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Emily Helms

Emily Helms

Emily Helms
Office: 540-828-5367
Text: 540-613-5824
ehelms@bridgewater.edu
Hometown: Boone, NC
Degree: B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Communication Studies (Bridgewater College)

What brought you to Bridgewater College?

Bridgewater is one of those places that just feels like home.  I knew from the moment that I stepped on campus as a senior in high school that I wanted to come here and spend the next four years of college here.  Everyone at BC is so supportive and caring, which made my transition from student to staff much easier.  I love the friendships and the overall outstanding community that Bridgewater has created.  It is one that most don’t see on other college campuses. The lasting relationships that I have created while on campus will last me a lifetime, and that is something that I want to share with other individuals.

What advice do you have about the college search process?

Make pros/cons lists! There are things that you are going to like and dislike about each place that you visit during your college search.  One of the most difficult decisions is the one where you decide which college to attend.  After you visit a college, write down a few things that you did like, and some that you didn’t, just to refresh your memory when you are making the final decision. In the end, your college should be a great fit for you; a welcoming a comforting environment that will lead to you becoming a more successful individual.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Interacting with prospective students is a wonderful aspect of this job.  Being able to meet and talk with future students about Bridgewater College and the things that it provides for them is really exciting.  I think that being one of the first interactions with a student on campus really shows them the warm and welcoming environment that Bridgewater has and it allows them to know that it is more than just other students that produce the fun community, but faculty and staff as well!