A series of questions and answers previously posted to JHU_Tess's thread accidentally were removed. Here they are now:
Posted by vmadison62
on June 24, 2011
Hello! A couple questions for you...
I'm involved with MUN and debate at my high school, and am pretty interested in keeping up
with these extracurriculars in college.
I was wondering if you could explain to me your involvement in MUN at Hopkins?
You've written a lot about the opportunities available to you,
how would you say your experience at Hopkins has compared with your friends
who may attend other universities? Does everyone go out and seek internships and jobs
and positions, or is that only a portion of the community? (Worded differently,
are all JHU students motivated and self-driven?)
I'm very interested in Hopkins, but need to gain more info before deciding
to apply early or regular!
Thanks so much,
Hi Tori -
Thanks so much for your questions!!
At Hopkins there are two branches of Model UN that you can be a part of. I was a part of the JHUMUNC, and we ran a conference in February for high school students. If you chose to be on the JHUMUNC staff, you help chair or direct a committee for the conference. The other is the actual Model UN team that competes in conferences including the National Model UN conference hosted by the JHU School of Advanced International Studies DC and the Harvard International Model UN conference.
Every incoming freshman attends a Student Activities Fair during Orientation where you learn more about all the student groups on campus - there are over 320 student run organizations! If continuing MUN is of interest to you, you can find their booths at the Student Activities Fair, sign up for their email list and start your involvement.
To address your question about my involvement at Hopkins compared to my friends’ involvement at other schools, I can’t say because I really only know what life is like here at Hopkins. However, I do know that I am the only one of my friends from home who has studied abroad, gotten funding for research and obtained a summer internship (all of which would not have been possible without Hopkins) just as a Freshman!
Your other question is a little bit easier to answer because it was the very self-motivation and interest in involvement of the JHU students that made me want to come to Hopkins. I just wrote a blog (which you can check out here: http://blogs.hopkins-interactive.com/2014/2011/05/your-typical-blue-jay/
) about how I feel the uniting characteristic of all Hopkins students is their passion for their academics and activities. It really is such an incredible environment to be a part of.
One of the best ways to learn more about Hopkins is to actually visit the Homewood campus and experience it all for yourself! You can start planning your visit by going to the Admissions Office website (which you can find here: http://apply.jhu.edu/visit/visit.html?main
) . If visiting is not an option for you, we have some amazing online resources for you to check out:
The Freshman Class of 2014 Blog: http://blogs.hopkins-interactive.com/2014/
The Hopkins Interactive Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hopkins-interactive/
JHU Twitter Accounts: http://www.hopkins-interactive.com/twitter/
The 2011 Insider’s Guide to Hopkins: http://www.hopkins-interactive.com/insiders-guide/
Hopkins Cribs: http://www.hopkins-interactive.com/cribs/
I hope this helps, and let me know if you have any more questions!!