and Literature. She is an active member of the Stony Brook community, working at the calling center that helps with fundraising and collecting donations for different programs in the school, and is also a member of the social sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha. Michelle also really enjoys writing and reading in her free time, and exploring new places with her friends.

Manvi is a senior from Long Island, New York in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She's pursuing a double major in Information Systems with a concentration in Business and Economics and Psychology. Over the past 4 years, she was an Orientation Leader, a researcher for the Stony Brook iGEM team, and the captain of the Stony Brook Raaswalas. She loves dancing, reading, and spending time outdoors.

School information

The State University of New York at Stony Brook | SUNY Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY
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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 Priya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
6:27@anonymous:What are the dorms like?
9:51@anonymous:How is the career advising?
11:45@smontague98:How does New York City life fit into the culture even though the school is on Long Island?
12:59@anonymous:I heard that there are a lot of students from Long Island who leave campus for the weekend. Is the true? And if so, does the atmosphere on campus change a lot on the weekend?
13:55@anonymous:Have any of you had experience with the research opportunities available at Stony Brook? Have anything to say about them?
16:33@anonymous:What was your first semester like at Stony Brook?
19:06@anonymous:How is it like traveling from class to class?
24:27@anonymous:Should you be interested in STEM to apply to Stony since it's such a big STEM school
25:45@anonymous:What is the work load like with a double major?
26:08@anonymous:How is the classroom environment? It is more collaborative or competitive?
27:44@anonymous:Thank you for the responses! I am looking at the possibility of attending Stony Brook, receiving my bachelors, and later attending a graduate school down the coast. Do any of you plan to pursue a graduate degree? Have you heard of peers planning to follow this path?
29:15@anonymous:What were your extracurriculars?
30:25@moonbow9:What are some of Stony Brook's traditions for freshmen?
33:44@anonymous:How's the Food Plan
36:07@anonymous:What is the Sports Life like at Stony
37:45@summersitt:How did/is Stony Brook dealing with COVID?
41:57@moonbow9:What was the deciding factor in your choosing to attend Stony Brook?
44:45@hailey:what if i don't know what i want to do in college


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