Ali Parisi

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My name is Ali Parisi and I’m in graduate school…. My name is wait, no, that can’t be right. That would mean that I’m an adult…or it means I’m trying to put off adulthood for as long as I can. Yeah, that’s more like it. I grew up in Los Angeles, California. After making the decision to turn down an offer to play soccer at Pepperdine University, I decided to come to Boston University for college. The city, the campus, the people – everything about it just felt right. So I took a leap of faith. After a series of fortunate events, I was even able to walk onto the soccer team. Three years later, very satisfied with my decision, I found myself facing graduation a little earlier than expected. I had majored in Communication Studies, but I still wanted more preparation for a career in communication. Public relations stood out, and BU has one of the best programs in the country. Plus, why would I want to leave a city like Boston?

Check out my posts from the Fall 2014 semester:

Why BU men’s soccer team will make you a sports fan, even if you’re in grad school
BU’s College of Communication pioneers new media studies

What it actually means to get a master’s in PR
There’s a parents weekend in grad school? What to do with your out of town guests in Boston
Boston bucket list for grad students
Back to my new old school