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rpritchett@wlu.ca
Campus Ambassador
Third-Year Economics
Richmond Hill, ON

Hey Future Golden Hawks! Congratulations on making the first step in pursuing a post-secondary degree at this amazing school!

My name is Ryan Pritchett, and I am a third-year honours Economics student here at Laurier. I was born and raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and this is my first year being a campus ambassador. This school has given me so much while simultaneously becoming my home away from home. I am truly excited to have this opportunity to share my experiences and to show you how great Laurier is.

Throughout high school, my one biggest regret was that I was not involved in many extracurricular activities. Coming to Laurier in September 2014, I made it my mission to get involved and participate in as many outreach activities as possible while focusing on topics that I was most interested in. One of the many great aspects of Laurier is that there is always something for everyone! I was a member of SOS, a tutoring system founded at Laurier where upper year students who have previously aced a course teach exam and midterm prep sessions to students currently enrolled. All the funds raised from this club go to help build schools in third world countries.

In my first year, I decided to get involved the Greek community by joining one of the three fraternities on campus, Sigma Chi. I soon became brothers with 55 really cool guys, while serving on their executive council. I am currently an active member and will be spending first semester serving as their philanthropy chairman.

To keep active, I play on various intramural sports teams, such as soccer, volleyball and dodgeball. This September, I look forward to welcoming the graduating class of 2019, as I will be an orientation icebreaker – an upper year student who will help guide first years through the ropes at Laurier!

Aside from my extracurricular experiences, Laurier has also given me the opportunity to have one-of-a-kind academic experiences. I will be taking a semester abroad for the winter 2016 term to study at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. This is something that I have wanted to experience for a while now, and Laurier has one of the best programs to connect you with over sixty schools around the world.

No matter what path you take at Laurier – joining clubs, sports, or social groups – never forget that there is a community of 16,000 students who will always be watching out for you. Whether you’ve chosen to attend Laurier or are in the process of deciding, I hope to show you what an amazing place this school is.


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