Fourth-Year Psychology (Research Specialist)
My name is Emily Weatherhead and I am a fourth-year Psychology Student with the Research Specialization at Wilfrid Laurier University! I am so excited that you’re thinking about making Laurier your home; there’s absolutely no where else I could imagine myself. Coming to university is a huge adjustment wherever you go, but if there’s one thing I can say about Laurier it’s that we love our first year students. There are a ton of different resources in place for you, both throughout Orientation Week and throughout the year, that really make sure you can always get the support you need!
I always say that I chose Laurier to follow my passion, but this is where I ended up finding it. I started out as a piano major in the Music program in the hopes of pursuing Music Therapy, but realised that I loved my psychology courses so much that I wanted to major in Psychology instead. I made my switch in the summer of my second year, and now I am heavily involved in the Psychology Department, doing research in Developmental and Community Psychology! I hope to become a child and family therapist one day, and Laurier’s community-oriented approach has already given me a ton of real world experience right here in Waterloo.
Outside of my involvement with research, I have been heavily involved with student leadership on this campus! I was a House Council Arts representative in my first year, an off-campus don in my second year, and a House Council advisor in my third year! (Ask your dons about House Council – it’s an amazing way to get involved in your first year.) I am also a C-League Intramural Dodgeball Champion, so I consider myself to be a pretty impressive athlete as well. There are a million ways to get involved on this campus, so make sure that you find something that you’ll fall in love with too.
I cannot wait to meet you, and I hope that you can find your passion here at Laurier too.
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