Third-Year Concurrent Education and English
Hello future Laurier Golden Hawks!
My name is Jessica Norman, and I am very excited to be working as a Student Ambassador for Laurier, as it allows me to share the many reasons why I fell in love with the Brantford campus. I am in my third year of Concurrent Education, with a double major in English and Society, Culture and Environment. Upon graduation, I hope to complete a Master of Education and aspire to teach elementary students.
I first toured Laurier Brantford in Grade 11 and I fell in love with the campus right away and knew that I wanted to become a Golden Hawk. My passion for Laurier continues to grow throughout my many involvements at Laurier, and I am so lucky that I am able to share my experiences and the many opportunities that are offered to Laurier students.
In Grade 12, I felt extremely anxious and excited about starting my university career. I had many questions about course selections, programs, volunteering and the community. I look forward to answering the many questions that you may have about university life, as I was in the same position a few years ago! Although I was nervous about the transition to university, Orientation Week helped introduce me to my new environment through various programs and events; it was a great way to start off my first week as a university student.
When I reflect back on my first two years of university, I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. Dedicating my time to various volunteer and employment opportunities has helped me discover my passion and remains as some of my most cherished memories at Laurier. Since my first year, I have volunteered as a General Volunteer with Laurier Students for Literacy, and this year I am excited to return to this club as an Executive. Laurier Students for Literacy provides various programs for all school-aged students within the Brantford community. I am also a returning volunteer with the Accessible Learning Centre as a note taker. A note taker anonymously provides their lecture notes to students who are registered with the Accessible Learning Centre and greatly benefit from having access to another student’s notes. I am also employed as a Peer Mentor with the Centre for Student Success, which is a great academic resource for Laurier students. In high school, I did not volunteer with any clubs, however, Laurier gave me the opportunity to become involved in unique clubs and committees due to the nature of the students on this campus. Becoming involved is what I believe to be one of the greatest parts of university, as you become introduced to fellow Golden Hawks that share common interests.
My first two years as a university student have been a major success, and coming to Laurier Brantford was one of the best decisions I have made. Laurier Brantford has truly become my home away from home, and I hope that Laurier will become your home too!
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