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Hannah Loewenthal

Hannah LoewenthalMajor: Public Relations

Minor: Marketing & Communications and Management

Favorite quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

Biggest mistake as a first-year student? What did you learn? My biggest mistake was not taking advantage of the resources we have available to us at BW my first year. Since I didn't do that my grades and GPA suffered first semester. The work load and classes were different from high school and I did not use the writing center, or other on campus resources for help and did not talk to my teachers. I learned from this by using my planner to delegate what days I do my work so I can get it all done in a timely manner and don't stress myself out doing it last minute. I also made goals for myself which was getting dean's list and held myself to achieve it.

How did you choose your major? I chose my major after talking to my big sister who is in the same major, when I was looking to switch majors. She was telling me about her classes and possible jobs you could get with this major. Becoming more interested I then talked to my advisor and she opened my mind up to endless opportunities that I had interest in. After taking a few classes and then really going head on my sophomore year I knew this was the major for me and what I wanted to do.

What has been your best experience at BW? My best experience at BW has been a personal one and that is just growing as a person. By that I mean coming out of my comfort zone and even surprising myself with how much I have changed positively from coming to BW. Joining organizations like my sorority and UDA are proof of that positive impact on my life and I have never been happier with my life now and the potential I will have in a future career.

Favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus if the Grand Street Walkway. Especially at night when it is lit up!

What is the one thing you want the incoming students to know as they get ready for their summer orientation experience? Just because coming to college you may think you are all grown up and too cool to play games or have fun, you are not. I want the first years to realize that although you have to be an adult at times and take on more responsibility, that you are not too old to have fun and try new things. Take your "cool cap" off and make the most of your orientation because you cannot go back for a redo.

What is one major piece of advice you would give new incoming students to help them succeed in their first year at BW? To have an open mind. You are not too cool to play games and have fun. Although it seems like you have to act more grown up and like an adult, college is still a time to have fun and try new things. Yes, there will be more work and responsibilities, but you should take every opportunity you can because these four years will go by fast.