• Alan Wong

    Executive Producer

    Alan Wong oversees a team of video producers who create video content for BU's online editorial publications and social media channels. He has produced more than 300 videos for Boston University, shuffling through a number of countries in the process: Australia, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, China, and Cambodia. He has also bored audiences in Atlanta and Boston giving talks on video for higher ed. Profile

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There is 1 comment on Video: What’s It Like to Transfer to BU? These Veterans Offer Some Advice

  1. Glad to see BU is reaching out and engaging traditional and transfer students.

    I’d like to see data on the “non-traditional student” population at BU as well as recruiting efforts and advising or support services. I believe that this demographic is neglected and misunderstood by BU and general BU student population.

    As any non traditional student will tell you, starting over or after a prolong gap brings special challenges. These students are often older (~5 to 15 years) than the average student, and may already have degrees, professional backgrounds and achievements, and/or years of work experience when they return to academia. I also believe that they generally have a strong desire to be in school and achieve another or a different advanced degree.

    Making friends and adjusting to a new institutional and social culture could be difficult for this demographic given the disparity in age, experience, and maturity.

    I hope to see more representation.

    If the goal of BU is to “help create a positive and welcoming campus climate, and ensure that we are recruiting world-class students… whose experiences and viewpoints embolden the academic endeavor,” than this also means overtly including and promoting non-traditional students.

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