WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 Music 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:10.000 I chose to major in political science at Western Oregon University because I want to make a difference in the community around me 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:17.000 Music 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:22.000 This is my last term at Western and I am currently in governmental budgeting with professor Dover 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:26.000 While budgeting is not the funnest subject, Dover makes it exciting and easy to learn 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:30.000 The best thing about Western's faculty is their level of personableness 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:38.000 I'm able to go and talk to the professors one on one many times during the week if necessary to complete assignments 00:00:38.000 --> 00:00:40.000 and they're always willing to help me 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 As a senior I was asked to participate in this years academic excellence showcase 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:48.000 with my presentation on civic engagement and how to connect with your community 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:52.000 Aside from schoolwork here at Western I am also an intern in the president's office 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:55.000 assisting with policy updates for the policy council 00:00:55.000 --> 00:00:60.000 This is a great opportunity because it's a chance for me to actually apply the skills I've learned during my education 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:08.000 With my undergraduate degree in political science I plan on attending graduate school and receiving a master's degree in public policy and administration 00:01:08.000 --> 00:01:10.000 with hopes of working with a state agency 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:13.000 I would definitely recommend Western to other college students 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:20.000 because as a first generation college student the faculty and staff have the skills necessary to help guide you through college 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:22.000 Western Oregon University is the right place for me 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:30.000 Music