As part of the Student Alumni Society on campus, I get to volunteer for different alumni events. The Alumni office arranges different events that us students help to staff throughout the semester. This semester I was able to take part in the Holiday Pops event at Symphony Hall. After helping to get all of the alumni their tickets and get to the event, myself and the other volunteers were able to enjoy the concert as well. This was one of the most fun volunteer experiences I have taken part in. Seeing the Boston Pops was amazing and a lot more fun than I expected. The event really got me excited for Christmas and it was great to volunteer with other students that I probably would not have known if it wasn’t for the alumni society. I would recommend this event to anyone who will be in the Boston are during Christmas time and for students on campus to get involved in volunteer activities.
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Coming to Wentworth I never expected to be homesick but for many of the first weekends here at WIT I couldn’t help but miss my family and friends and my old weekend routine. Many of my roommates leave on the weekends to go see their families, boyfriends, or just to get off campus. Even living with 10 girls, on most weekends only about 4 of us are there. While being homesick can be hard, staying on campus and taking advantage of the events at Wentworth and in Boston is so rewarding.
This weekend my roommates and I decided to be active and take advantage of WIT and Boston. On Saturday morning Dean Wenner gave a talk over breakfast about the Wentworth community. Not many students attend these events because they seem “lame” or they don’t want to wake up early to go to some meeting but my roommates and I decided to go. We got to sit down with Dean Wenner personally and talk about Wentworth and what we expect here and how we could make the campus better. Then we headed to Newbury Street to get some lunch at Joe’s Bar and Grill and do some shopping. Just walking around the city with friends can change the whole day. Sitting in the dorm and watching tv all day is not a good way to spend the weekend when you have the whole city in front of you.
On Saturday night we went to the Improve show put on by WIT students, Improv Boston touring group, and Weekends at WIT. This show was awesome and we could not stop laughing the entire time. The events put on by WIT are actually really good and also free so that’s a plus. So at the end of the weekend I realized that staying here and going to events on campus as well as exploring Boston is way more fun than going home just to go home. If you are a student living in Boston, definitely take advantage of all of your opportunities because it is so worth it.
So last weekend at Wentworth was the family and alumni weekend. I initially thought, “no way, I am not going to be that freshman who brings their parents to family weekend and looks like a complete nerd”. My mom thought otherwise and decided that they were going to come and check it out. They couldn’t stay the whole weekend so we all decided that if they were going to come it would have to be Friday night. When they arrived on Friday I was a little unsure of what I wanted to show them or what we should do. We decided that we would head to the North End and find a great place to eat dinner and then go to the casino night in Waston Auditorium if there was time when we got back. We had a really great Italian dinner and I was thankful to get some food that was not from the same place I had been eating for over a month. We arrived back on campus around 7 and I thought “great, now my parents will want to embarrass me at the casino night event.” It ended up being a ton of fun and at the end of the night we got to trade our chips in for raffle prizes. I was hoping all night that we might win something but my ticket number had not been called yet. Finally they were announcing the last prize and I heard my ticket number being called off. I actually won something! I found out that my prize was an Amazon Echo which is a really cool speaker that almost acts like a Siri. I was really excited and definitely did not regret going to the casino night now.
After all of this I was actually really glad that my parents came to visit because I hadn’t realized how much I missed just eating dinner with them and doing silly things like going to casino night. After this event I would give advice to all students to let their parents come to campus and visit and thank them for all the support they have given to help us come to Wentworth and make the most of our time here.
Today marks the start of my fourth week here at Wentworth. While sitting here in the library I’m trying to figure out how the time has passed so quickly. I feel as if i moved in just yesterday and began to explore the city of Boston. Moving into school was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be with multiple staff members assisting you at every step of the way. I grabbed my keys and my ID, unloaded my things and made my way over to Tudbury Hall where I will be living for the next year. Alongside me were 9 other girls moving into the same suite as me. We unloaded our things, said goodbye to our parents and quickly became a great group of friends. Living in a suite here at Wentworth is amazing because you get the experience of living with a roommate and bonding with them, as well as having a great group of friends within your suite to rely on.
The first couple weeks were a lot easier than many of us had expected. Transitioning from summer mode to taking classes for the first time at college was not as hard as I thought it would be. Because Wentworth has such a small campus I was able to find all my classes right away. Going into college I expected large classes where I would not know the professor and too many faces I did not recognize but I love it here because that is not the case. On a typical day I will see many familiar faces while walking to class and am actually able to have conversations with my professors during class. The past 3 weeks have been packed full of long nights filled with homework but also many great memories with the friends that I have made here already. I am excited to see what the next few weeks with bring for me here as I get deeper into my classes and experience college life.