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Academics

Olivia Grimmer ’21

Lecturer in History Cristina Groeger worked with Grimmer to help her analyze the Chicago Public School system through the lens of commercial (business) education.

Q. How do you think this experience will impact your future?
A. 
I think being a Richter Scholar will have a great impact on my future. I am learning about career tools, research skills, and the value of forming close relationships with professors that want to help me succeed, all as a rising sophomore. 

Q. What’s it like working one-on-one with a professor?
A. 
Working with a professor during Richter is a little different than in a normal classroom setting. In a normal classroom, professors are generally very focused on students as a small unit because of the smaller class sizes, but during Richter it’s easier to for them to be specifically focused on you.

Q. What was your favorite part of the Richter Scholars Program?
A. 
My favorite part of Richter has been learning new information through my research.

Q. What did you learn about yourself this summer during the program?
A. 
I’ve learned that I’m not just a numbers person and that I enjoy qualitative research, as well.

—By Sangjun Hornewer ’20