Neuroscience Student Panel

Recorded Wednesday, December 16 at 12:30 AM

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About this livestream


Ask current neuroscience students questions about their major! On this panel, we will explore all topics related to studying neuroscience, such as internship opportunities, class size, post-grad careers, and coursework. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own. Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn from other viewers' questions!

Meet the panelists: Brooke, Nishtha, and Elise

Brooke Elkjer is a junior originally from Dallas, Texas. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, both through the Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, & Sciences at the University of Southern California. Brooke is the associate literary producer for the intersectional feminist production company on campus, ART/EMIS. She also is a Resident Assistant (RA) and a student worker for the Thematic Option Honors GE Program. In her free time, Brooke enjoys reading, writing, and painting.

Nishtha Trivedi is a junior at the Honors College of Rutgers University New Brunswick. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Cell Biology and Neuroscience with minors in Cognitive Science and Comparative Literature. Nish is an undergraduate researcher in a neuroscience lab at Rutgers, as well as a Fellow with Rutgers Women in Neuroscience. Outside of school, she enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and watching movies with friends.

Elise Turke is a senior at Michigan State University. She is from Grand Rapids, Michigan and is a current Neuroscience major with a Spanish minor. She has recently applied to medical school. She is a member of the varsity Swimming & Diving team, an all-treble a cappella group called Ladies First, and a Clinical Psychophysiology research lab. Outside of all this, she enjoys being outdoors with her friends, reading historical romance novels, and binge watching crime television shows.

Your host

Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

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 Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
3:53@anonymous:What are the disadvantages of a Neuroscience major with and/or without pre-med
9:22@BirbJay:For Elise, what is in the curriculum of bioethics?
11:17@OliviaKenyon:Does cognitive science require a heavy focus on computer science?
15:17@emw:Did anyone go into college not expecting to major in neuro?
19:03@anonymous:For Nish, what is the workload like with getting a Bachelor's in 2 subjects while also getting 2 minors?
20:26@emw:what is each school's neuro department like? how big is it compared to other natural/social sciences?
23:30@anonymous:Have any of you had internships and what would you recommend to students (freshmen) that are thinking of majoring in neuroscience?
26:22@anonymous:Have you ever felt that any parts of neuroscience were "dry"?
30:34@anonymous:For Brooke, can you elaborate on what your jobs involved, what were they like?
33:01@anonymous:Did you guys take any AP classes in high school? If so which one ones?
34:39@anonymous:what kind of classes do you recommend taking as a high school senior if you want to major in neuroscience?
41:47@anonymous:what is the best way to study for neuroscience exams?
45:29@Jayvee:How much time is spent in labs for the neuroscience major?


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