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3 Weeks, Already?

As our 3rd week comes to a close in Boston, it’s exciting to look over some of the events that we have experienced.

On Monday, our two-week students started either their SAT or Marketing/Advertising classes at Emerson. Over the next few days students will have a variety of things to learn and gain new skills. After class, students enjoyed a trip to the Boston Gardens where they took part in a Boston classic: Swan Boats. The peaceful trip around the lake allowed for a relaxing afternoon full of beautiful sights and smells. Once all students returned in the evening, we all took part in Karaoke, where students showed off their vocal chops. Many of our students shared some broadway classics from “Hamilton” and “Aladdin”, while others shared the music of Green Day, Maroon 5, and even some Ella Fitzgerald.

On Tuesday, Boston gave us a bit of a surprise with a downpour. The rain did not deter spirits, as students found the dorm time to be an opportunity to connect with new friends and enjoy games like “Uno” and “Taboo”  in the lounge. Students also had the opportunity to go to the movies with of the counselors and see “Incredibles 2”, “Skyscraper”, and “Hotel Transylvania.” These activities brought a little bit of sunshine to an otherwise rainy day.

On Wednesday, our two-week students enjoyed a trip around Boston in the famous Duck Boats. Along the tour, students saw some famous neighborhoods including Beacon Hill and historical buildings such as the State House along with local sights along the harbor. During the evening, our students participated in a Career Night Panel and learned about different professions and the path it took to get them there. Students heard from an Actuarial Analyst who does health risk management, an Operations Manager for the largest non-profit in New England, a Marketing Operations Coordinator for a pharmaceutical company, and a College Counselor. Our panel gave great advice about making a good first impression, showing up on time, and advocating for yourself in the workplace. They also learned that your dream career can change as you learn more about yourself in college and through internship experiences.

Today, students checked out the Boston Sports Museum, located at TD Gardens - home of the Celtics. The Boston Sports Museum is a treasure trove for historical artifacts from Boston and beyond. Students enjoyed seeing championship banners including World Championships for the Celtics and Stanley Cups for the Bruins. They also learned about the history of the stadium and the players who spent time in the arena.

We’ve had a great few days here at SD Boston. We can’t wait to enjoy every moment of our last week here!  Please continue to check out the blog for a daily snapshot of our lives here!

Emerson Gazette Issue 20