Scholar Profiles

Jose Guevara Hernandez

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Franklin, TN
High School: Franklin High School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

The first thing that caught my eye about the Robertson was the community aspect. To me, community has always seemed like a buzzword used by colleges to draw students in, but not having any real meaning. This was not the case with the program. Right away, I could tell that the scholars were a tight-knit group; UNC scholars indistinguishable from Duke scholars and vice versa. After finalist’s weekend I knew that my college experience would be greatly enriched by studying alongside the students in this program.

How has your experience with the Robertson shaped your goals and career path?

I have really benefited from many of the resources the Robertson offers to scholars. Scheduling appointments with the staff to ask for advice on classes, majors, and future plans has been extremely helpful in ensuring I make the most of my time in college. I have also really enjoyed going to Dinners for 6 and getting to know super interesting professors at UNC and Duke who have introduced me to new fields and areas of study.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

My favorite moment so far has being going on the NOLS trip with all the other first years. It was a great way to bond with everyone and we had a really fun time.

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