Students in the Community Engagement Option, 2016-17
Students in the Community Engagement Option, 2015-16
"All in all, to be a part of the Community Engagement Option has been one of the best decisions I have made in my educational career..."
Without this Option I believe I would still be this hopeful and passionate person with the same social values- however not sure where to direct these beliefs in practice. Now, I know. I intend to utilize all I have learned here in the work field that is geared towards health organizations and/or international development and beyond into advocating with members, rather than for.
"My experiences throughout the semester have greatly impacted my career goals and choices. Because of my experiences, I have realized that I want to work somewhere that I will enjoy myself. I want to be in a place where I share the values of my employer. ... These values include much of what we discussed in the course and many of the same TWC values of hospitality, inclusion, sustainability, and community. I can honestly say that I did not expect the Community Engagement Option to help me figure out what I want to do in my future, but it did."
Students in the Community Engagement Option, 2014-2015
“This experience has been eye opening and has made me want to step out of my comfort zone to see where else I can be involved in the community. It got me out of the student rut and into a place where I have more motivation than ever to strive to be better and do good things.”
“… my favourite university class that I have experienced so far. I enjoyed seeing the theories we read about actually being implemented in current organizations.”
“This experience has given me a more positive light on my critical perspective of the world. This experience has shown there is good, there is possibility, there is hope."
"Being in this option has taught me many things about myself, the community and has shifted my perceptions for the future. My primary goal is to find meaningful work for myself. As well I see the role that being engaged in a community can have."