Category: Graduate Life

Why I Choose BU

BU separated themselves by being personable from the very beginning. When I was searching for journalism graduate programs, I sent out a handful of emails requesting information about the schools, the application process, and any other details that I may need to know. For the most part the schools I contacted replied back, but only […]

Why BU COM?

I pretty much knew I was going to BU the moment I got the acceptance email. As someone who is interested in public relations, it was difficult to find many programs that actually offered it as a course of study. Boston University was among the few – and the only one I applied to that […]

Relax and Lose Yourself

It’s over. The deadline has come and gone. You’re done. You have handed in everything they have asked for. Now you can finally sit back and relax. Or can you? I remember how I felt the day I finally handed in all my application materials. There was a sigh of relief and a fleeting feeling […]

Boston winters sure are fun!

So…it’s pretty cold out guys. Like wind whipping you in the face you just want to be a turtle sort of cold. But as a long time North Easterner(ite?) I’m here to provide you with a few tips to stay warm this winter. Layers. Seriously…this is key. I see you walking around in your fancy […]

Admissions Deadlines and the Art of the Snowdrift Luau

Here it is: 2013. To be frank, I was like sixty-five percent sure that we wouldn’t live to see this night. I mean, I’m not saying that I buy into every single Mesoamerican prophecy that hits center stage, but I really had a good feeling about this one. Oh well. We can’t all be right […]

Your Finals Week Playlist

Every six months, writing students bang their heads against the walls for hours on end, repeatedly asking themselves why they waited until the end of the semester to do all of their rewrites and revisions. You can trust me on this. I’ve been doing it for years. So, as the only person who will ever […]

Finals Week

It’s finals week at Boston University, and the stress level is pretty high. The fact is that everyone knows deep down that when the last final paper or project is due that we will have it taken care of, but there is such a feeling of doubt leading up to the deadline that it’s hard […]

The Nomad

I’ve moved six times in seven years. That’s not a fun way to live. But by far the most challenging move what the one I made from Los Angeles to Boston just about a year and a half ago. There are several obvious reasons for that. 1) Distance — Pull out your nearest map. Now […]

Meet Alina Rubezhova

I’m a die-hard New York sports fan, so you could probably imagine my dilemma in moving to Boston – land of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. But in my time here, I’ve realized it’s so much more. Boston University sits at the center of all the action – Fenway Park is walking distance […]

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 […]