Emily Armbrecht

Emily ArmbrechtMajor: Sociology

Minor: Leadership studies and urban Studies

Favorite quote: "To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone." 

Biggest mistake as a first-year student? What did you learn? My biggest mistake my first year at BW would have to be not talking with my RA about roommate problems soon enough. I waited until it was too late to really do anything about it. I've learned that if something is happening that makes you feel uncomfortable in your dorm, you should speak to your roommate, or if you don't like confrontation, then speak to your RA.

How did you choose your major? After taking a sociology class in high school, I struggled between psychology, political science and sociology. Ultimately, I chose sociology because of the endless career opportunities. After taking courses in sociology, I have found that it is more than just an eye-opening field. It also covers many topics I hold near and dear to my heart.

What has been your best experience at BW? As cliché as it is, my best experience so far at BW has had to be joining the fraternity and sorority life community. My sorority has opened so many doors for me to become the student leader I am today.

Favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is actually the Student Life Center on the second floor of the Union. I love going up there because of the staff that works in the SLC. They are always so friendly, and I never leave without snorting at least once from laughing so hard!

Best piece of advice given to you? "You are only in college for four years (hopefully). The most important thing you should do is have fun and learn lots, inside and outside of the classroom."

One thing you want the incoming students to know as they get ready for their summer orientation experience? Just know that BW is not just a university. We are one ginormous family! Be prepared to walk around campus and be endlessly late because you are stopped by at least one person on the way.