Celestra at ucsd (introduction)
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Hey, I'm Celestron and I'm correctly a senior at UCSD. I graduate in one one where the major in economics and I'm originally from a small city in San Francisco. Um, yeah, there are some similarities with San Diego in San Francisco, but that's like mostly when you go downtown. What I love about this location is that it's super close toe. If you just do a walk, there is already black speech and under a script speech and lawyers Shores just like a bus right away. You know, it's actually been hard to utilize the beaches recently because, surprisingly, the weather is like, way too cold right now. It's gloomy outside, and it's drizzling, which is something I didn't expect or for May at San Diego. Uh, as for the campus, um, I believe it's one of the biggest campuses in the UC system enders over thirty five thousand undergrads here, which, because the campus is so big it takes me about fifteen to thirty minutes tow walk from my apartment, which is all the way on the edge of campus to the center, which is where most of my classes are, but that's why they have a shuttle system here. So I used the shuttle's almost every day and it will cut my type. It depends sometimes you you very, even later if you take a shuttle. A lot of students invest in their own bike or scooter or skateboard, and I've even seen people use roller blades and hover boards to get around campus. No one even blinks an eye because everyone knows the struggle of this super huge school. Um, for my class sizes, there is some, like lower division classes you'LL see like a hundred people in a lecture hall. As you like again to junior year and senior year, you start to take classes with a smaller group of people from twenty two two forty students in the class, and I don't see much difference with either of them. Like the most interaction you could get with the Professor is if you go to office hours so it doesn't matter if you're in, like a lecture hall one hundred or in a small class of twenty, just like go to their office hours and then you could have your chance to talk to them. Um, UCSD is a research based university, which means that a lot of the professors are currently conducting experiments on DH. Students can apply to do their own research. Study departments will pay you to join a research study as a participant and you see associated with the hospital that does a lot of clinical trials. So if you're into academia or research is something you want to get into, then it's a possibility. It's easier for some majors than others. For that access, for example, the bio department is always advertising that we're looking for undergrad research assistance unpaid And I talked to a professor in my department for economics about getting into research. He said It's harder because Professor's prefer graduate students over undergrads and for my next topic as, ah, like student involvement on campus. One of them is the Filipino or GE, and another one is twirl flag team. So in the first one, we do AA lot of workshops and panels and meetings that have to do with we have a pillar, so it's like an acronym called Space is So It involves social, political, academic, cultural and empowerment, and I'm on the board for this year for that. Ah, lot of planning and a lot of involvement in night, and my second order is the flag team. So it's the first student run the spirit team at school where we perform at basketball games and on campus events. Yeah, I really encourage people to enjoy clubs and student orders on campus because it's where I met my friends. It's a reason to get out of your apartment and, you know, take a break from studying and it's a chance to get something here. It's a chance to get involved with something he really interested in.