WEBVTT 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:08.000 I chose to major in English here at Western because of all of the fantastic professors that I first met when I came here. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:14.000 They're all really knowledgable and they all were very friendly and they really seemed to care about me, so it seemed like the perfect fit. 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:21.000 music. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:26.000 So this term one of my courses for my English major is that I'm taking The Novel of Formation. 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:31.000 There are authors like Jane Austen, James Joyce, all those kind of fun people. 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:36.000 I really like this course because you're able to see the evolution of young adult novelist from the past to the present 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:41.000 and that's really mind blowing for someone who is a young adult and enjoys reading those kind of novels. 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:48.000 One of the best things about Western is that everyone here does really care about the students. The faculty, the staff, everyone is here for the students 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:50.000 and it's a place where everyone is allowed to flourish. 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:59.000 It's also really easy to get involved on campus. Besides being an ambassador for Western I'm also the president of Triangle Alliance, which is Western's LGBTQ student club. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:62.000 My career goal is to become a college professor in literature. 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:09.000 How Western is helping do that is that I have a lot really fantastic professors who've been able to encourage me and support me throughout this process, 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:12.000 And have given me the knowledge to continue my career through grad school. 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:16.000 I always recommend that students come here because of all of the opportunities that they'll be given, 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:22.000 Personally I've been able to grow my educational and my leadership experience and I can't see myself going to any other university. 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:25.000 Western Oregon University, where every student matters. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:31.000 music.