“I’m better at knowing what I need”

By Sarah Knotts Rachell Paz (CGS’ 23) used her gap semester to work at a Brazilian law firm. An aspiring lawyer from the Boston area, Paz plans to study political science or business management. We spoke with her about her #My100Days highlights, why she chose CGS, and how she plans to hold onto her Brazilian […]

#My100Days as a Ballroom Dancer

By Jennifer Small For Fiona Brymer (CGS ‘23), the gap semester provided valuable time to pursue the hobbies she is most passionate about. Brymer, an aspiring lawyer from Massachusetts, used her gap semester to practice ballroom dancing, choreograph a musical at her high school, and win a national dance competition. We spoke with Brymer about […]

Savoring the CGS Experience

By Meghan Bohannon Since the first day of his college experience, Diran Shahrik (‘21 QST’23) has embarked on a journey to pursue two very different interests. As he began his first semester at BU, Shahrik launched a startup with the Build Lab and produced a short film when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. For both projects, […]

Working Toward a Zero Waste Future

By Meghan Bohannon  What if businesses partnered together to turn their waste into reusable resources, rather than letting that waste go to landfills? With the help of the First Year Innovation Fellowship at Innovate@BU, Rachel Koh (CGS ’22, Questrom ‘24) is working on turning this idea, her brain child, into a fully operating project. The […]

Senior Spotlight 2021

To celebrate the Class of 2021, we asked graduates who attended CGS to share their memories, proudest accomplishments, and plans for the future. Congratulations Class of 2021! Amanda Fay, CGS and CAS, Psychology Major What student organizations have you been involved in? BU Women’s Soccer What do you have planned for the future? Recently accepted […]

Seven Questions with Alum Noah Caust

An avid leader, learner, and 2006 Capstone Award winner, Noah Caust’s (CGS’06, SHA’08) time at CGS helped him discover the true strength of his interpersonal skills. With a passion rooted in finance, his journey has taken him from a Student Ambassador to a Manager in Sales. We spoke to Noah about how his life has […]

Seven Questions with Alumna Lauren Weinberger

Since graduating from BU in 2017, Lauren Weinberger (CGS ‘15, COM ‘17) has launched a successful career in advertising. Before graduation, she was a CGS Dean’s Host, a member of the Hillel student board, and an active student in COM organizations. We spoke with Lauren about her CGS foundation, how she found her career path, […]

#My100Days interning for a professional soccer team

A CGS student planning on majoring in computer science, Daniel Cohen spent his gap semester getting experience in analytics by interning for the Hartford Athletics soccer team and getting a head start on his credits by taking a Calculus class. We spoke with Daniel about how his #My100Days internship prepared him to start his college […]

#My100Days Running a Nonprofit

Sarina Zaparde (CGS’22) used her gap semester to work on her non-profit, Dress to Learn, while also working at two internships. We spoke with Sarina about her #My100Days experience, why she chose CGS, and why she’s committed herself to giving back. Why did you choose CGS?  I chose CGS because it was a great opportunity […]

#My100Days Completing My Eagle Scout Project

For Joseph Carey, a CGS student from New Jersey, the gap semester provided value time to work, save money for college, and complete an Eagle Scout project building a library garden at his elementary school. We caught up with Joseph about what he learned from his #My100Days experience. Why did you choose CGS?  I didn’t […]