• Caitlin Netzer

    Caitlin Netzer

    Class of 2014
    North Branch, MN
    Advertising/Public Relations

    Caitlin's Bio:
    I’m an Advertising/Public Relations major with a concentration in production and design. I’m also minoring in management and marketing. I’m a social media assistant here at the College and love every second of it. Not only does it involve hands on experience in my major, but sets a great foundation for my future. I love to go out in Duluth and spend a lot time with some of my best friends and family. St. Scholastica has made such a huge impact on my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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The Greatness of Roommates

I would be lying if I said I didn’t worry every year before school about my living situations. Freshmen year is a totally weird feeling. You go from being at home, to living with a person you most likely have never seen in your life, and the next minute they’re your best friend (at least in my case). Then you meet new people and start to do things with them. Eventually you become friends and in many cases, roommates.

I never felt a huge need to live with my friends, it just kind of happened. We were all like, “Hey I like you and I know you, so wanna live together?”  Then it happened. Sometimes it was like eh, I kinda like you right now, you’re also kind of annoying, but I love you still. Other times we just didn’t get along. It really wasn’t a big deal, because the next minute we were dying laughing. Those were how my first few years went.

There’s something that’s almost kind of “special” when you have the right kind of roommates. This year I live with someone who I met on the first night of school. She is the FIRST person that I had ever done something with in college. Ari and I just by chance decided to live together. It was a great decision. She’ll pick me up when things aren’t good, we have so many memories, and we just really care about each other. Now Tess I didn’t know. She was just someone Ari knew and THANK GOD Ari knew her. She’s amazing. Where have you been all my life? We connect in a way that is truly different. We talk. Just talk. We’ve both been through the same things. She just gets it. When I look back I don’t know what I was worried about, I don’t know what any of us were worried about.  My other roommate, Alyssa isn’t around much because of her capstone in the cities, but when she is, we just lay low and enjoy our time at school. We’ve had many fun nights together!

Going into living situations kind of blindly almost gives you better results. You have no preconceived ideas of how it should be.  I mean me and Ari were close, but I didn’t hold expectations to it. I just let it happen. If you’re worried about your future roommate, you might just be worrying about your future best friend and lifelong friend. These are my friends for life all because we grew together and leaned on each other.

*Don’t get mad at me if it doesn’t go the same way haha. It very well might not, BUT there are so many opportunities in college and experiences. Even those bad situations might just bring better friends/roommates! Good luck.




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