Driving Through The Western University Gates Essay

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Driving through the Western University gates on Richmond Street in the Fall of 2011 was my first glance into a place I would soon call my home; although, I did not know it at first. As an impressionable 17-year-old, I did not have a clue as to what I was looking for in a university. I felt a variety of emotions when touring Western during my last year of high school, including, but not limited to, excitement, insecurity, anxiety, and confusion. Such a large campus overwhelmed me; however, I felt as though I could feel at home here. As it turns out, my intuitions proved to be correct, as the past four years have provided me with ample opportunities and experiences that have encouraged me to continue my education, and future career goals here at Western.
Fast-forward to September 2012. I do not believe I had any indication as to what I was getting into when enrolling in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. I was aware that university teaches individuals to think critically, but I did not have the faintest clue what critical thinking meant, especially in Media, Information, and Technoculture. My first year in FIMS was a learning process, and I 'm happy to say it pushed me to excel academically over the next eight months. (At least excelling in my mind). During that summer I still did not have a clear idea as to what I wanted to do for a career. But luckily, a job at a local radio station in my hometown gave me an indication to what my career goals might be. In my…

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