CMU Questions & Answers

Answer · Academic Life Q&A

What are some ways you stay focused and alert during a lecture? Especially if the material just isn't that interesting.

I like to knit. It keeps my hands busy and mind alert, but I am proficient enough at it that I do not have to look at the knitting very... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Campus Life Q&A

A lot of people I know visit home pretty often in college. Would you recommend this? Why or why not?

I was far from home, so I could only go home about every 6 weeks, and that was pretty tough. I'm glad in a sense that I couldn't go home... (more)Read 14 Answers
Question Asked · Travel Q&A

Because of all the disrest in foreign countries about American Politics, should I not wear my I

Answer · Grad School Q&A

What's your favorite thing about grad school?

I like the tight knit community my cohort has formed since we all started the same year and have many of our classes together. We can... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Housing Q&A

Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Campus Life Q&A

My friend offered to petsit my pet rabbit and fish for me while I'm gone for Winter Break, but neither of us is sure what I should pay him since they aren't the average animals. Has anyone else paid a fee to have their pet or fish watched?

Answer · Travel Q&A

Is it better to travel during college or wait until after I graduate to travel?

I think that if you can afford to travel while you are in college, why not? As long as you do not put yourself in debt or danger,... (more)Read 2 Answers
Answer · Jobs Q&A

What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
Question Asked · Health & Wellness Q&A

Should I establish my own primary care doctor off campus, just so that in case of emergency and cannot see the campus health center doctors, I have another doctor to see? Are there any cons to doing this?

Answer · Travel Q&A

How can I stay safe when traveling alone?

There are all sorts of apps that can help you out! There is one that will alert the police or your emergency contacts if you do not turn... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

I'm having a great time studying abroad! What are the best ways to remember my time abroad? Is it worth it to buy a fancy camera? Buy souvenirs?

To capture the fun moments you're experiencing abroad, there are a few things I would recommend! First, if you have a smartphone, take... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

The walls between my apartment and our neighbors are really thing-- I can even hear my neighbor snore at night. Is this something I can complain to our landlord about-- and is there eve anything that can be done?

Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

Where did you study abroad? What was the experience like?

I studied abroad in London during a spring semester. I'm from Florida, so the cold weather was a shock to me. I liked it because it was... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Internships Q&A

Where should I start my search for a part-time internship?

There are some awesome websites out there like indeed and interships.com. Thats always the first place that I look. Otherwise check out... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

My roommate just started using dating apps, and wants to invite one of his matches over to our apartment for the first date. However, this makes me uncomfortable because neither of us know these people. Is it reasonable to request that they meet elsewhere?

Answer · Study Abroad Q&A

Is it worth it to spend more money to study abroad where I really want to go to or save money by going somewhere further down on my travel list?

Go where you really want to go or you'll always feel like you missed out. You only live once, so you might as well spend your time (and... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Travel Q&A

I want to travel with friends over break but my parents want me to come home. How can I do what I want without disappointing my parents?

Be honest with your parents! Tell them that all of your friends are going away on this trip and you don't want to miss out on the... (more)Read 7 Answers
Question Asked · Housing Q&A

Sometimes, my roommates tells me things that his roommates say about me. The way he says those things make them very off putting to me, and makes me not want to be their friends, though of course it could be a miscommunication of their words. How can I get him to stop telling me these things?

Answer · Jobs Q&A

How should I frame an email to someone asking for a connection for a job without sounding like I am just emailing to use them?

If you have the time, build up a relationship. Start a conversation with them that is natural and that doesn't involve you asking for a... (more)Read 1 Answer
Answer · Grad School Q&A

I want to make my email signature professional but am not sure what information to include or how best to format it. Any suggestions?

You should definitely include your name, job title/position, and a phone number. This looks very professional, and it'll make it easy for... (more)Read 8 Answers

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