This past Tuesday marked my final day of schooling at Brock University. I finished writing my final exam at 9:30pm, and as I walked back to my truck, I was overcome with nostalgia and a bittersweet sensation regarding my final day of university.
Don’t get me wrong – I am thrilled to be finished university. Four years of English Language and Literature was, quite honestly, more than enough for me, and I am quite content with the fact that I will not have to write another university essay. However, my studies at Brock were absolutely wonderful, and I credit my pleasant memories and positive experiences at the school to the incredible atmosphere that exists on campus and the unique relationships students are able to form with professors.
One of the main reasons I selected Brock as my university of study was because of its smaller student population. Having smaller class sizes and programs overall ensures that students are able to communicate with their professors and get to know them on a personal level, and it was so comforting to know that my professors knew my by name rather than as a number in their vast class sizes. I have been able to meet and interact with some of the best teachers I have ever had, and I plan to remain in touch with them now that I have completed university.
An additional aspect of Brock that allows for it to be so wonderful is its sense of student and community. By the time I had reached my fourth and final year of study, it was rare to have pupils in my courses that I had not yet met already, and I have been able to establish friendships with fellow peers in my program that will likely last a lifetime.
Brock’s campus is beautiful, it is located in a great area, and it has ensured that my university education was as positive as possible, with the exception of a few hiccups. I am proud to say I am Brock alumni and I look forward to returning to the school in June for my official graduation.