As has happened many times in my life, I made a last-minute decision and it turned out to be a really great idea (procrastination ftw). I applied to the Recurse Center and to my surprise, got in. So far it’s been an awesome experience! Everyone is super knowledgeable and friendly, and the founders and faculty have done a great job making the space feel welcome.

I spent a lot of time pondering what to work on during my 12 weeks in the program. How can I optimize my time to get the greatest value for the future? Do I work on projects to build up a portfolio for a certain type of job? Work on a larger research project to help with grad school admissions? Get better at what I know or learn something entirely new? How can my work be useful and have a positive impact? What happens after RC? …

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