Senior from Painesville, OH
What is your favorite quote?
ʺThe more you travel, the less you know.ʺ
What was your biggest mistake as a first year student? What did you learn from that experience?
Over involving myself. I was so eager to make new friends and join organizations that by the end of my first semester I was in about 10 organizations. I enjoyed everything that I was a part of, but by the end of that year I was finding it difficult to balance everything, which forced me to cut back on my involvement. So while you may have a lot of interests, try to limit yourself to no more than 3-4 organizations at most. This way you know you will be able to dedicate 100% to each of those organizations, rather than stretching yourself too thin between too many organizations!
How did you choose your major?
I came to BW as a Broadcasting major with a Music minor, and during my freshman year I realized I enjoyed my music classes more. I then decided to audition for the Conservatory and have been a Music major ever since then!
What has been your best experience at BW so far?
It's hard to pick just one experience, but I must say what has really been the best part of BW are the people I am friends with and get to work with on a daily basis. Everyone is so welcoming here and I am so grateful for the people I surround myself with here!
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I really enjoy being at the Conservatory. It's a beautiful building with a ton of history behind it. Whether you are in the Conservatory or not, take some time to explore the whole place!
What movie star would play the role of you in a movie? Why?
Anne Hathaway all the way. She is funny and quirky, which would totally be the best fit for my personality.
What was the best advice given to you by your parents or family members during your first year?
Be responsible. College is the time when you start doing your own thing, try new things, make mistakes, and find out who you are as a person. So as you go through this process just remember to be responsible for your own actions and to try to do things on your own - don't rely so much on your parents so much to walk you through every step of the way or to clean up the messes you make unless it is absolutely necessary. You'll never learn to do things for yourself if you always use them as a crutch.
Just have fun! If you just sit in your room all day and just do homework and watch tv you will not have fun at BW. However, if you make an effort to put yourself out there and try to make new friends, get involved, and try new things you will have a blast here!
Also remember that you're allowed to make mistakes - it's all part of growing up and learning. So if you do something like fail a test, don't obsess over it. Learn from it and then move on, it is not the end of the world and life will go on!