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Student Vlogger Emily Pasqualetto Broadcasts Life as a USciences Student
Bright and bubbly first-year student EMILY PASQUALETTO DrOT’23 is inviting prospective students into her life, dorm room, study group, and USciences experience through weekly video blogs posted on YouTube.
Pasqualetto, from Toms River, New Jersey, said she was inspired to use her iPhone camera to document life as a student at USciences after seeing students from other schools like Temple University sharing so much about their campus life.
“Just being able to show people what life here is like, it gives kids a view that they aren’t necessarily seeing at open houses or hearing from the adults,” she said. “I am just trying to reach out to as many people as I can. Kids will believe other kids more than they will adults. If I can be a friendly face on campus or answer any questions they have, it would be nice to do that.”
Picking up her phone and filming her life is something new for Pasqualetto, who didn’t consider herself a blogger until a few months ago. It was only because her roommate wasn’t able to make it to orientation that she thought to film it and edit it together.
“I never thought I was going to post it, but when I did I got a lot of great feedback,” she said.
Since September, Pasqualetto has delighted her YouTube audience with weekly videos posted on Saturdays. The videos, in which she shares everything from what she carries in her backpack to a tour of campus, have racked up more than 8,000 views. She’s connected offline with high school students interested in attending USciences, answering questions they may have or tailoring her next video topics to their interests.
In a video about why she chose USciences, Pasqualetto said she was wooed away from her first choice school because of the excellent educational opportunities and the individual attention she got from her admissions counselor.
“There is just a feeling [here], when I walked on to campus, and I was like, ‘Wow, this is home.’” she recounted in the video. “And you leave school with a USciences degree, and people will see that and be like, ‘Oh, snap.’”
Pasqualetto said her passion for science and healthcare stems from seeing occupational therapists in her mother’s school classroom and in her younger sister’s speech therapy sessions.
“I always knew I wanted to go into a field that helped people, but when I saw the OTs working with students, I knew that was the career for me because they really did make an impact bettering someone’s life,” she said.
As she continues to have all of the experiences of a student at USciences, she hopes to share more of the student experience with her ever-growing number of viewers and subscribers on YouTube.
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