Q&A with a #UWSOAR Intern – Elora Majumdar

Elora Majumdar hails from Randolph, New Jersey. As a junior studying psychology (and who just returned from a semester in Australia), she’s taking her smarts to SOAR this summer to help coordinate the advising efforts and make the process smoother for all new students.

1. What was your SOAR experience like?
My SOAR experience was a little unique, since I attended the very last SOAR session at the end of August. It was a condensed version of the usual freshmen SOAR, so it was just a day long and most of it consisted of advising. I got to meet quite a few out-of-state students, which was comforting since I was a little bit nervous coming into such a huge school were I knew absolutely nobody. Other than that, it was pretty stressful getting into my classes, but it all ended up working out!

2. What is your favorite thing about working for SOAR?
I’ve been with CFYE pretty briefly, but my favorite thing so far is being able to direct students to the help they need, as I understand how stressful it can be getting into classes (especially as a new student)!

3. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’d love to be a social psychologist when I’m older. I absolutely love psychology and being a social psychologist would give me the opportunity to conduct research in other countries, which means traveling, my absolute favorite thing!

4. What is your least favorite movie and why?
Hmm. I guess I’m not a fan of science fiction movies.

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