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Kevin Pendo '19

Tags: feeling unfulfilled, lacking a passion, expectation vs. reality in college, not 'loving' Princeton, talking to friends, attitude

 

 

"I wish someone had told me..."

In collaboration with Counseling & Psychological Services, PPP created this video where current students share advice that they wish someone had told them when they were incoming freshman. This was shown to all incoming freshman in the Class of 2020 during orientation, but it contains many important reminders for everyone in the Princeton community!

 

Angie Chiraz '16

Angie created this video as one in a 5-part series, entitled "Tigerbook," exploring the Princeton experience by interviewing her friends in her final semester at Princeton. This particular segment, "Tigerhub" captures some of the thoughts of several Princeton students, and Angie felt it was important to share this through PPP. 

Dancers: Natalie Lu, Peyton Smith, Selah Hampton, Kristen Adrianne, Pablo Vasquez, Maria Yu, Dominique Ibekwe, Lauren Auyeung, Ebo Quansah, Richard Choi
Audio: Antonio Nunes, Malachi Byrd, Blake Thomsen, Edric Huang, Monique Claiborne, Gelilah Yohannes, Brittney Watkins
Videography: Jessica Saint-Ulysse


 

Nusrat Ahmed '17

Tags: independent, socioeconomic status 

From the Behind this Smile conversation series 


 

Cameron Zeluck '18

Tags: meal plan, fraternities, eating clubs

From the Behind this Smile conversation series


 

Ali Campion '16

Tags: co-ops, eating clubs  

From the Behind this Smile conversation series 


 

Elly Czajkowski '15

Tags: upperclassman, loneliness, stress, purpose, CPS, thesis


 

Dr. Dominique' N. Reese, Class of 2006

Tags: Ask for help, Anxiety, Pressure, Competition, Effortless perfection, Admitting failure, Sadness, Freshman year, Feeling out of place, Stress, Economics

 


 

Adam Mastroianni '14

Tags: rejection, auditions, performing arts, identity, what matters most

To learn more about coping with rejection, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Bernice Fokum '14

Tags: identity, self-discovery, pressure, passion, rejection, questioning, purpose, self-assurance, happiness

To learn more about coping with rejection and developing a growth mindset, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Bo Peard '15

Tags: freshman year transition, feeling out of place, looking for fulfillment, branching out, trying new things

To learn more about becoming resilient, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Cameron Porter '15

Tags: athlete, image, connecting, competition

To learn more about overcoming effortless perfection, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Carolyn Yang '15

Tags: effortless perfectionism, admitting failure, discovering my personal mission statement 

To learn more about overcoming effortless perfection, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Cason Crane '17

Tags: adjusting, lonely, loneliness, freshman year, social life, sad

To learn more about overcoming perfectionism, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Deana Davoudiasl '16

Tags: body image issues, eating disorder, anxiety, depression

To find resources for depression and body image issues, contact your Director of Student Life (DSL) or Counseling and Psychological Services.

 


 

Estela Diaz '14

*Trigger Warning*: This video contains an account of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some viewers.

Tags: SHARE, Counseling and Psychological Services

To find resources for incidents of interpersonal violence and abuse, please contact Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education (SHARE).

 


 

Jack Berger '14

Tags: class/precept participation, precept self-consciousness, engaging faculty, dealing with failure, adapting to academic expectations

To learn more about coping with failure, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Jon Ma '15

Tags: academic, stress, social life, grades, midterms, meditation

To learn more about resilience, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Molly Stoneman '16

Tags: friends, alone/lonely, home, feeling selfish

To learn more about becoming resilient, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Paul Popescu '14

Note from Paul: While rowing crew was personally very difficult for me, I think that team is a shining example of the caliber of person that our university attracts. I have nothing but respect for the members of the crew team and everyone who makes our boathouse the wonderful place that it is. However, I think that in order to thrive in such a fiercely competitive atmosphere, you have to have a certain amount of confidence in your decisions, confidence that I lacked during my first years at Princeton.

Tags: baggage, preconceived notions, starting fresh

To learn more about developing a growth mindset, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Sam Lite '14

Tags: friends, fitting in, awkward, social, antisocial, The Street, socializing

To learn more about overcoming perfectionism, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Sara Figel '14

Tags: academic struggles, economics, finding your passion, overcoming guilt

To learn more about developing a growth mindset, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Tiana Woolridge '15

Tags: varsity volleyball, athlete, pre-med, African-American, CPS

To learn more about resilience, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.

 


 

Trap Yates '14

Tags: Eating Clubs, bicker, hosed, social life

To learn more about coping with rejection, check out our online resources and attend a retreat or reflection opportunity to connect with other students.