Rebecca Xi, Applied Math & Economics

Where are you located now?
New York, NY

What are you doing?
Traveling and writing for a year before working as an associate consultant for Bain & Company.

What advice do you have for Harvard undergraduates, now that you’ve graduated?
Talk to professors, teaching fellows, tutors, advisors, house deans, etc. – most of the faculty here are so happy to talk to students and have heaps of invaluable advice and support to give. Be aware of what other students are doing and pursuing (because it’s Harvard, and you stand to learn so much), but also be open to spontaneity and exploration and figuring out your own unique combination of passions and interests (and when you do, latch on with both hands and don’t let go). Surround yourself with people who (1) push you and (2) make you happy, because your college experience is ultimately shaped by the people around you, and you’ve only got four short years to spend in this special place.

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