Alumni Profiles

Max Golovsky

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
High School: Norfolk Collegiate School

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

The structure of the Robertson Program was one of the first factors to catch my attention. Rather than a reward for past achievement, the Robertson Scholarship is an investment in student’s futures, and as such places a great deal of focus on fostering creativity and growth. The Robertson gathers students with a wide variety of interests, perspectives, and skills, and allows them to learn from and with one another.

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

While I’m still early in my college career, the Robertson has already connected to upperclassmen and graduates with invaluable experience. These interactions have shown me the value of surrounding myself with curious and intelligent people. They have offered their experience both working within and without the university structure, giving guidance as to which skills to pursue in order to be poised for success.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

During the summer NOLS retreat, before the beginning of freshman year, our Robertson class would all spend the evenings sitting around and talking together. Even though most of us had only met briefly met during the finalist’s weekend, we all felt a connection through our shared curiosity and excitement. One night we all laid down on the tennis court at the campsite, trying and failing to catch a meteor shower. These late-night conversations allowed us to grow together as a class and make lasting, meaningful friendships.

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