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The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sep 30

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 61

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 61: Want to study pharmacy at the #2  PharmD school in the country? Apply early for special consideration for assured admission into the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

UNC’s PharmD program is ranked number 2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Students in the program get all the resources of one of the country’s premier research universities, as well as a health-sciences campus that promotes collaboration across disciplines and fields. And, students get practical, real-world experience early in their training, thanks to extensive pharmaceutical labs right on campus. Sound like something you’re interested in? By applying Early Action, you’ll automatically be considered for assured admission to the PharmD program through Excel@Carolina. Learn more here.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 30

On The Road This Week

Monday, September 29

  • We’re kicking off CACRAO with Salisbury Week! We’re looking at you Trinity and Wheatmore High School.
  • Admissions Representatives we’ll also be in Sanford for CACRAO. Students at Pinecrest, Union Pines, and North Moore High School, come visit us.
  • Hey Fayetteville: If you’re a student at Pine Forest or Fayetteville Academy, come check us out we’re coming to you!
  • UNC Admissions is hosting an Evening with Carolina Reception at Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire in Wilmington, NC
  • Global Travel Alert: We’re going to have a representative in Thailand & Costa Rica

Tuesday, September 30

  • Today we’re visiting Southwestern Randolph and Eastern Randolph High Schools
  • We’ll also be dropping in on Overhills High School & Montgomery Community College
  • Cumberland County Schools, you’re in luck: we’ll have 3 representatives in The Crown Arena for CACRAO. #AdmissionsNeverStops

Wednesday, October 1

  • Our very own Admissions Counselor Warner Underwood will be visiting Davie County High School, Davie County Early College, and Lexington Senior High School as we continue Salisbury Week with CACRAO!
  • If you’re at Triton, Harnett Central, or Western Harnett High Schools, we’re coming to you as well.
  • If you’re in Rocky Mount, NC come spend an Evening with Carolina at our reception in DoubleTree by Hilton.
  • Lee County Schools, come join us at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Stanford, NC to learn about what UNC has to offer.

Thursday, October 2

  • We’re continuing our CACRAO travels for Salisbury Week with visits to North Davidson, Ledford Senior, Thomasville Senior, and Central Davidson High Schools
  • UNC Admissions is wrapping up their CACRAO visits for Sanford Week at Chatham Central, Jordan Matthews, and Northwood High Schools
  • Admissions Counselor Melvin McDermott is in all-star and will be dropping by at high schools in Rowland, Fairmont, and Pembroke, NC!
  • Brian Woodard is reppin’ C-STEP at the Transfer Resource Center at Durham Tech.

Friday, October 3

  • We say farwell to Salisbury (for now!) as we wrap up CACRAO at South, East, and West Davidson High Schools
  • A representative is visiting Northside High School in Jacksonville, NC today, students come see us!
  • UNC is going to be at the Massapequ High School mini-fair in Massapequa, NY. We’ll also drop-in on high schools in Bellmore and Manhasset, NY.

Sunday, October 5

  • Tar Heels In Your Town is at it again with new CACRAO visits for Metro Week. First stop: Northgate Mall in Durham, NC to talk with students from Durham County Schools.
  • Our representatives will also be visiting First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC as we kick off CACRAO Northeastern Week.
  • UNC Admissions will also be at the NACAC Long Island College Fair in Uniondale, NY!

 

Check out Tar Heels In Your Town (THIYT) for more specific information regarding college fairs and events. Like us on Facebook and follow @UNCAdmissions on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hastag #thiyt to join the conversation!

Sep 29

#Academic Days at UNC, Part III

We’ve been hosting prospective students for a series of Academic Days to give them an inside look at some of our academic departments and the opportunities they would find here in their field of interest. Below is a quick look at the departments featured last week. (And check out our first and second recap for info on the departments featured at our earlier events!)

Psychology
Interested in exploring the inner workings of the human mind? Would you like to design research and test experiments on real people? Consider UNC’s Psychology Department! Prospective students heard last week from labs specializing in child development and eating disorders. At Carolina, you can design your own research or even work on a large government-funded study.

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Students can pursue a B.A. or a B.S., depending on how technical they want to get in science and math. We heard from current students on a panel, who all recommended pairing a major in psychology with a second major or a minor in another subject. Among some of their favorite classes were abnormal psychology and evolutionary psychology.

Future careers for UNC psych students include jobs in research, clinical psychology, and psychiatry. Many psych majors also continue onto graduate school at UNC.

Biomedical Engineering
Interested in exploring the use of engineering in science and medical professions? Would you like to design prosthetics and test experiments using 3D printers and laser cutters? Consider UNC’s Biomedical Engineering Department!

Last week, prospective students chatted with current UNC students who specialize in Biomedical Engineering, a joint program with North Carolina State University. At UNC, you can design your own research, work on computer-aided design projects, or even find opportunities to explore engineering abroad.

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We heard from current students on a panel, who said that building a project from beginning to end and seeing those projects come to life is rewarding. One student majoring in BME said that you can go in various routes outside of engineering, including pre-pharma and chemical engineering.

Future careers for UNC BME students include jobs in research, engineering, medicine, pharma, and more! Many graduates also continue into graduate school at other programs nationwide.

Arts
Creative future Tar Heels joined us to tour the different art departments on campus last week. We began at the Center for Dramatic Arts, where we got a backstage look at the play they’re putting on, Into the Forest. We saw the wood shop (where sets are constructed), the prop warehouse, and the costume lab. We checked out the booth, where the theater techies make it all happen. We even peeked into a rehearsal.

Next up was a panel of current arts students, who studied a variety of topics ranging from French opera, medical illustrations, jazz guitar and acting. Then we toured the Ackland Art Museum, where classes often take trips to admire its many famous works of art as well as the rotating exhibit. The Museum is free to the public, so anyone can enjoy the arts there.

Prospective students toured Memorial Hall, the largest non-athletic building on campus, and wrapped up the day with a performance in the grand space called The Blues Project.ADay1

Sep 29

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 60

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 60: Because in the next four years you could be studying in France, Italy, Australia or Hong Kong.

You can apply to study abroad any time after your first year, and you can choose from year-long, semester-long and summer programs. Learn more about all of the study abroad programs Carolina has to offer at http://studyabroad.unc.edu/studyabroad.cfm,

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 28

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 59

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 59: At Carolina half of our students conduct undergraduate research, and all applicants are automatically considered for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship with an award of $5,000.

Imagine having the power to design your own research project as an undergraduate student. You can do that at Carolina! Half of our students conduct undergraduate research, and all applicants are automatically considered for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship with an award of $5,000.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 27

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 58

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 58: Want help with your recommendations while you are applying early? Admissions officers are here for advice.

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Jared Rosenberg explains the ins and outs of recommendation writing, and what should be included in a recommendation letter.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 26

The First Year Experience

This year, UNC started an awesome new program called the “First Year Experience” (FYE). FYE is designed to help new students find community and get connected on campus.

Part of the First Year Experience is that all freshmen live on South Campus (except for those in Living Learning Communities or Granville Towers, which are near North Campus.) This aspect of the FYE program is great because most of the friends you’ll make will live less than a two-minute walk away! It’s easy to find other freshmen to go to the dining hall or walk to class together.

The FYE also includes lots of fun activities. There are game nights, ice cream socials, and tons of other events, especially toward the beginning of the year to help freshmen make friends easily. This year, I went to late-night zumba with some friends and about 100 other freshmen. I also went to “De-stress with the Deans” one afternoon, which was an outside canvas-painting party hosted by the deans’ office. My roommate and I went to a s’mores party and lots of other events together, too. At all of these events, everyone I talked to was so friendly and open to meeting new people.

 

Over 100 freshmen went to late-night zumba held in the Ram’s Head Rec Center gym.

Over 100 freshmen went to late-night zumba held in the Ram’s Head Rec Center gym.

Another great program UNC has for freshmen are First Year Seminars. These are small classes offered to only first year students, and they include a lot of interesting topics. Some of these classes take field trips, go to performances, visit museums, or do other excursions. I’m taking DRAM 88: Ecology and Performance, and our class’s focus is water issues, so we went on a water-related field trip. Afterwards, the First Year Seminars program funded our lunch, so we stopped at Weaver Street Market, a grocery store that focuses on local foods, to eat at the hot bar. This week, our class is attending a show at the Carolina Center for Performing Arts together. Taking a First Year Seminar is an easy way to make friends and enjoy a fun class that can fulfill some requirements, too. I strongly encourage every freshman to take one.

One of the best things about being a first year student at UNC is that everyone is looking to make new friends. Some students know people who went to their same high school, but almost everyone wants to branch out and meet people. UNC definitely fosters a spirit of community among its students and makes it easy for new students get involved and create their ideal first year experience!

 

Olivia Bane is a freshman double majoring in Political Science and Journalism. She writes for the Daily Tar Heel and loves going on runs with friends around UNC’s beautiful campus. She can be reached at obane@live.unc.edu.

Sep 26

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 57

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!

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Reason 57: Because every day’s a #GDTBATH – a Great Day To Be A Tar Heel.

UNC Senior Ryan Aves shows off “The Pit”- the social hub of UNC’s campus.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 25

76 Reasons to Apply Early Action – Reason 56

Early Action applications are due October 15, 2014. We’re counting down the days with 76 reasons you should apply EA to UNC!


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Reason 56: Because Carolina student have special opportunities like internships and APPLES Service Learning Classes

The APPLES Service-Learning program also includes alternative fall break and spring break trips. Alternative spring breaks are a great way to spend your time off by giving back to the community.

Click here for more information regarding Early Action.

Sep 24

Explore Biomedical Engineering at UNC

Are you interested in learning about, designing, and building tools to advance science and medicine? How about taking courses in chemistry, biology, physics and math? If this sounds like you, then the department of Biomedical Engineering might be the place for you at UNC!

At a university with one of the country’s top health care systems, biomedical engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill means being within walking distance of excellent laboratories, clinics, and other research facilities. Plus, a collaborative partnership with North Carolina State University means access to even more labs and equipment (you can still complete all of your classes on campus). Watch this video introduction to learn more about the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC:

Learn more about Biomedical Engineering at UNC.