|Delicious Filet Mignon!|
Yesterday was the University of Pennsylvania dinner at Kuletos! The food was delicious such as the filet mignon and salad we had! It was so hard to pull myself away from my food and talk with others. Still, the atmosphere was ripe for conversation and I enjoyed talking with University of Pennsylvania alumni and current students.
For example, I met a current student named Roger who was a rising sophomore. What was interesting about Roger was that he was a former member of the Ivy League Connection program attending the Yale Grand Strategies program in 2012. His story was kind of similar to my story in that we both didn't even think about going to a college outside of California until learning about the Ivy League program. After the Ivy League trip, Roger decided to apply to University of Pennsylvania and in his words, got in by "luck" even though he seemed like an intelligent and kind person.
|UPenn Dinner Greet and Meet|
It was sad leaving all the people I had met such as Beth, Roger, Phil Schlein, and Lucy Li. Lucy Li is a rising sophomore and friend of Roger who is currently majoring in biochemistry. What also made it kind of sad was that it was the last Ivy League Connection dinner with Charles Ramsey as a school board member. But this sadness soon faded away with a dangerous escalator hiccup that abruptly stopped the escalator. Luckily no one was hurt, but it was still pretty scary to experience that.
|Former, Current, and Future Penn Attendees|
In conclusion, I had a fun experience in meeting other University of Pennsylvania students and alums while also getting a taste of what Pennsylvania will be like in the summer. I can't wait to go to Pennsylvania in July! But while learning more about others, I was also reminded to learn more about myself and where my passions really lie. What a thought provoking and fascinating dinner!