Class of 2015
Read my blog: Class of 2015 Freshman Blog—Zoe J.
Hometown: Parkton, MD
Majors: Psychology and English
Minor: Entrepreneurship & Management
Current residence: Charles Commons
Campus involvement: Student Admissions Advisory Board, Outdoor Pursuits Hiking Leader, Pre-Orientation Director, JHU Choral Society
Why I chose Johns Hopkins: I had a great impression of Hopkins after my first campus tour, and now I know I didn't make the wrong choice. Though you may be weighing logistics or rankings, Johns Hopkins has the best atmosphere and community of any school you might go to. We are passionate people who work hard and play hard, and you won't have to struggle to create the life you want here.
Favorite class: Professional Communication with Professor McNeilly is an awesome course. We spend time developing skills that are overlooked but essential in the business world, such as writing a persuasive cover letter or crafting a suitable e-mail. What I'm learning in this class will definitely help me in my future career, and Professor McNeilly's spunky personality keeps me laughing and focused the entire period.
Why I'm glad I chose Johns Hopkins: Before even coming to campus last August, I was convinced Hopkins was the best choice for me when I became friends with kids on my Pre-Orientation trip. Hopkins people are unbelievable. You will find something in common with almost everyone, but at the same time your friends can challenge you and make you question your ideas. It's a great balance, and you never know what cool and unexpected person you will run into next!
My favorite character from a movie/book/television series: The wise turtle in Kung Fu Panda is by far my favorite character from any movie I have seen. His anecdote about having the ability to plant a seed but not having the power to make it grow into a tree still inspires me when I feel stressed out, not to mention the fact that he is the most lovable and animated turtle you will ever see!
Favorite place on the Homewood campus: My favorite places on campus are comfy spots on any of the quads or the beach. At least once a week, some of my friends and I will stake out a shady location and spend hours napping, laughing, and, occasionally doing homework.
What I want to do with my major:I’m going to be honest: I’m not sure at this point. Right now I am studying what I love and am taking classes that interest me. When I graduate I’m planning on traveling as much as possible and then will see what comes my way.
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