Student Spotlight: Alex @ The University of San Diego

The myOptions Team

Meet Alex, a senior at the University of San Diego majoring in International Business. She previously attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

What factors were most important when deciding which college to attend?

Location, class sizes, study abroad programs.

In high school, I wish I would have tried...


How would you characterize your school?

Hipster, Party, and Sporty.

What types of clubs, activities, sports, jobs, etc. are you involved with on campus?

Honors program, peer tutoring, volunteer at a local middle school.

Three things you won't read in your school's brochure:
  1. Campus can feel a bit like a bubble.
  2. Small class sizes mean you have to be better about attendance.
  3. Dining hall food gets old really fast.
Best on-campus event:

The school has a themed food festival every year! One year it was Apple fest!

Favorite class:

Crime & Inequality (Sociology).

Favorite dining hall meal:

Salad bar.

On weekends, students:

Go to the beach, shopping, exploring farmers markets, study at coffee shops, and party.

It's 1 AM on Saturday. Where are you?

Drinking wine and watching a movie with my friends! (Disclaimer, I'm 21).

It's finals week and the libraries are packed. Where do you go study?

The beach, or cool coffee shops around San Diego.

Before I graduate, I want to...

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