By Ali Parisi
MS Public Relations ’16
BU College of Communication
If you were in a 30-mile radius of Boston during Labor Day weekend, you knew: it was move-in time. Home to numerous colleges and universities, the Boston move-in process is a beast in itself. Everything from midday bumper to bumper traffic to countless discarded furniture pieces left on the curb screams, “Get out of this city while you still can.” And yet, hundreds of thousands of college students continue to make their way into the city.
Fortunately for me, this wasn’t my first time around the block, and I was smart enough to move in well before then. This will be my fourth year at Boston University. After three years of studying Mass Communication, I’m incredibly excited to dive straight into BU’s Public Relations graduate program.
If moving in and adjusting to graduate level classes wasn’t enough already, it’s also the middle of soccer season. I’ve been on campus since August 3rd for preseason training. Before classes even started, I had been through three weeks of training, two home games and a weekend trip for two games in South Carolina. I think it’s safe to say I’ve been pretty busy. But hey, that’s life, right?
I have to admit, it’s so nice already knowing my way around campus and the city of Boston. But even though I’ve been here for a few years already, I still feel the excitement of a new start: meeting new classmates and professors, taking new courses, and even playing new teams in soccer. The comfort of the location, along with the thrill of a new beginning truly gives me the best of both worlds.
We’ll see how happy I am to be this busy when the papers start piling up…But for now, bring it on BU.