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Sara Karwacki '00

Sara Karwacki '00"...The friends I made at Emerson are still a very important part of my life."

Were you an undergraduate, graduate student or both?

Undergraduate student.

Why did you decide to come to Emerson?

A school that focused on communication and the arts seemed like the ideal environment in which to learn journalism skills and get concrete experience. I also loved the appeal of the city of Boston being my campus, with all its resources and opportunities.

How is Emerson a part of your life today?

I am actively involved in the alumni community, and the friends I made at Emerson are still a very important part of my life. The experience we share as Emersonians, even if we all didn't attend during the exact same years, bonds us on a deep level.

Describe a favorite Emerson memory.

I loved being an Orientation Leader. The training allowed me to make new friends with my fellow OLs, and then we all got to share our experience and knowledge of Emerson with incoming students. It was a great feeling to show them how welcoming the school and its people could be, and what they could look forward to in the next four years.

Tell us about an "Emerson Connection."

I met my boyfriend of almost nine years, also an alum, through a mutual Emerson friend!

What is your title and how would you describe what you do to a current undergraduate?

I am the editorial associate in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. I edit all the materials that the chief of the division and his research team submit for publication, including medical journal articles and chapters of medical textbooks.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Work as hard as you can and take every opportunity that you can. But don't forget to give yourself a break now and then!

What advice do you have for recent graduates?

Keep the connections you've made during your college years. Stay involved, and don't burn your bridges. You never know who might be able to get you a job, an apartment, etc. one day!
 

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The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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