University of Michigan Student Panel

Recorded Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 AM

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School information

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Ask current University of Michigan 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: Isabel, Surina, Justin, Rachel

Izzy is a sophomore at the University of Michigan from Rye Brook, New York in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. She plans to study Cognitive Science with a Decision and Cognition track. Izzy is a captain for Dance Marathon at UM and is a member of the Organizing Team for Wolverine Support Network. She is also a member of a social sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends, and finding great restaurants in Ann Arbor.

Surina is a sophomore from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in the Ross School of Business. She is getting her Bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. She hopes to either double major in the School of Public Health or minor in philosophy. Surina is a junior fund manager for UpRound, a venture capital accelerator and sourcer, an active member of Wolverine Support Network, VP of Recruitment for a nonprofit called Business BootCamp, and a member of her business fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends, traveling, and scuba diving.

Justin is a junior from Rye Brook, New York in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is a double-major in Film, Television, and Media and Communications. He works as a prospective student tour guide, is a member of a social fraternity, and is a part of two student film organizations -- WOLV-TV and M-Agination Films. He was also in a Michigan Learning Community his freshman year, focused on writing and the arts and located on the Hill Campus.

Rachel is a sophomore at the University of Michigan. She is in the college of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) majoring in psychology. She hopes to minor in gender and health studies. She is very involved in Dance Marathon at UM (dmum), a sister of Kappa Delta sorority, and a member of Salto Dance company.

School information

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
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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.
14:53@Abhi_Raval:How are the dorms?
15:02@anonymous:How intense is the cold?
17:21@anonymous:Surina, can you speak more about your experience with the business program? What classes have you taken, internships, research, opportunities, etc.?
18:15@chen70335:This question is for Surina is the Ross school of business application different from the regular application at all
20:10@anonymous:Is everyone in a Frat or a Sorority? Is it possible to not be? Thank you!
21:57@anonymous:Do you suggest bringing a car or just walking and taking the bus?
24:27@R9:Does the University of Michigan value sports. How are the sports facilities in the campus?
26:00@TommyYoungFilm:Justin- How does LSA prepare students to get a job in the film industry and what are the production opportunities like while at Michigan?
28:27@Davis_Iva:Would you call the campus "diverse" in terms of gender, race, culture, sexuality, etc.
29:31@anonymous:what is study abroad like?
30:40@anonymous:What music or orchestra activities / clubs are available as extra curricular activities, especially for harp?
32:27@anonymous:If you could redo your entire experience at Umich, is there anything you would do differently?
37:38@anonymous:If you want to continue playing sports but not at the Division 1 level, are there intramural sports teams available to be part of?
37:42@anonymous:Do students do club sports?
39:00@anonymous:What are Football games like
40:38@anonymous:I have a question for Rachel specifically! I see that you are majoring in psychology. Did you choose U of M specifically because they are a top school for that subject? I am considering double majoring in psych and business/marketing?
43:04@anonymous:Are all high school AP classes credits transferable?
45:51@anonymous:I have a question for Surina. What are the differences between each business school? Or are they pretty much the same?
46:59@anonymous:What are good food options on campus ?

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