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Emilie Warren

Ashland, MA & Vestby, Norway

About Me:

  • Title: Program Coordinator III
  • School/College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Major/Minor: Economics
  • Graduation Year: 2023

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Coming into college, I was really worried about being able to make friends as upon arrival, I really didn’t have any friends in the US. I quickly found that this was not something I should have been getting myself worked up about. Throughout almost all of college (but especially the first year), everyone is essentially in the same boat in wanting to get to know people. With all that being said, my main piece of advice is to not be afraid to get to know everyone around you: people in your orientation group, people living on your floor or in the same building as you, people in your classes, etc. I am sure you’ll find that others want to get to know you as well, and some great relationships can be built! Another big piece of advice I have is something I realized later on in college, but I really want to emphasize the importance of finding community at BU. This can be through a lot of different places: people you live with, a club that you’re passionate about, even your coworkers (if you’re working at BU)! Find a space that you feel comfortable and confident in, with people who support you and your growth. Go to Splash, try out a bunch of different clubs, talk to the people around you, and learn about those around who are what opportunities there are. Going through college can be tough at times and finding people to help you through it is invaluable.  

What do you do for your own mental health/self-care at BU?

I find that I often get overwhelmed when I have a lot of work to do, and that can quickly take a toll on my mental health as I find it hard to start getting through this to-do list of work, leaving me just more stressed than I was. Although I usually try to get assignments out of the way as soon as I can, I do still end up with an overwhelming amount of work to do occasionally. When this happens, it helps to talk things through with someone, to get a better grasp on what I need to do and to figure out how I am going to tackle my work. Talking to people, whether it be a friend or a mental health professional, is so, so useful. It helps to organize your thoughts and work through how you feel, so you don’t feel so overwhelmed. If you’re not able to talk to someone, giving yourself the time and space to think is also super helpful. This can be by going on a walk (try the Esplanade) or writing in a journal.

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