Meet my majors: math, English, history and economics

Recorded Friday, May 7 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Giebien for his first ever episode of Meet My Major(s)! In this episode, Giebien will be going over the ins and outs of what it’s like to have not one, not two — but four majors(!), including his favorite things about each and things he wishes he knew before going down this path. He’ll also be going over the core requirements, typical course material, and skills you can expect to gain from studying math, English, history, and economics.

If you want to double, triple, or even quadruple major, definitely stop by for a bit to ask a few questions or stick around the whole hour to learn how you can navigate this major path.

Your host

Undergrad College: Williams College '20

Work Experience: I first joined CollegeVine in the fall of 2016. Since then, I've worked as an essay and admissions consultant, SAT tutor, and hiring manager within the company. More recently, I've also advised hundreds of students in my livestreams, specializing in liberal arts colleges and standardized testing content.

My Admissions Story: I did almost everything wrong in my undergraduate applications, and I was never supposed to attend Williams. The fact that I did is the best thing that ever happened to me! I've learned a lot of tips over the years on what to do in your college applications, and I have ample first-hand experience of what not to do as well. But the biggest lesson of all? Don't let yourself stress too much about the admissions process. Things (somehow) found a way to work out for me in the end. They will for you, too!

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 Giebien and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:01@marci:My son loves history, especially military history and is highly skilled in math. How can you find a career that combines both?
7:04@marci:I should add; his fave area of math is data analysis.
19:10@MZ:I am a high school junior interested in business but don't know what specific field of business yet. Would you recommend applying to math/econ undergrad?
23:37@marci:I agree! Government/defence
23:40@marci:Excellent idea!
23:44@marci:Charlemagne, 30-years war, Napoleon, Roman Empire are subject areas he appears to love
26:55@goldenretriever1:can you speak to the astrophysics dept at Williams? is it a niche major :-)
26:57@goldenretriever1:what are the most popular major at Williams? and do you mind sharing what you do after Williams?
31:59@goldenretriever1:when I apply for Williams/LAC in general, do I need to put down my intended major or that's just for research university?
35:47@Guest:what percentage of classes at Williams are discussion based (not lecture) if not 100%.
38:16@goldenretriever1:can Williams students take classes at MIT Wellesley etc?
39:39@goldenretriever1:do you think Williamstown will be too much for someone who grew up in the city?
41:38@goldenretriever1:does Williams have a lot of supplemental essays :-((
43:16@marci:We are Canadians. How international is the college?
45:05@goldenretriever1:is Williams need blind for the US students
45:44@marci:It is very important, but nevertheless he will also apply to Cornell.
46:19@goldenretriever1:Any tips on how to get into Williams ?
48:30@goldenretriever1:would it help if one of my parents went to a LAC (not Williams :-(()
51:32@goldenretriever1:does Williams do interviews?
52:34@goldenretriever1:if interviews for Williams are required, shall I expect an alum or AO ?
53:03@goldenretriever1:can you share with us what you did in your love letter to Williams after WL
54:00@goldenretriever1:im in nyc.. lots of Williams alum :))
54:19@marci:Did you consider early action or decision? What do you think of this as giving an edge over the competition?
56:18@goldenretriever1:could you define what the culture is at Williams?


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