The Anti-Slump: Last chance to apply for a MAPS mentor

Are you feigning confidence feeling lost and/or confused?  Today is the last day to apply for participation in the Matched Advising Program for Sophomores (MAPS). The fact that one needs to apply (I’m honestly intrigued by the program’s selectivity) for MAPS seems a bit absurd, but I am willing to look past this in hope of more guidance and one-on-one counseling. Through the program, “wise fools” sophomores are paired with junior and senior mentors based on concentration declaration for support related to research opportunities, internships, and general academic advice. Basically, it’s a more refined Meiklejohn program for second-year students. Apply today to combat the sophomore slump – there’s no shame.

Frosh-cessities: Not knowing how to say goodbye


Leaving college for the first time is weird.  There’s not a campus-wide End of the Year Assembly or a shared rejoicing in the hallways. You probably won’t run into your classmates in your neighborhood come June, either. Well, maybe you will, considering half of this campus is from “just outside of Boston,” New York City, or Southern California (51st thing I learned freshman year?).

As the rest of your due dates and exams begin to approach, you find it hard to keep track of the days and times when your friends are leaving, when their parents are taking you to brunch, and when you’ll see them next. It’s a weird feeling, especially after spending months hanging out, going out, and studying together. These are things we’ve all just gotten used to. Continue Reading

Did you really read that Dean of the College email?

Focal Point website

Look how aesthetically pleasing!

If not, check your archive again.  The email announced a new web site called Focal Point, which provides brief information about concentration programs all on one page.  It’s primarily designed for underclassmen to explore their options, but we think it’s worth a look anyway–if only because it’s really, really pretty. The thumbnails above are taken from the departments’ own websites, and apparently lots of them study old buildings and fall leaves. If you’re an upperclassman wondering where your concentration might lead you once you graduate, check out the information about what recent grads are doing in the real world. (Spoiler alert: you’re likely to end up in academia or in investment banking.)