Emily Armbrecht

Emily Armbrecht headshotMajor: Sociology

Minor: Urban Studies and Diversity Studies

Favorite quote: "Do one thing every day that scares you."

Biggest mistake as a first-year student? What did you learn? Not reaching out when I had roommate problems. I let things go on for too long before talking to the RA or even talking with my roommate about our issues. Don’t be afraid to have uncomfortable conversations when your comfort in your own room is challenged.

How did you choose your major? In high school, I took a Sociology class; I loved the teacher and the class. After deciding between three social science majors, I ultimately decided on Sociology because of my curiosity for how someone is affected by society and the environment around them.

What has been your best experience at BW? Do I have to pick one? If I absolutely had to, I would have to say going on a faculty led trip to Ghana! I did something every day that scared me, and I couldn’t have asked for a better country to see for three full weeks!

Favorite spot on campus? The Cyber. Don’t go there for homework, it never gets done or even started... 

What is the one thing you want the incoming students to know as they get ready for their summer orientation experience? GET HYPED. I promise it’s not as scary and not as boring as you may have been led to believe!

What is one major piece of advice you would give new incoming students to help them succeed in their first year at BW? College is different from high school. You were known for something in high school, but that doesn’t define you anymore. What defines who you are in college all begins the moment you step on campus for orientation – become the person you wish you had known when you were younger.