WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:09.000 I chose Western Oregon University because I liked the size of the campus, and the size of the classes. 00:00:09.000 --> 00:00:14.000 And then I found out that it's the only school in Oregon that offers a bachelors in gerontology. 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:21.000 music. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:24.000 This term I'm taking a psychology course on death and dying. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:30.000 I think it's important to take this course as a gerontology major because you're working with older adults, 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:33.000 who have more experience with death. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:39.000 What I really like about the WOU faculty is the personal attention, they know your name, they're always willing to work with you, 00:00:39.000 --> 00:00:42.000 and they're very driven to help your success. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:48.000 One thing I find valuable about Western's gerontology program, is that they require you to do two internships. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:54.000 So I'm currently on my second internship at Center 50 plus which is a senior center in Salem, Oregon. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:59.000 Here I've learned the different roles and duties that the director and the staff members do. 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:04.000 Currently I'm also president of the Gerontology Student Association here on campus. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:09.000 We're a service based club that focuses on serving older adults in our community. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:13.000 My career goal has always been to be an occupational therapist. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:18.000 Thanks to my experiences here at Western and the gerontology program, I've already been accepted 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:22.000 to a Master's program at Mid Western University in Arizona. 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:27.000 I would recommend Western to other students because of the campus community that's here. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:34.000 Without the support of my professors and my experiences through my internships I don't think I would have been able to achieve 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:38.000 my career goal. Western Oregon University is the right place for me. 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:46.000 music.