University of Chicago Student Panel

Recorded Thursday, September 24 at 10:00 PM

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School information

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Ask current University of Chicago 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: Baron, Oishee, Jacques, Laura

Baron is a sophomore at the University of Chicago double majoring in Economics and Statistics with a minor in Music. Currently, Baron is an undergraduate research assistant at the Booth School of Business and active member of Derivatives Group Quant Trading (DGQT) on campus. Outside of academics, Baron enjoys jamming out on the piano, lifting, and drinking boba with friends.

Oishee is a rising second year at the University of Chicago. She has taken part in several RSOs including South Asian Students Association and Women's Ensemble. In her free time, Oishee enjoys singing, playing the piano, reading, and swimming.

Jacques is a senior from Palo Alto, California, and is double majoring in physics and cinema/media studies. Jacques is an active member in Film/theatre production companies on campus - having written and directed for both University Theatre and Fire Escape Films. He is currently pursuing a career in media production. In his free time, Jacques enjoys drawing, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and consuming media. He isn’t used to writing in the third person.

Laura is a third year pre-med student from Palo Alto, CA. She pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Music. Laura is active in on-campus cancer research, tutors underclassmen in biology and chemistry, and volunteers at the UChicago Medical Center. Laura is an active member of the UChicago Piano Program, a board member of the UChicago Taiwanese American Student Association. Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, cycling, and exploring Chicago.

School information

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
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Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

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6:43@anonymous:Why Uchicago?
8:17@BirbJay:Why did you choose UChicago over another university?
10:47@anonymous:This question is for Baron & Laura: Can you share about your experience majoring/minoring in music at UChicago? What opportunities do music department at UChicago offer?
11:01@anonymous:As several of you are involved in music, could you elaborate on the music program at UChicago? What kinds of opportunities exist for non-majors?
13:05@anonymous:How is the social life at University of Chicago?
13:12@nathanwidjaja:UChicago has a stereotype of having more studious and quiet students. Do you think that this holds true?
16:12@anonymous:Are the students academically competitive?
17:03@BirbJay:How do you feel about living in the city of Chicago? Campus safety?
17:09@morghods:Hi - How dangerous is the surrounding area of the University?
19:49@anonymous:What are some fun traditions held at UChicago?
22:13@anonymous:Is the workload bearable when majoring in two very different fields?
24:17@BirbJay:For Laura, how is the pre-med track and the curriculum as a Chem and Music major? Can you talk about your cancer research and reseach opportunities in general at UChicago?
28:28@anonymous:Do you have any favorite professors or classes at UChicago?
30:03@anonymous:This question is for Oishee and Baron. Can you please share your experiences in the economics program at UChicago?
32:39@anonymous:Do you all personally believe UChicago is a university "where fun goes to die?"
32:48@anonymous:How accurate is the stereotype "where fun comes to die" at UChicago? Also what's one thing you dislike and what's one thing you love?
32:52@anonymous:Is Uchicago really where fun goes to die?
35:10@HavanaDC:where do most students live? Are you required to live on campus?
35:58@Naag:Can you guys talk about housing and food?
36:15@nathanwidjaja:How is the food on campus?
39:17@anonymous:what is the most surprising thing about UChicago that you didn't know when you applied?
42:17@anonymous:For any of you that lived in a hot area before UChicago, how easy is it to adapt to the cold weather and snowstorms?
44:37@anonymous:How much importance does UChicago place on extracurriculars, especially during this pandemic?
45:16@BirbJay:Jacques mentioned earlier that conversations can sometimes be existential. How would you describe the mental health of students (Ex:feeling Imposter Syndrome) and the counseling department?
46:33@anonymous:Was UChicago your dream school?
48:58@anonymous:Favorite spot to hang out in Chicago?


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