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Therese Dizon, A&S '11

Read about the experiences Therese had while attending Johns Hopkins University.

Favorite classes and why
Contemporary International Politics with Professor Steven David because it reaffirmed my passion for international relations and as a course that I took Freshman year, it lived up to everything I expected college classes to be- challenging, stimulating, and interesting.

Pre-professional Advice
Student Programs office in the Office of Alumni Relations or to their Professors.

Good places to study on/off campus
The Hut in Gilman

Professors and TAs
Meet with them early on in the semester so that you can develop a useful and meaningful relationship that will serve you well as you progress through the class and also when you're finished with the class (i.e. you can use them as a reference!).

Textbooks
To buy: Amazon
To sell: Barnes and Noble (for convenience purposes only)

Favorite Internship
Favorite internship experience was at the U.S. Department of State.  I found it on their website: www.state.gov/careers/

Best Freshman Dorm
As a Freshman, all the dorms are great.  As a Sophomore, Charles Commons.  As an upperclassman, Bradford and Homewood are ideal. 

Bring this to campus
Most useful item: laptop
What I didn't need: too many clothes

Roomates
Leave your dorm room door open and attend as many social events as you can.

On Campus Dining
Levering Food Court for actual food; Alkimia for the best coffee and snacks.

Best DIY Dorm Food
Pasta

Best Tradition
Spring Fair and Homecoming Lacrosse game

Know the Lingo
MSE = Library
The Hut = Study room in Gilman
Orgo = Organic Chemistry
CharMar = Charles Street Market

Stay Informed
Read daily announcements that the University sends

Best On Campus Resource
Alumni Relations and Professors

Experience Baltimore
Explore Hampden, eat crab at the Inner Harbor, have a meal at Miss Shirley's, go to an Oriole's game