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Narali Taglialavore, OWL president
Hi there! I am a Psychology major with a concentration in Family, Children, and Youth and a minor in sociology. My hometown is Long Island, NY. My family is from Argentina, so I love that I am blessed to have two different cultures in my life and I am fluent in Spanish. I am totally family oriented, too obsessed with my dog, and firmly believe Taylor Swift and I would be great friends.
At BU I am the President for the OWLs (Orientation Workshop Leaders). When I became an OWL, I found my family away from home. I am very dedicated to the OWLs and everything that we do. It is our main goal to make sure everyone feels comfortable when they step foot on our home, our campus.
Why I chose Bloomsburg University
I chose Bloomsburg University because as soon as I step foot on campus it felt like home. Compared to other schools I visited during high school, Bloomsburg gave me exactly what I was looking for.
I wanted to go away for college but not be too far from home either. Bloomsburg is 3 hours from home so it's not too close but not too far to go home for a weekend.
Also, BU is the perfect size and I absolutely LOVE the layout of our campus. All of the academic buildings are surrounding the Quad so the convenience of having classes in walking distance is awesome.
I felt like I would be able to leave a mark after I graduate because of the endless amount of opportunities that are offered and because of the amazing staff and friendliness of the students. The atmosphere at BU makes the transition to college life a lot easier.
What is your favorite part about Orientation?
I enjoy helping people and the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in someone's life. Specifically, I love move-in days. When I moved in, I remember feeling so welcomed by OWLs and that got me so excited to be attending BU. I love interacting with families and first year students. Move-in is pretty unique to our campus so I love how appreciative parents and students are of us. It really makes the long exhausting days well worth it.
What I wish I knew as a high school senior
Be confident. Get out of your comfort zone and try new things. College is the greatest opportunity you will ever have for personal development." Change is hard, but well worth it. As a high school senior, I wish I had realized earlier that college is a time of new beginnings and if you do it right by pursuing your dreams, doing what you love, and being who you truly are - you will succeed.
Don't try to be something you're not. Rest and eat well for as long as you can. Find your "thing" and follow through. Find a passion for learning and getting involved. Time works in mysterious ways. You don't have all the time in the world, so use it wisely. Where you'll end up, you can't predict. All you can hope for is to make the most of what you have and have been given. If you're lucky enough to be different, don't ever change!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have! I am looking forward to meeting you all during Preview Days and Welcome Weekend! GET EXCITED!!