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Meet the Class of 2014 / Meet JHU_Tess - Ridgewood, NJ
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:30 pm »
Hi everyone! My name is Tess and I am a sophomore originally from Ridgewood, NJ. I am a declared history major, and so excited to be here at Hopkins!


Why Hopkins?

One of the main reasons I chose to come to Hopkins was because of the significant research opportunities available for undergraduate students. I was offered to be part of the Woodrow Wilson Research Fellows Program here at Hopkins, and that was an opportunity I could not pass up. Additionally, I was really excited to attend a university with such a well-regarded History department - there aren’t just pre-med and engineers here! It also helped Homewood is one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.


My Classes

I have had the opportunity to take some amazing classes here at JHU. Being able to study such a wide variety of subjects, and being taught by such amazing professors has been one of the most rewarding of my college experiences.

Senior Year
FALL 2013
Making America: Race, Radicalism and Reform
Senior Thesis
Introduction to Psychology
Basic Leadership
Principles of Marketing

Junior Year
FALL 2012
Study abroad in London

19th Century Bestsellers
20th Century China
Rise of Modern Japan
Intro to Sociology

Sophomore Year
FALL 2011
Introduction to the European Union
Oceans and Atmospheres
The Victorians
Ancient Egyptian Civilizations
Undergraduate Seminar in History

Freshman Year
19th Century British Novel
History of Occidental Civilizations: Europe and the Wider World
The American Presidency
Intermediate French II
Introduction to Sustainability

FALL 2010
The Archaeology of Early Greece
Introduction to the Study of Film I, from 1892-1941
The United States since 1929
Intermediate French I
Great Books at Hopkins


My Extracurriculars

SAAB is the group of students who bring you Hopkins Interactive! It is our job to share with prospective students about our lives here at Hopkins through our blogs, these forums, videos, open houses and all sorts of admissions-related activities. It’s such an exciting group to be part of, because I get to share about all the amazing things I get to do here with people like you! Because of SAAB's work, Johns Hopkins was recently named the number one college for social media use in the nation.

The Woodrow Wilson Research Fellows is a program that funds undergraduate research projects. Hopkins does a spectacular job encouraging student research in all fields, and the Wilson program is just one of many examples of this support. Being a Fellow means that I receive money to pursue research in any field I want, making possibilities for a topic endless! I am planning on using my funding to go to the 2012 London Olympics this summer to study the effects of the Games on British nationalism.

As I discussed in my blog, I decided to rush in the spring of last year and joined my amazing sorority, Alpha Phi. Being in Alpha Phi has given me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, and has really added to my Hopkins experience. I'm really excited, because next semester I am going to be the Manager of New Member Education for our latest APhi editions.

One of my favorite things about this year has been joining the JHU Girl Scouts, and becoming a Troop Leader for a local Baltimore elementary school. I was a Girl Scout myself for nine years, and I have loved being a part of the program again. My troop of Brownies is beyond adorable, and I love being able to see them for meetings once a week.

This year I started working in the Hopkins Admissions Office for Admissions_Daniel. I work ten to eleven hours a week and absolutely love my job. I have the opportunity to design promotional material for Hopkins Interactive, work on our publication the Insider's Guide, and many other fun projects. Having an on-campus job has really forced me to stay on top of my schoolwork, which another great aspect of my job.

I have been very fortunate in terms of finding internships since coming to Hopkins. Last summer I worked in New York City for the fashion magazine, Teen Vogue. It was an absolutely amazing experience, and so much fun to go to the Conde Nast building everyday. I am actually back working at Teen Vogue for Intersession 2012. I have recently secured an internship for this upcoming summer at a publishing firm in London, which I am beyond excited about.


My Dorm Life

My freshman year I lived in Wolman Hall, obviously the best dorm on campus (I am a little bit biased). I lived in a suite, which means I lived in a double with my roommate, and we shared a kitchen and a bathroom with another double.As a sophomore I am living in one of the newest dorms on campus called Charles Commons. I live in a suite where I have my own room, and I share a kitchen, bathroom and little living area with one of my closest friends. Living in Commons is honestly like living in a hotel - it is beyond gorgeous.


Follow Me

Don’t forget to check out my blog Jay Talking!

And please please ask me any questions you have!

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