A chat with Josh, polisci and music major in the class of 2018E | Campus Tour 2019
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So could you tell me a little bit about why you should is Amherst? Sure. I mean, Amber is an amazing institution, the first reason being they admitted me, which was important. I was really drawn to their commitment, Teo creating a truly diverse body of students, especially with their deed by financial aid packages on which comparative schools don't have to that level, right? I think that's really what stood out to me, because what's the point of just going to a classroom where everyone is the same? You want, uh, academic body in a community where everyone's different and brings those differences to academic and social discussions? Yeah, that's fair was like, Were there any activities or anything? Something that do you know? Yes, they had a good orchestra cellist on. At least small liver arts institutions on having only really, really good orchestra. Ah, full time conductor who was really committed, Teo making good music. We have six plus, um, concerts a year where we play real music, which is just incredible. Yeah, I remember that being a big drop of Amherst and like when I like Tio, is that like there, there's, like, this audition process. Mark kind of like puts you in pieces that he thinks that you like, can excel in, you know, like so if you he feels that you're not ready for something he'll like, still normally like you away. What's so great about Amherst is that everyone comes together. When you get Teo to get to know each person, you really understand how amazing they are. There's so many opportunities that you don't have to jump through a lot of hoops to go to him. I know this is like true when I hear like I have a lot of Ivy League schools, friends who go there and say, like getting into a model U N orchestra Super super competitive in a stressful process, and that just isn't true. You don't need to feel stressed about belonging or being good enough to do it. So could you tell us about your major and like tell us a little bit about, like the academic climate in general? And maybe in that major, sure, a political science major? And then I added a double in music, which was something that was on the fence on for a while because Amherst doesn't have minors. I mean, Amherst As a liberal arts education, they have open curriculum, which means they want you to take just about whatever you want so I could take the upper level English course on Shakespeare. On you have taking upper level sociology course about having the pre Rex on, and we're all really good experiences. Then also being able Teo die Vinto political science and music. The professor's expect a lot of you out of you, and students are really incredible. Yeah, I questioned survival wand, but definitely getting used to it after a while. Just like questioning all the assumptions, finding what you're really interested in. I ended up doing thes season, both departments actually on just really proud of producing independent project, well, political science, that music, performance and really just everyone's been so supportive of what I wanted to do and help me along the way and still help me, you know, getting to my future career goals, right? Would you say that the student body is pretty supportive and like the professors and everyone as well like how would you describe just the student body ache? Agus. I mean, we're all we're all very, like, the same type of personality. They don't feel like Ah, we're Balon or like everyone else. We feeling everything else is so incredible and we're like, are not necessarily recognizing what's special about us, and then we do a lot as well. Definitely like it definitely is a very like you expect to do a lot of work here at Amherst, and, um, I mean, but then everyone does work together, you know, on the we're starting up a nice, strong. I thought you should know about but just one last thing. Could you tell me your favorite and least favorite part about Everest? Um oh, boy, I think what I said earlier about, you know, that there's a lot of pressure in college. You know, wherever you go, you'll you'll fight, have pressure to do well and find what you enjoy. There's itt's hard to like, not freak out there's this big bubble be there. No, I know, but yeah, I mean, the fact that, like, everything's open to you and like I could do model U. N Roosevelt and orchestra and whatever else I wanted to do about, you know, they're being like a barrier to entry. You know, my fellow students aren't competitors, their comrades Socialist. No, no, no, I mean, but definitely it's a sense of, uh, you know, community that you might not get at other schools where they're bringing students of similar caliber. It's much more cutthroat compa petition, right? No, that makes a lot of sense. Then what would be really saving apart, just like the others, too. Teo, like, not just do classes, but duel of extracurriculars and especially like it if your friends will point you to try to do different things. Teo, focus and narrow in on the couple things that we'll make you happy investing a lot of time in. I've struggled at times to really narrow in on that and instead try to do too many things. Yeah, that was definitely a big issue, I think, for a lot of students, like pulling yourself too thin. So he is actually living off campus, which is not common for enrolled students. Do you have anything else to add? I think that's all going to Amherst things, Judge.