George Washington University Student Panel

Recorded Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 PM

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School information

George Washington University | GW

Washington, DC

Ask current George Washington 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: Emma, Lena, Shannon, Michael

Emma is a sophomore from Rye Brook, New York in the Elliott School of International Affairs. She is pursuing a Bachelor in Arts in international affairs, concentrating in international environmental studies, and minoring in sustainability. Emma is an active member of the International Affairs Society and involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus, as well as virtually interning at The Confidence Co, a wellness company based in California. Outside of academics, Emma enjoys skiing, baseball, traveling, and spending quality time with friends.

Lena is a junior from Westchester, NY in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration is Athletic Training. She is also double minoring in Psychology and Dance. Lena was an active member of the official GW dance team, the First Ladies, during her first 2 years of college, and is the Vice President of Sisterhood and Programming for her sorority, Alpha Epsilon Phi. Outside of school, she enjoys shopping, going to concerts, and spending time outdoors.

Shannon is a sophomore at the GW School of Business pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrating in Marketing and minoring in Organizational Sciences. Both fields require extensive knowledge in planning, organizing, and team work. This year she is working on her sororities executive board as the Vice President of Risk Management and Social Responsibilities in order to ensure the security, enjoyment, and connectedness of the sisterhood. She works to not only activate and enthuse fellow members but engage the group of young women in a cohesive and organized manner.

Mike is a sophomore from New York City. At the George Washington University he is perusing a Political Science degree. Mike is a member of GW Speakers of the House, a poetry and creative writing collective. He is also a co-director of GWUPIE (George Washington Program on International Education) and an Executive Board member of the IAS (International Affairs Society). He is also a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Outside of school, he is a outdoorsman who spends more time in mountains and in the woods than most.

School information

George Washington University | GW

Washington, DC
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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.
17:09@anonymous:Emma and Michael, does GWU being located in DC makes it "better" in the political and international areas?
20:00@smontague98:What is it like living in Washington DC?
20:38@anonymous:Is GWU's campus safe? and DC in general?
21:57@anonymous:Are classes mostly located on Mount Vernon or Foggy Bottom campus?
23:31@anonymous:Can you speak on the racial/ethnic diversity of the student body?
23:38@anonymous:Is GWU LGBTQ+ friendly?
23:56@anonymous:Is it a diverse community?
24:36@anonymous:How does diversity and inclusion look like on campus?
25:29@anonymous:How is the greek life there?
27:51@anonymous:Is there a MUN team/club at GW?
29:20@anonymous:I’m I tested in the arts program . Is there a divide between Corcoran art students and the rest of the school?
29:59@anonymous:For Lena: How rigorous is the dance program at GW? Do you have to audition for the dance major? What performances do the dance teams take part in?
31:17@anonymous:Do any of you know how the global studies major is?
33:02@anonymous:Is the business school more competitive or more collaborative?
35:58@anonymous:Any idea how the Premed advising is? My counselor recommended I apply to GW.
39:36@anonymous:How's the food at GW? What's the different meal plans?
41:23@anonymous:Are there Choir and music ECs/clubs?
41:31@anonymous:Is there a music program/music scene at GW?
43:31@anonymous:Can you dive more into internship opportunities?
48:12@smontague98:About how far are the two campuses from each other and what are the differences?
48:25@anonymous:Question: If you live on the Vern campus, do you feel isolated from the rest of the University?


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