Ambassador Profile - Melissa
My Laurier Brantford Experience
My name is Melissa, and Iím excited to be in my fourth year as a Laurier student enrolled in both Leadership and Human Rights & Human Diversity. Upon graduation, I plan to find work for a non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights and development.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, ďOnce the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size.Ē I believe that this speaks to my Laurier experience because everything that Iíve learned here, inside and outside the classroom, has contributed to my education and expanded my perspective. My extra-curricular experiences have not only helped me develop friendships and offered fun experiences, but they have allowed me to learn about myself and how I view the world around me. From planning events on campus, to playing intramural hockey, to helping with Orientation Week, the activities Iíve been involved with have all contributed to my development as an individual.
Laurier Brantfordís small campus offers a unique university experience, with many opportunities for getting involved and making connections. I remember being completely intimidated about university as I entered my first year, but from my first day on campus I was put at ease by everyone I met. From faculty to staff to student volunteers, it is my belief that everyone at Laurier wants to ensure that students are provided the best student experience possible. I canít imagine being a student anywhere else in the world.