Alex Golden '17
Hometown: Springfield, N.J.
Favorite Orientation memory: Listening to Maura Cullen, the diversity speaker. I've seen her three times now, and I always take away something new from her. She rocks!
My campus activities: Two Past Midnight, Cap & Dagger, Presidential Fellows, Department of Theatre & Dance productions, and Orientation (duh)!
Advice I would give a first-year student: In high school, we do a lot of things because we're "supposed" to do them (take a ton of AP courses, join certain extracurriculars, make honor society, etc.). Here, none of that matters anymore. Stop worrying about what will look "good" on a resume and start getting involved in things that you're genuinely fascinated with. Trust me, it will make a huge difference in your college experience.