City College of New York Student Panel

Recorded Tuesday, September 22 at 08:00 PM

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School information

City College of New York | CCNY

New York, NY

Ask current CCNY students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

🎙 Guest Moderator: Christopher Chiakulas

Meet the panelists: Anjali, Chelsea, Ingrid, and Kay

Anjali is a junior from Howell, NJ, but now lives in Manhattan. Anjali is majoring in economics with a concentration in finance, and is minoring in public policy and business management. She is a fellow of the CUNY Investment Banking Fellowship, and is involved in clubs at the Macaulay Honors College, including being the team captain of the Macaulay Marauders Quidditch Team. Outside of school when she is not interning she likes to exercise, play the guitar, and go to the beach with friends.

Chelsea is a junior from Queens, New York in the Colin Powell School. She is pursuing a Bachelor's, double majoring in economics and photography. Chelsea is a SEEK student and also works as a tutor for the SEEK PAL Center. Outside of school, she enjoys attending concerts.

Ingrid is a junior from Woodhaven, New York in the Grove School of Engineering. She is pursuing a bachelors in mechanical engineering. Ingrid is a recent transfer to CCNY where she was part of Engineers without borders and Circle K. Outside of school, she enjoys playing competitive video games, reading, and trying new foods.

Kay is a senior Macaulay Honors student and Skadden Arps Scholar. She majors in anthropology with minors in biology and legal studies, and is applying to law school this fall. Kay is a representative for her class on the Macaulay Scholars Council, and serves as VP of the Campus Affairs Committee. She works as the stage manager of Macaulay Theater Club, a player on the Macaulay Marauders Quidditch team, and a member of the City College chapter of Circle K. Kay enjoys running, visiting museums, and learning history in her free time.

School information

City College of New York | CCNY

New York, NY
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Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12

Major: Bioengineering

Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23

Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.

My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.

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 Nikki and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
10:12@anonymous:I graduate this year and plan on attending the school. What do you think the college will look like next year? Will there be in-person classes or will it be strictly online? Will we still have roommates? How is COVID-19 affecting the college experience?
14:10@anonymous:What are the dorms like?
15:27@anonymous:Question: how is the Sophie Davis program?
16:37@debosky1:when do we have to pick a major?
17:57@anonymous:Hi, what would you say is the significant difference between Macaulay Honors and regular CUNY?
21:05@Katy:How was it leaving your family if you moved here ?
22:55@anonymous:Thanks! Also, what was your process of transferring like (to CUNY, if applicable)?
24:18@anonymous:Question: How is the financial aid ? How much do they give ?
26:51@anonymous:What can be something that Macaulay Honors likes to see from their applicants? Like what type of extracurriculars or highlights they like to see.
30:28@anonymous:Where are the best places to go near ccny when you have a day off?
32:31@anonymous:Would you think that it would be better to live in the dorms or to live in an apartment?
34:30@anonymous:What is a typical day like?
36:48@anonymous:What are some interesting clubs to join at CCNY? Also, how is the volleyball team like?
38:27@anonymous:what is the campus like?
41:49@anonymous:What would be your top advice to a current high school Senior who is in the process of applying to college?
43:36@anonymous:Does ccny offer interviews?
44:26@anonymous:How many students are in a class? In a range, the classes are big, medium or small?


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