I am well into my second year at Glendon. Although everything is familiar, in many ways my second year is totally different. This year I am involved and contributing to life at Glendon. I am amazed at the difference involvement has made to the quality of time I spend at Glendon. During my first week, the usual fears plagued me – what if no one talks to me? Have I become stupid over the summer? Will I be able to make friends my own age? Not possible, no and yes!
Things took a turn for the better the moment I decided to get involved! School is about connecting with the world around you; that is part of the learning process! I am curious about the world around me – but I couldn’t just be an observer anymore, I wanted to be a participant!
This year I have joined two (2) clubs: Glendon’s Model United Nations and the Foreign Affairs Council. In addition, I have asked to be included on the volunteer roster at the Office of Recruitment. Joining clubs has made it much easier for me to meet people. I am feeling confident!
I can remember seeing my fellow classmates last year and thinking: how are they on such good terms with Glendon’s faculty and staff? The answer was really simple: they got involved. In case you are wondering, what types of clubs you can find at Glendon, take a look at the list with descriptions here:
I guess what I want to say is that while things may look familiar the second time around, your experience can be totally different – but it really all up to you. Take the leap!