WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:08.000 I decided to come to western to study visual communication design because of the small class size 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:13.000 and the fact that the professors have the opportunity to really focus on each student individually. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:20.000 music. 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:26.000 For my VCD degree this term I'm taking graphic design process and theory with Jen Bracy 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:33.000 This class is really fun because we get hands on experience of what real graphic designers do in professional settings. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:42.000 I think that the best think about Western is the faculty. In fact one of the reasons I transferred here was because I immediately had a really strong connection with Jen Bracy in particular. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:51.000 Not only did she and I get along really well right from the start, but I was incredibly impressed by her expertise and her background in the graphic design industry. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:57.000 Another thing that I really love about Western is the hands on experience that I get working at print shop. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:67.000 I was lucky enough to get this job which allows me to focus more on graphic design, bindery and customer service. And these are all really important things in the graphic design industry. 00:01:07.000 --> 00:01:12.000 After I graduate from western, I really recently started to think that I would love to stay working on a college campus, 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:21.000 My experience at the print shop has really led me to this decision because I've been lucky enough to feel the sense of community and culture that Western provides here. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:24.000 And I think that's something I would really like to have in the future too. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:28.000 Western Oregon University is the right place for me. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:35.000 music.