Trip Leader Profile: Veronica Burt ’16

Note: This post is part of the “Trip Leader Profile” series, which will introduce some of the student volunteers for DOC Trips 2013.  To learn more about our great group of trip leaders, check out the introduction to the series here

10 Questions for Veronica Burt ’16

Veronica is from Los Angeles, California
Veronica is from Los Angeles, California

What DOC Trip are you leading this fall?

The John Rand Trip

What are you studying?

Theater & WGST

What DOC Trip did you go on?

Climbing

3 words that describe your first year at Dartmouth…

Exciting, Overwhelming, Crazy

Why are you excited for DOC Trips 2013?

I can’t wait to have the energy of the new students on campus! I was very cautious about coming to Dartmouth and wasn’t completely sure I would like it, but the welcome I received during trips definitely made my transition easier, and I want to be able to do the same.

The best or worst advice you received during your first-year at Dartmouth…

Worst Advice: You should only do two extracurriculars or else you won’t do well academically.

Of course academics should take a priority but Dartmouth is also about immersing yourself in projects/clubs/sports/performance groups/volunteer opportunities so that you become a well rounded person. It’s all about time management, and some people can handle busier schedules than others, but I don’t think anyone should limit their opportunities at Dartmouth because of the fear of not academically “succeeding”.

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus?

Foco chicken noodle soup

What has been the highlight of your time at Dartmouth thus far?

Participation in a student production of musical and my student led dance group.

What was the most important item you forgot to pack before coming to Dartmouth to move in?

Not sure… I think I was pretty well prepared, but you won’t know until you know.

Your ideal Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth…

Sleep in!!! Foco brunch with friends (to go if the weather is nice and picnic on the green), then some reading in Sanborn, movie at the hop or nugget with friends or some arts event at the hop. Chicken tender queso for dinner with friends.

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