The opportunity to explore another degree before pursuing business means that Western draws in some of the most well-rounded and multi-talented people that I’ve ever met. As a result, I’ve started to genuinely rethink the way that I define success and failure.
It’s true―building a life for yourself at Western can be decidedly different from all that you have known. The transition from high school to university is commonly viewed as the pinnacle of “finding your place”, so here are plenty of tips that can help ease the process.
In my final year of high school, I was so unsure of what I wanted to study, and where I wanted to attend, that I applied virtually everywhere. In the end, I decided to pursue a Kinesiology and Ivey HBA dual degree at Western.
I applied for AEO in grade 12 and wrote my application on the three most significant aspects of my life: competitive dance, hospital volunteering and being the head of the Peer Support program at my high school (a program in which older students work with younger students).