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It is normal to have no friends at first

When you come to college, it is normal to not have any friends. I know firsthand.

When I came to BGSU from Cincinnati, only one person from my high school attended BGSU with me. While I knew of him, we had never talked in high school, and we did NOT talk at all once I came to BGSU.

So I was a freshman, three hours from home, AND I had no friends. Needless to say, I was pretty nervous about my college choice. And to make things even more challenging, my roommate was an international student from Shanghai, China.

Now, I’m not saying … Continue Reading

What I wish I had known: Keep your door open

As an incoming first-year student at BGSU, you are fresh out of high school and have the next four years all to yourself.  This is the perfect time to do the things you have always wanted to do.

BGSU is unique from other universities in so many ways, but one thing that I think is very special to BGSU, is each student’s ability to make a difference here.  Whether it is creating your own student organization or joining the largest or even smallest organization on campus.  This is your time, so cherish it.

The next four (or maybe five….) years will FLY by, … Continue Reading

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