There are so many great things that can be said about Western and all the people that make it what it is. Being that I am going into the last year of my undergrad, I can say that I could not imagine myself being anywhere else. One of the best things about Western is the variety that it offers. There is absolutely something for everyone. Western satisfies everyone’s interests no matter what they may be. The most important point is that you have to take those opportunities. One of the most crucial pieces of advice I can give is to get involved. Do not get discouraged by the size of the school, Western is incredibly welcoming. Getting involved not only ensures that you are staying busy and enjoying your interests, but it really gives you a chance to meet new people and get the most out of your Western experience.
In my years at Western I have had the pleasure of being an executive member on the Political Science Association, a student initiative Get REAL, the Sociology Student Association, and a member of the Social Science Student Council. Making the decision to join these clubs has been the best decision I could have made. It is so important to stay focused on academics, but ultimately university has a lot to do with learning experiences as a whole. This is your chance to learn about yourself and to learn about life, not just to learn things in the classroom.
Coming into Western may be very intimidating at first, but it is important to remember that it is your four years and it is only going to be as great as you make it. Take chances, try new things, and always remain open to new experiences- it will only make your years at Western better.
- Jasmine Baker BA'13