Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

The BU Family

The relationships you develop in COM go well beyond networking. These are friendships you will most likely maintain for the rest of your life. Nor are they confined to your specific major. I have been lucky enough to develop strong friendships throughout COM’s graduate programs: film, TV, journalism. I even met the love of my life within these brick walls.

Family, that is what you get when you come to BU COM – one big, often dysfunctional, but altogether wonderful, family. Our bond is forged in sweat, blood, tears, and, yes, lots of alcohol. We support each other, laugh and cry together, we are, in a way, rediscovering ourselves together.

I have grown so much over the past three semesters, both professionally and personally. Some of it has been trying and, almost, debilitating – my personal life almost overwhelming my professional. I would not have made it through without the support of my BU family.

We are each other’s safety net, cheering squad, all of us wanting each other to succeed as much as we want ourselves to. I have never seen so much love and support in a program. I have never had so many people I could turn to for help (students, faculty and staff).

If I could only say one thing about COM it would be this. When you are accepted into your program of choice you are also accepted into our family. We are all here for a purpose, to better ourselves (in one way or another) and in this shared purpose are the foundations for some of the best friendships you will ever make.

This is what makes this post all the more difficult. We lost a member of our family today. Though only here a semester, he had become an integral member of the COM family. He was an amazing person, whose kindness and creativity will be greatly missed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.