I first chose to study at Langara because I lived in the area, but I never thought that a decision I made based on convenience would open up so many doors. I worked in theatre and acting for a long time. As I got older, decided that it was time to go back to school.
I liked the idea of a college as it provided a space for me to explore my options and provided me with the opportunity to find myself as a mature student.
I received a number of scholarships from Langara and I am so appreciative. The scholarships allowed me to start thinking and dreaming bigger. It allowed me to see myself as being good enough to go into academia. Since I went back to school as a mature student, I was essentially starting my career over, so I didn’t know what my own potential was. The scholarship allowed me to aim higher. I am currently at SFU finishing up my psychology degree and I hope to go on to graduate school.
My experience at Langara and the support I received better prepared me for SFU. I am very excited to start planning my own research and to keep on learning.
Langara to me means opportunities and exploring my potential. It gave me a chance to explore intellectually. What stands out to me the most is the mentorship that I had from people at Langara. The smaller environment really gave me a chance to get to know people to a higher degree and that support was the most important thing for me.