What does a college student’s day look like? This is something I fantasized about as a high school senior after I received my acceptance from Penn. I couldn’t wait to spend my days studying in the Van Pelt Library or grabbing lunch at Houston hall – but would I actually do these things when I come to Penn? Each day is different and it differs from student to student. Penn has so much to offer and below is an outline of just one of my many days I’ve spent at Penn.
10:01 am: My first class of the day is at 10:30. After waking up early and stopping by the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), I sat in the ARCH building to do some readings for class while eating a morning snack. It was a nice productive start of the day.
10:35 am: I am seated in my cognitive neuroscience course which lasts from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. I am taking notes on Evernote – a program I started using my sophomore year after I stopped using physical notebooks. Today we are learning about MRI methods and how MRIs work
12:02 pm: Walking out of class and back to my dorm is always a scenic route. Today I get to see Penn in its winter wonderland form.
12:45 pm: After cooking and eating lunch in my dorm, I sit down at my desk to do some readings for my Contemporary Japanese Fiction and Film class. I enjoy studying in my room the most because it is quiet and personalized to my own needs. I have snacks, water, and I could study in bed if I wanted to lay down. On cold winter days like today, studying in my warm room is just what I need.
5:03 pm: After my classes, I head to work at the Math Physics Astronomy Library. I’ve worked various jobs on campus since my freshman year in research, but this job is my first customer service-oriented job. I decided to apply to work for a library during my senior year because I wanted to learn more about Penn’s library system and also for me to practice my customer service skills. It’s also an excuse for me to spend less time in my room and more time in the library.
8:45 pm: Every February, students in the graduating class have Feb Club, a series of events for seniors to participate in. My friends and I went to Dave and Busters as a part of Feb Club and I enjoyed some games and even brought back a prize. It was a nice end to a productive day.