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OP-ED: It’s Not Penn Face, I Genuinely Enjoy Taking 7 Classes, Being on the Executive Board of 18 Clubs, and Applying to 97 Internships


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I really couldn’t imagine myself being any happier here at Penn. I’m so lucky to be in a place that not only allows me to excel academically, but also elevate and find more new interests and passions than my peers!  

My class schedule is truly perfect for me. Outside of my four majors, it makes me happy that Penn encourages us to broaden our horizons. While some may think of them as sector “requirements,” I look at them as sector “opportunities.” When it comes to each class, I really appreciate the work that my professors assign, since I always use it to reinforce the material. Midterms are such a great way to test my knowledge and let me know where I should spend more time. 

Although at first the summer application process might be daunting, it’s amazing just how many open job opportunities there are in the world! I love sending applications to all of them to further explore the range of workplaces and possible fields I could go into. 

Extracurricular life at Penn is also so amazing. One club I’m involved in works to examine Wavelength Time Fluctuation (WTF), where if all goes well, we will be able to add hours to each day. A couple of extra hours would really be great, otherwise I don’t think I’d be able to add a fifth major.