25 Tuesdays, 25 Terriers, 25 Inspiring Pieces of Advice


25 Tuesdays, 25 Terriers, 25 Inspiring Pieces of Advice

Highlights from a year of #TerrierTuesdays

December 16, 2022
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This year, our Instagram #TerrierTuesdays series showcased inspiring students and their journeys at BU. These Terriers each took over the BU Instagram for a day to share their experiences about arriving at BU, where they are today and their aspirations for the future. They brought us along for a day in their life, shared their passions and hobbies with us, and connected with fellow students who tuned in to ask questions and follow along for the ride.

These takeovers help other Terriers discover BU through a different lens, whether broadcasting a niche club or hidden gem courses to take. While each story is different, each student is asked the same question: “What advice do you have for your fellow Terriers?” Get inspired by their words of wisdom below.

Will Loggia (COM’24)

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“Find the things that interest you the most and spend your time and energy working on those passions. Your interests may change along the way, but as long as you’re doing things that excite you, the work will be fulfilling and fun.”

Eliza Nuestro (COM’23)

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“The answer will always be no unless you go after it and try it. Hustle and strive for new possibilities since not everything will fall into your lap.”

Jack Essner (CFA’25)

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“Warren Hall stir fry. Life-changing.”

Sophia Caffrey (COM’25)

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“Start showing up to events alone. You don’t always need a buddy. Your presence alone could open up a lot of pathways and networking opportunities. Don’t hold yourself back with what feels comfortable. Also, order ahead at the GSU 20 minutes earlier than you need. Thank me later.”

Kat Quach (COM’24)

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“Give yourself grace! Being human is hard enough; make sure you give yourself the time and space to recover and process the things you go through.”

Sylvia Ma (COM’22)

“Utilize all resources around you and set up goals in the short and long term.”

Tarriq Thompson (CAS’23)

“I just want people to know that you should always prioritize your self-care and well-being because we often find ourselves obsessing over grades.”

Kate Von Iderstine (COM’23)

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“The key to working towards being the best person you can possibly be is kindness and confidence.”

Kyle Martelli (Questrom’25)

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“BU is a top university for a reason, and a work-life balance is critical to your success here. As stressful as it can get at times, make sure you set time aside to relax and enjoy your time. Don’t get too carried away with the partying, though 😉 lol.”

Sasha Mcleod (ENG’25)

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“Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and pursue the things you’re interested in. ”

Sunyyah Fenelon-Foristall (CGS’22, CAS’24)

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“Be kind to yourself and find the people who enable you to be the best person you can be.”

Alyssa Winn (COM’23)

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“I made it a mission to take super unrelated classes to my major or random clubs on topics I knew nothing about. Part of college is breaking outside of your comfort zone and learning about stuff you always wanted to learn!”

Caleb Salter-Gurau (CAS’22)

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“Surround yourself with people who make you a better person and want the best for you, and be outgoing! I had to find out the hard way that the way I was gonna find my community was by making it. I have started to become much more confident talking to new people and making new friends in the last few months, and I think it has made a big difference in my experience at BU. BU is such a big school that it can sometimes feel daunting trying to meet people, but I recommend taking some initiative and working on finding the type of people you want to surround yourself with.”

Reed Romanko (CAS’22, GRS’22)

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“‘BU and its community make an unbelievable amount of opportunities and resources available to its students. Take the initiative and explore! Not once have I regretted checking out a club, swinging by a professor’s office hours, or heading to an event at the HTC. Putting yourself out there and trying something new will pay dividends down the line; that’s how I made some of my best memories and most valued experiences at college!”

Anthony Conigliaro (CAS’24)

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“Meet as many people as possible, walk up to random students, and introduce yourself. You never know who will become an influential part of your life!”

Freda Jia (CAS’22)

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 “Always find time for yourself! Learning to be alone but not lonely is the key.”

Faisal Ahmed (CAS’24)

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“Time flies when you’re having fun, but somehow you’re glad it’s done. Nothing would matter if nothing ended, value your time and enjoy how you spend it.”

Sakshi Shah (CAS’23)

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“‘It’s okay to change career paths in college, in fact, it’s okay to not even know what you’re doing when you enter college. That’s what this time is for. Explore new things and find your passion! ”

Ashley Makuwa (CAS’24, COM’24)

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“Something I wish somebody had prepared me for is how hard the transition to college life can be. I feel like I was always bombarded with people feeling relieved and excited to be away from their parents (which is a true experience for a lot of people), so I felt like there was something wrong with me when I was having a hard time. I’m here to tell you that moving away from home is hard, and you’re not alone in feeling that way if you do. I’m also here to tell you that it doesn’t stay bad forever.”

Neha Chinwalla (CAS’22)

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“If you’re reading this and you’re doubting yourself or unsure of your journey so far at BU, I want you to know that you belong here. There’s a place for you in this school, in this city. You are needed in this community and you have so much to offer. Put yourself out there, build relationships with your peers, get involved.”

Raheeq Ibrahim (CAS’25)

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“You are at BU for a reason! Don’t compare yourself or doubt your abilities.”

Kristen Schallert (CAS’22)

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“Sometimes it’s best to step out of your comfort zone– you’re tougher than you think!”

Shahaf Dan (CAS’22)

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“Pursue your own happiness, not others.”

Dharsini Rangaswamy (Sargent’24)

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“Step out of your comfort zone and try new things because you never know who you will meet and what experiences you will gain along the way!”

Sarah Lopez (Pardee’23)

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“Take everything one step at a time. As also, Tzu in the Tao Te Ching says, ‘Keep your mind deep. Treat others well. Do the right thing. Work when it is time.’”

Isabella Newell (Pardee’23)

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“College can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you come into contact with new ideas and concepts that may challenge your perception of the world. Even though it may be scary, it is also the perfect opportunity to find and develop your voice, a strong sense of self, and confidence in your abilities. Once you’ve found that voice, never doubt your ability to use it!”

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25 Tuesdays, 25 Terriers, 25 Inspiring Pieces of Advice

  • Jada Warmington (Questrom’23)

    Jada Warmington (Questrom’23) is a social media intern with BU Public Relations. She can be reached at jadawarm@bu.edu Profile

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