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Issue 8 Nonacademic Presenting Alumni

Alexandre Kempf: Blind shrimp, deaf mice, and how I found a job thanks to a YouTube video


Hi Alex, thank you for finding the time to join us for this interview. We are as happy to have you here in our Presenting Alumni session as we were to have you as a project leader in the last three editions of the S3 camp. Your career story is rather non-linear and filled with disappointing research outcomes, so I believe many young alumni will find it encouraging when they face similar things and decisions themselves. But first things first – how would you introduce yourself?

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

Canadian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Canada? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Canadian universities and colleges.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Samson Mercier, an international student from France.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 8 Study Abroad

French college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in France? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for French universities.

In this post, I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 8 News

First virtual S3/S3++ Christmas reunion

For the majority of Croatian S3 alumni that are studying or working abroad, it has been a rather normal thing to meet up with friends in Zagreb during Christmas time. And of course, if some of your friends are also S3 alumni, the typical S3/S3++ Christmas reunion is a must! It’s always been an opportunity to meet new people and reunite with the old ones from over the past decade.

That was up until 2020, the year when everything changed, the year when doing social activities online became the new norm. So we thought, why not have our first virtual Christmas reunion?

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Issue 7 News

Goodbye 2020!

It’s that amazing time of the year – holiday season! But before our team departs to a well-deserved break, let us look back on our choice of the top 10 things that happened in the S3 community in 2020.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

Belgian college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Belgium? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for Belgian universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Karolina, an international student from Lithuania.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

UK college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in the UK? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for UK universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Lajos, an international student from Hungary, and Janko, an international student from Croatia.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Science Shoutout

Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose is one of those names in science you may see so often that you might just think it’s an adjective, especially if your interests happen to be particularly well aligned with his. Penrose’s name crops up in cosmology, quantum mechanics, various mathematical fields and even in philosophy and graphic art. He is also one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates in physics, which is why his name has been showing up even more frequently than usual. Since his is a name and character worth remembering, we’re bringing you a short overview of his most important endeavors and contributions.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

German college admissions

You’re thinking about studying in Germany? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for German universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from the experience of Bjorn Rambi, an international student from Albania who’s now studying at LMU Munich.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.

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Issue 7 Study Abroad

US college admissions

So, you’re thinking about studying in the land of the free? Great, because in this article we’ll go over the whole admissions process for US universities and colleges.

In this post I’ll be writing from my experience. I’m from Croatia and when I was in my senior year of high school I applied to around 15 US colleges (mostly the top 20 range). I got accepted to Georgia Tech and Harvard University, and now I’m a student at Harvard. Don’t be disheartened by this acceptance rate as I made a lot of mistakes during the admissions process, and in this guide I’ll try to help you avoid them.

This article is focused on bachelor’s (undergraduate) studies, and will approach admissions from an academics-focused student’s perspective.