Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Tours & Reviews

Atlanta, GA


A Day in the Life with Melanie

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For the ethic you number two. This is going to be focused on college and admissions and everything of the suits. So the first question is, if you could give your high school self one piece of advice before college, what would it be? So I would say, Don't get intimidated because once you get to college, there will be a ton of people that you don't know. People will have been friends in the past. People will have come to college knowing absolutely nobody, which is what I did. And don't let that hinder how you act. Don't let that hinder who you are because whoever you are, whatever your interests are, you will find people who have those same interests as you. And if you just be yourself and don't get distracted by other people and thinking about them, just focus on yourself. Then it will just make your college experience that much better. The next question is, what do you wish you knew before attending college? This may be a text specific one, but g p a Be ready for it to be below what you think You may have had a four point a nice school, and I was wonderful. He may have had a three point over two point on high school, and as long as you did the best that you could, that's okay. And once you get to college, that is okay, too. Whether you have a two point eight, we're of four point out those are both really good. What matters is that you learn and that you're there and that you care if you bomb and exam it's gonna happen. Everyone's gonna fail in exam, if not more. Don't let that get to you know that it is only one example and just work as hard as you can on the next ones. And it'll all work out in the end. But exam doesn't define who you are as a person. And exams and define who you are is a student. It's gonna happen. Everyone fails. Just be ready for that. And one thing about Tech specifically is we have a wonderful program called Freshman Forgiveness, where if you end up failing in class your freshman year, you can just retake it again, and it will be wiped from your G P A s. That's always something you can look forward to. The last question is what is something that they did not tell you on your tour that you wish that they told you so. I toward tech twice, once my junior and once my senior, and they were very helpful and explaining, like the history and where you'll be living, what you'll be doing and all that. But what they didn't tell me is how inclusive the environment here is because you have people of all different interests. You have a ton of Greek life. It's a very important part here. Even though I am not personally involved in and eat with me not being involved in Greek live. I have so many friends who are Greek, and if they don't judge you, obviously there will be people who fit the stereotypes of I'm better than you because I'm in a storage room, in a fraternity or among this athletic team or I'm in this academic organization. There will be people who think that. But overall, the campus of tech is very welcoming and very accepting. And it's just a good thing to know that and have that in your head before going in, because it just makes it a lot less scary to come here because you can go to anyone and they'll want to talk to you. I don't want to answer your questions about tech. Don't want to become your friend. I am in the Coke right now, which is the Club Undergraduate Learning Center, and this is basically like a center point of campus for us. There are five floors been building where their classrooms, they're lecture halls. There are labs and just a ton of study spaces. That's what I'm here for right now to study, and I'm gonna just give you a little bit of a tourist that you can see a bit more of what's in the book. So over here, this is one of the private rooms. Five, to be exact. What you can do for the primaries are multiple on each floor, but you can go on a website on, reserve them for up to two hours. And you can do this. I think twice a month, her student account. So then, if you need to be somewhere to work on a project, have a reserve study space just to make sure you got somewhere to go. You can reserve one of these OK on the stairs that are at the bottom of the Coke. If you have seen the movie, that internship with Willingness and Andrew Never and these stairs are the home of Google. So, yeah, that was filming the coke. They also filming a not filming, but they already filmed, uh, Melissa McCarthy, Fee and James Corden may be here somewhere. Which is? I don't know, it's Caldwell put name on the screen. So, yeah, man over here again. On the bottom floor of the coke is where you have more the individual classrooms there to lecture halls right back there and then their classrooms here and basically cholera. And in here is where most of classrooms are upstairs are mostly loves. And office space helped USC's tutoring and all sorts. And here, by the second floor entrance to the cook. There is a Starbucks that is open until really late most days and opens really early seas. So if you ever need caffeine to pick you up, come here. Just perfect time. Top garden. Let's just go really? You can see what? That's my building clear. That was around. Which my building is the electrical interference. But here is my favorite part. You get a beautiful view. Top. For this video, I am going to be giving you guys a quick little dorm tour. Just as a little bit of background. I live in the Hopkins residence hall, which is on East Campus. It is a freshman standard style door, so this is what it looks like right when you walk into her dorm. So we have over here, my roommates bad. And she had her stuff up there. We have our food turn underneath of here. They have a recycling bin and little car over here. But on the other side of the door, we have our trash can and my roommates wardrobe. And then over here we have my roommate's desk and dresser, which it's kind of a mess right now, but this whole room is cause it's college. This is a real dorm toy. And we have our moon and Constellation tapestry appear with much very let's hanging on it. We have a target lamp over here because the lighting in here isn't great. My wardrobe is right here. And then over here we have our mini fridge, which does not come with the dorm. You have to get one yourself. But there is a kitchen down the hall where you can use the big fridges have to share with the whole whole that My hamper got my towels hanging up over here. Let me have my bed over here, which is by the window, and I have my desk and dresser over here. And there are also these joys that I got from Target and brought myself and the dressers, the desks, the beds. They all come with the room. The rest we brought and the bed's Khun gone three different settings. You can put him all the way up here doing in the middle, or you do it all the way at the bottom, which nearly everyone does it up top because there's just not a ton of room in the dorm and I'm going to show you the inside of the wardrobe so you can see what it looks like. So you've got a big shelf up there two sides where there's a Barda hang, and then that one is totally open. And the shelves there, too, right there, and they're movable so that you can see over here you can put the shelves wherever you would like, but it only comes with two any of the towel rack right here and awful Miran here. So that's basically my dorm. Also, the layout that we did with the beds on both sides, that's very uncommon. You will see when I go through the rest of the dorms that I show you. Most people have one on either side, but in Hopkins our rooms are very long and skinny. So we figured that putting them on the same side will maximize our space, which I still agree that we made the right choice in that aspect. In regards to freshmen housing, you were able to choose your housing based off of how quickly you submit the housing deposit. And if you're remain, submits it before you, then they can request the room. And then the request. You was a roomy, so there's no issues with that. It's just whether I was the closer time ticket. Now for the options you are required to live in a dorm. Your freshmen will you not required, but it's guaranteed. I'm told that you have the dorm open for your freshman year, and they are all traditional style except for one would drop on West Campus. Is not that a sweet style where you have two bedrooms, two person per room and one bathroom shared. However, that is not up today. It's not the best dorm. So you can have either West campus for East campus housing. The most newly renovated Our Glennon towers, which are on East campus, and a few of the dorms have laundry in them. On East. The only ones that do are Glenn Towers and Hopkins. But if you don't, then you just go to the nearest residents hole where you can do your laundry there, which is what I had to do over the summer when I lived in Caldwell Residence Hall on West Campus. If you have a pl one or two appeals for your floor, which are basically George Tak freshman raised for, they're there to help guide you and such. We also have living learning communities, which is there are a few of them. There is exploit grand challenges, global leadership and a few more which I can't think of right now. And that's just a way to live with people of the same interests as you. They have activities within your LLC. You have certain classes and stuff like that. So this is an example of a quad dorm. This is in Hopkins, which is the same residence hall that I live in, and this one was actually a study room at first, but they needed more room for more people, so I turned it into a wall so, yeah, it's basically just a big room with four of I am here in the full Caldwell housing plot. These air both standard style freshmen housing. I actually lived right up there this past summer, and this's on West campus, which is more like Who me feeling? It's less on campus on so fun place to be. I'm here right now. In the eighth Street apartment complex, there are four different Eighth Street buildings north, east, west himself and these are for upperclassmen housing. You can start getting them in your second year, and it is an apartment style where you have individual bedrooms. And then there are is one bathroom for two people. So when the double apartments there's one bathroom and Claude's there's two. And in the sixes there are three. And this is just like a nice little hangout area for everyone who is in these apartments and also on the west side of campus, which there are few. Apartment Complex is on the west side of campus. There's this Nelson Shell ze bar molding, the Centre Street apartments, Christine and there are probably a few more in comparison to on East Campus, which I will show you in a bit. There is only the North Avenue apartments sick, I tell you about later. You'll love it. Right now I'm in coffins. Carrie Harrison and Field Quad, which is the freshman crime, and I actually lived there. Hopkins and this is just a great space, selecting out paper ever behind those bushes. Right there. There's a real sweep. Okay, so first off, amused, apologized for wearing this. But the wind is very bad. So you probably won't be able to hear me unless I have to make a final. Um so right now, I just want to introduce the stadiums. We have a bunch of stadiums on campus, football stadium, the basketball stadium. You have a bunch of places that I have no. So, Yeah, this Anderson issue. You feel the stadiums? I can't get in to all of them because they're locked. So I apologise. And for those Oh, my gosh, this wind and for those that I don't have access to, I will put in pictures that you can still see the inside of them. So these are the tennis complexes we have here. We're track and building such the baseball seems right over there and also that giant building is a practice for football people, and this is Mechanic civilian, which I don't think we'll be able to get inside. But that is where the basketball teams play. We have a lot of events. They're freshmen. Complications there became a. She's really pretty great place. I could try to get some food, is and maybe put those in here instead. GameDay Culture at Tech is very important to the community, and it's just a very awesome place to be. The culture is more exciting and during football season, obviously, and I wish I could show you football season. But it is February, so obviously it is not football season. I am going to show you a little bit of the baseball game day, though, but what the average game day goes is we have games relatively early in the day. I think most of our games air at noon, so when you like get up, there will already be tailgaters. Most likely, and they basically just park their cars all around campus and then to tailgate. You could do your own tailgate. You could join a family or each of the fraternities do a tailgate. That's what I did this past year. You can block with a fraternity and then you can go to their tailgate and sit with them at the game. So that's what I did. And then it's just a crazy, wonderful experience going to a game because our football team ain't that great. But her excitement is insane. We have so much energy and just chanting and all of our I like songs, I guess, makes me really excited. I love them all. I even did Gold fellas, which is where a bunch of people, they paint themselves head to toe and write, like in black writing on their stomachs. And it's just you go crazy of wigs. It's insane. I was enough for one game, though, but it was so much fun. And, yeah, that's pretty much game they call, too. It's really exciting here, and also a little bit of the baseball. Aren't they so cool? Help your recording. You know, we just got to the game and we got these free, awesome Beanies. So now we wait for the game to start, and I'll show you a bit about the baseball games at Georgia Tech. Yeah. This is intense talking to He's definitely well. We're the last F A Q. It is about the application process, so I'm gonna give you a few tips about applying in general and in a few tips about tech and applying and getting accepted into tech. So one thing that I find to be very important in the application process is to start early. When I was applying, I had all of my applications done before I started my senior year of high school. And granted, that's abnormal, especially because our high school starts late like most people will start, like right when the common app gets released. But get on it, it'll make your life so much easier and so much less stressful. If you can get your APS done before most people dio, another thing that is very important would be Get your essays. Proofread. I was with those people who I was like, Oh no, I'm a good writer. I don't need people to look at what I've done. It's good. It's my writing, but I do slightly regret it and that I didn't get most of my things. Pretty friends and the ones that I did get proofread. We're a lot better and looking back. I know that now. So just get all your many essays, short answers, full essays. Get them proofread by at least one person that you trust because you won't notice things that other people would notice. The third tip is very important. Do not lie. If you lie on your application, it will be found out. I don't know what the consequences are for that because I did not lie on mine. But if you lie on their application, maybe maybe they don't find out. But then once you get to that college, if you choose to go there, you won't be who they thought you were. So it may not be the right fit for you. Nonetheless, he may not be ableto get through the academic rigor if you are percent by your GPS. So my force piece of advice would be apply. Apply. Apply if you can apply to multiple schools. Do that. Especially if you're unsure at the time of the application process, where you want to go applied as many schools as you can. I personally applied to ten ten different schools, and that's a bit much. Yes, but I knew people who only applied to schools, and if they hadn't gotten into one of those two schools, they just be S O L. And my fifth and last piece of advice would be Have your applications like varied. Make sure you have your safe school, preferably to save schools and then have your slight reach, but not really a reach school where it's like I'm looking, probably get into these. But it's better than my safe schools. And then I'll apply to a reach school, even if you think there's no way I can get into that school, whether it's academically a reach school athletically, a reach school or musically a reach school apply to reach schools because you never know what's gonna happen. You never know if you'll get in because odds are you will and now for Tech. Specifically, I would recommend to start thinking about it early, because Tech is a very difficult school and we're getting more and more difficult to be accepted to. But you have to show that you have the credentials to get in here. One very important thing about tech is that you can't just be a brain. You have to have other things to you have to be involved, and you have to be unique. So prove that in your application, talk about your involvements around your high school. Talk about the unique things that you've done told about any volunteer service that you've done, and also you want to be unique in all applications, not just tack. But this is also very important to tell you in your college essay. You don't just want to be like, oh, this one time I failed and then I studied, so I did better talk about something weird. Talk about something unique for my college, I say. Like the general one for the common app I talked about embracing awkward moments. It was titled Baby Got Bots. That's weird. Be weird because you may not get a ninja with a school. I didn't interview for Tech, but you want to be able to show your personality through your application. You don't just want to have to have numbers. You want it to be you. So, yeah, that's it for my advice or an application again. If you have any more questions, you can contact anyone from campus real. You can contact me in my goodbye video. I have all of my links for my social media's where you can contact me through that, and I would be glad to answer any of your questions. Now I'm gonna talk a little bit about the Georgia Tech dining services. So for your freshman here you are required to get a meal plan, which consists of four meals a day. Be there the day planned without you during the week or the full plan. Where beyond and when that you can go to three places four places where you can use meal swipes. You can go where I am right now, which is West Village. You could go to Britain Dining Hall on the campus for North Avenue dining hall on campus. There are also a few meals. Wipe options in. In the student center, which is right smack dab in the middle of campus and dining. As you progress through tag after your freshman year, you are not required to get a meal plan anymore, and if you do choose to, you can do it any way that you want to. You can choose the amount of meals, wakes you warrant and usually the upperclassmen. The housing would be in an apartment cereal so a lot of people don't even get one. We also have dining dollars and plus phones, which dining dollars are a lot more limited. There are few places you can use them on campus, and those will be tax free, and that's fans for a full year. So if you have one hundred dining dollars at the beginning of your fall semester, that will be done after your spring semester. Buzz funds, which could be used for food, laundry, vending machines and such, and that will last through your entire tech career. So if you get like two hundred bucks funds the beginning of your freshman year, they those stay until you graduate from tech, which could be for years. It could be seven years, so that's basically all about turning on campus. I'll show you a little bit of each of the dining hall's just that you can see what it's about. So one thing that I forgot to mention the Starbucks, which is inside a will ege right there. It uses meal swipes, and it's the newest addition to the male swipes on campus. So you can get any grand a size. Think you could get a tall drink and one dessert item and there's a third option. Come to Tech and you'll see what that third option