With OUAC Application deadlines right around the corner, I’m sure that many of you are facing the dilemma of having to choose between schools that sound awesome,look even better but most importantly, choosing to make the decision with both your heart AND your brains….I know that was my rock and a hard place two years ago, so here’s my insight on “Why Brock?”
It’s a question I hear all the time: whether from my professors, prospective students or even my friends and current Badgers. “Why Brock?” As a Concurrent Education student, I could have chosen a number of better-known schools that I was accepted to, because let’s face it, Brock is a fairly new, 50 year old school. There are plenty of post-secondary institutions out there that offer Education programs with a Dramatic Arts focus, and honestly I don’t know why I chose Brock, I just knew that it was right. From the second my foot touched the asphalt on the Lot D parking lot, I knew that Brock was right for me. Of course “I just knew” isn’t going to help future badgers like yourselves understand why Brock just might be the school for you; so let’s break it down:
I love to keep active. Not in the “I’m going to the gym” kind of active (because let’s face it…I don’t use the full advantage of our free gym membership that Brock students get…), I mean community active. For as long as I can remember I have been playing an active role in my school community, whether it’s running events or producing my own plays; I’ve done it all. This was definitely my first tangible reason for choosing Brock. While all students will focus on having strong academics, it’s just as important to keep involved in student life, and with Brock’s ‘both sides of the brain’ philosophy, you can do just that.
There isn’t a focus on one-or-the-other here at Brock, because Brock recognizes that both sides of life are important to the average student. With such a strong community base here at Sir Isaac’s long-standing namesake, it’s hard to pass up life at Brock without keeping involved in something. Whether it’s being a leading member of a student club/organisation, sitting as an elected member on the Brock University Students’ Administration Council (BUSAC) or involvement opportunities through the Student Life Department among plenty of other opportunities, it is actually pretty hard to be a Brock student and not keep active in the school community.
Being a medium sized campus definitely has its advantages, especially with a campus that isn’t in the downtown core of some bustling big city; here at Brock there’s definitely more of a family feel to everything that we do here. Professors take the time to learn your name and learn about your interests, your likes and dislikes, how you learn best, etc. and make their best attempt at putting that knowledge into action, and that’s really the least that a humble old student can ask for, isn’t it?
So maybe that’s why I chose Brock, future Badgers. Because Brock loves its students just as much as we love it, and when Badgers love to keep involved, that counts for something, right?
Brock On Badgers!