The Happy Happy Husky

Have a question? Ask me anything!   Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a 4th year Communications Major at Northeastern University with a concentration in Media Studies and minors in International Affairs and Business Administration. When I'm not blogging about my time here at school, you can catch me daydreaming about my semester spent in Florence, scoping out the cupcake scene on Newbury Street, researching new places to explore in the world, or binge-watching Scandal.

Have a question? Concern? Want to just say hi? Ask me here, or follow me on Twitter @NU_Jess!

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    northeasterncamd:

This is a picture of me at the John Lennon wall in Prague, which I visited while studying abroad. I found the “Just Happy” section and felt it described me well. NameJessicaHometownMonroe, New YorkProgramCommunication Studies (Media Studies) with minors in International Affairs and Business AdministrationFavorite Thing About BostonI love how Boston is such a young city. You’re surrounded by other college students, whether you’re at Fenway, shopping down Newbury, at a concert at the House of Blues, exploring the North and South Ends, or heading out at night. It’s so vibrant and welcoming, and the sense of Boston pride is astounding. Advice for Incoming StudentsNow’s the time to step out of your comfort zone. Northeastern has so many diverse opportunities; so why not embrace your secret love of musical theater, join an intramural broomball team, or travel to Cuba on a study abroad? You have absolutely nothing to lose. 

Hey hey it’s me!

    northeasterncamd:

    This is a picture of me at the John Lennon wall in Prague, which I visited while studying abroad. I found the “Just Happy” section and felt it described me well. 

    Name
    Jessica

    Hometown
    Monroe, New York

    Program
    Communication Studies (Media Studies) with minors in International Affairs and Business Administration

    Favorite Thing About Boston
    I love how Boston is such a young city. You’re surrounded by other college students, whether you’re at Fenway, shopping down Newbury, at a concert at the House of Blues, exploring the North and South Ends, or heading out at night. It’s so vibrant and welcoming, and the sense of Boston pride is astounding. 

    Advice for Incoming Students
    Now’s the time to step out of your comfort zone. Northeastern has so many diverse opportunities; so why not embrace your secret love of musical theater, join an intramural broomball team, or travel to Cuba on a study abroad? You have absolutely nothing to lose. 

    Hey hey it’s me!

    — 2 months ago with 2 notes
    Can’t find views like this in the city! My favorite ice cream place in good ol’ New York.

    Can’t find views like this in the city! My favorite ice cream place in good ol’ New York.

    — 2 months ago
    #ice cream  #city  #suburbia  #warwick  #bellvale 
    Anonymous asked: Hi! I am a junior in high school who will be applying to Northeastern next year. I am curious as to what the most popular majors are? I personally am looking into majoring in Journalism/Communications. Does the major you declare on your application have ANY effect on the admissions decision? Thanks! :)


    Answer:

    Hi there!

    It’s interesting because I’ve found each student has a different perspective on what majors are the most popular depending on who your friends are, what clubs you participate in, etc. Personally, I see our engineering and business programs as pretty popular, but have definitely seen growth in the others in my few years here. Plus we have so many majors that it’s hard to narrow it down! 

    And if you’re looking to major in Journalism/Comm, you’ve come to the right place. I’m a Communication Studies major, and would love to help you out with any other questions you have specifically about our major/College of Arts, Media and Design. 

    The major you declare does not have an effect on your admissions decision - I believe that each college/major has a similar acceptance rate. If you have more specific questions regarding the application process, you can always reach out to admissions@neu.edu

    So happy you’re going to apply. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    — 2 months ago
    14 Ways to Enjoy the Nice Weather in Boston This Summer

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    nustudentlife:

    14 Ways to Enjoy the Nice Weather in Boston This Summer

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    Now that the thermometer has broken 70 degrees, it’s time to get out of your dorms and apartments to enjoy this beautiful summer weather and marvel at all that Boston has to offer! BostInno just posted a list of free and cheap events going on in and around Boston. Events include free art and salsa lessons, free outdoor concerts and performances, and Boston Calling Block Parties! Follow the link…

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    — 2 months ago with 3 notes
    Update from Suburbia

    Hi all! 

    I’m back and settled in New York, and s l o w l y but surely adjusting to suburban life. Leaving the city to head back into my hometown is interesting…but it’s always nice to be home with my friends, family, and my little Morkie named Ruby. 

    You may remember in my last post that I said I was taking online accounting towards my business minor. Oops, that did not last very long! I quickly realized that the online style of learning was not ideal for me, and I decided to put off taking the class until next spring, when I can take it inside a classroom. It was definitely a learning experience, but now my summer has freed up quite a bit!

    I’ll be heading back into Boston for my birthday (turning it into a birthday week with my friends, oops!), then will have to kick it into high gear to get things ready for Staples (ahh!), and my new apartment. 

    I wish I had more to update y’all on, but life here in the suburbs ain’t that exciting. Something that is exciting though? NU orientation!! Who’s going? Let me know if you have any questions before or after. Happy to help! 

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #Northeastern  #northeastern university  #nu  #Neu  #Boston  #college 
    Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm a high school junior and will be visiting Northeastern this summer! What all does a communications major entail? Is it easy to minor/ concentrate in an area different than your major? Did you know as a freshman what major you would go into or did you change it? One more question: What is the best cupcake place in Boston? :)


    Answer:

    Hi - so excited for you to join us on campus this summer!

    The communications major is very broad, and has classes ranging from production, to media studies, to political communication, to public speaking and rhetoric, and to organizational communication. You can create your own path with whatever you’re interested in. Personally, I’m a media studies person, and I take a lot of courses regarding issues in media, television analysis, and publicity. However, there’s loads of flexibility if you want to explore all of your options.  I did come into Northeastern as a Communications major, and I’ve stuck through!

    It’s absolutely so easy to minor in another area. I’m both an International Affairs minor as well as a Business Administration minor, which are in two separate schools than the College of Arts, Media and Design. As long as you’re organized, declaring and accomplishing minors will be a piece of cake. 

    Ahhh, the cupcake question! While chains like Sweet Cupcake and Georgetown Cupcake are typical fan favorites, I’ve found the best cupcakes to be Oak Leaf Bakery on Westland Avenue. It’s super close to campus (and right down the street from my apartment).  Definitely try them out when you visit NU :)

    Let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy your visit!

    — 2 months ago
    Anonymous asked: Hey! Do you know when you can move in in your dorm for the fall semester? On the website it says that you'll get an email, but I'm an International student and I kinda want to know, so I can book my flight. Thank you! xx.


    Answer:

    Hi there! 

    Each residence hall is a bit different, so I hate to say it, but you’ll probably need to wait for the email.  If I remember correctly, you’ll be receiving that email with your housing assignment mid-June. However, if it’s still something you’re concerned about, perhaps email housing and explain the situation. 

    See you on campus!!

    — 2 months ago
    Anonymous asked: I've just payed my deposit and was wondering how you were able to be a blogger for neu? thanks!


    Answer:

    Hi! So happy you’re coming to NU. Right now the blogs are being done through Husky Ambassadors, so come join us when you get to campus! It’s an application process, so take the time now to tune up your writing skills and put your best foot forward :)

    — 3 months ago
    Anonymous asked: Hi Jessica! I will be attending Northeastern next year, and I was wondering about the social life on campus. Are people generally open and willing to make new friends, or do they keep to themselves? I am pretty nervous about having to make new friends all over again!


    Answer:

    Yay! Congratulations on making your decision! 

    You’ll find that especially during freshman year, everyone is in the same boat regarding new friends.  We all come to college nervous about this stuff, and you’ll absolutely begin to find your niche, whether it’s through your LLC, classes, roommates, or clubs you join on campus.  With a school of about 15,000 students, you’ll have no issue :) You’ll continue to make friends through the years as well. 4/5 years is a long time, and definitely more than enough time to find your group.

    Let me know if you have any further questions!

    — 3 months ago
    Anonymous asked: So I got missed the May 1st deadline for deposit because my financial aid information came in May 2nd. I couldn't commit to a school before I knew how much I had to pay for you know? Does the school allow late deposits? Also, how is the freshman dorm regarding its cleanness? how many rooms to a bathroom? and are there single rooms available for freshmen?


    Answer:

    Hi there -

    In regards to missing the deadline, I’d contact admissions directly to discuss your next steps. 

    As for freshman residence halls - the common areas (including hallways, common rooms and bathrooms) are cleaned daily. As for your own room, it’s up to you! However, if you do live in International Village, you will also be required to clean your own bathroom. There’s no set number for the amount of rooms to a bathroom, but the bathrooms are huge and can accommodate quite a number of people. I shared my bathroom freshman year with about 50 other girls, and never had to wait for a stall or shower.  And yes, there are single rooms available - you can request one on your housing deposit I believe.

    Let me know if you have any further questions! 

    — 3 months ago