Senior Snapshot: Emma Battistelli ‘22
"My parents met at UNH, so initially I was against coming here… only because they told me to! I toured campus on a beautiful spring day - and instantly loved it.
Coming to UNH undecided was one of the best decisions I made. A lot of personal growth happened my freshman year as I tried to figure things out. Of course when I did decide on Paul, the number of resources that we have really blew my expectations. There are so many people here who want to help you!
The Financial Partners Program is a great example: you get paired up with a mentor from Paul's alumni network and get lunch or shadow them in the office about once a month. Even though I've never been shy, the idea of networking intimidated me. Being a part of this program really helped me get comfortable initiating networking conversations and helped me realize that UNH alumni are ALWAYS willing to help you.
I love my sorority. I lived in the house my junior year – which was a really hard time with COVID. I got really close with a group of girls and now we all have each other’s backs. Looking back, I can preach to any freshman that joining FSL is a worthwhile experience.
What I’ll miss most about UNH is having my friends and all of my favorite people in one place. It’s scary to think about next year. Everyone I’ve gotten so close with – even professors and staff – won't be around. But after graduation I’m going to be moving to Boston to live with one of my best friends. I'm working at Eaton Vance as a Mutual Fund Services Representative. I interned for them and had a great experience. There are tons of UNH grads working there!
Coming right out of high school it’s normal to care a lot about what people think of you. I’ve realized: it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of you, as long as you’re happy and doing what’s best for yourself. The last four years have made me more confident and carefree than I've ever been.
I would totally do UNH all over again. I’m definitely going to cry on graduation day... I can’t imagine changing a thing."