I Think I’ll Go to Boston
Feb03

I Think I’ll Go to Boston

February 3, 2012Chelsea Merget   Looking back on my four years at Boston University, it is difficult for me to pin down exactly what drew me here.   The communications program is phenomenal.  The faculty is first-class.  Boston is a great city to be in as a college student.  But I think that what sealed the deal with Boston University was when I first visited in April of 2008. The campus had begun its...

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I Have To Take WHAT? Theory and Process of Communication?
Nov19

I Have To Take WHAT? Theory and Process of Communication?

We asked our interns to write about a class they had to take but really hated having to do so. Chelsea Merget, a senior at Boston University, is pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology. Here's what Chelsea has to say about having to take Theory and Process of Communication. There's Always Room For More Knowledge By Chelsea Merget As a student exploring potential college classes, you’ll...

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Top Tweeters: Where’d They Go To School
Sep20

Top Tweeters: Where’d They Go To School

September 20, 2010 If you tweet, then you’re likely to be familiar with the 2009 Twitter Wars between Ashton & Oprah. As with any competition, there’s the race to the top, followed by the race to stay on top. When we began working on this list of Top Tweeters, Britney was in the lead and, by the time we were ready to publish, Lady Gaga had risen to #1 position. So, rather than rank these tweeters by their shifting...

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Have Questions on Your College Tour ? Ask the Natives
Sep09

Have Questions on Your College Tour ? Ask the Natives

We asked Chelsea Merget, our public relations intern from Boston University, if students or parents touring campus ever stop and ask her questions. They do and below is Chelsea's take on her role as a BU native.  I have been approached by several students visiting the campus. I also work in an area on campus that handles a lot of visiting traffic so I have had rather lengthy conversations with parents and students about...

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Make a New Home For Yourself
Jul11

Make a New Home For Yourself

It is often said that home is where the heart is. So how could someone leave their family and friends to move away? Why move when you are comfortable, stable, and settled at home? You have the benefits of parental support, free housing, and free food. You’d be crazy to move. So why do people choose to leave home for college? The truth of the matter is that there is something special gained from the experience of living on your own...

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I’m a Proud Terrier: a Boston University Story
May24

I’m a Proud Terrier: a Boston University Story

Making a decision on college is one of the most pressing times in a student’s life. Almost every person they talk to brings it up, just caking on the pressure. Luckily, I had some idea about where I wanted to go because I have a guidance counselor for a mom and she knows the importance of visiting colleges. I had it narrowed down to three: Washington State University, University of Washington, and Boston University. They all had something I wanted out of a college, but once I visited Boston University, it was love at first sight.
The first time I had ever been to Boston, we only spent two days in the city and I was already in love with the city. It had a unique feel to it; it was a city, but not overwhelming, and it had a small town feel without being boring. I knew after that first trip, I would definitely be visiting again soon to further enjoy what Boston has to offer. That desire fueled my decision to apply to Boston University. I already knew I loved the city and why go somewhere for college if you don’t love where you are living? Boston is especially accommodating to college students because they make up a good portion of the city’s population. There are over 60 colleges in the area; it’s impossible to have nothing to do. Everyone tells you that you have to make your college years count and I knew I could in Boston.
Besides the fact that BU has one of the most established communications programs in the country, the school is well connected in the “real world” and accommodates its students well above what is expected. Students like to joke that it’s “all inclusive” in the price of tuition, which is no pretty figure. But seeing this school made me realize that it was worth the money. Besides the rest of the welcoming faculty, our Dean of Students, Dean Elmore, makes sure every prospective student he meets feel like BU is his or her second home. Mission accomplished, Dean Elmore.

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