Helen Lyons '15
An hour into Candidates' Weekend I decided that Olin was not for me. I liked my fellow Candidates, and the academics were undeniably excellent, but I could not see myself fitting in. Swimming had been a big part of my life since middle school, and I could not imagine attending a school without a swim team or even a pool. I also intended to take Chinese while in college, and that seemed a little difficult seeing as Olin didn't offer it. Lastly, the students seemed a little too nerdy for me. So, I spent the weekend hanging out with candidates, and I decided that while I would speak highly of Olin to every budding engineer I met, I would be better off somewhere else.