Interview with my friend aidan!
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Interview my friend Aidan today about his, um, experience. I'm a political science major with minors in public policy analysis and speech and debate here. You ve and I've been on student government since my freshman year. I'm involved in local politics in college Democrats here in Vermont, on dime on the Lawrence debate union. The way do you want to tell us a little bit about how you came to choose UVM on your experience? So I chose UVM because I wanted to get get out of Boston, get out of Massachusetts. I still wanted somewhere close enough for my parents would come and visit. We're not close enough where they could just drop it. So I got UVM knowing I was gonna do political science. I knew that politics and government were really accessible here in the month. That goes true for a lot of other businesses and other majors. I know in downtown Burlington, there's along a lot of opportunities that assumes, make use of way, have Medical Center right on campus. So chose Vermont because it felt like a new experience, something that I could really kind of find myself. I want it something that you know, because we're much such a small school and such a small state, you're able Teoh, get direct access to so many people. You know, I've had senators come in and talk to my classes. Had Lieutenant Governor come in and talk to us and that such a cool experience way links to so many avenues? Definitely. I don't even think that's just the not only is it the area, I think UVM doesn't a special job with letting students kind of like dive into their interests, whether it's like flexible internship program rules or like professors that are always apt to like, give new insights on internships or jobs. The UVM, with a lot of other great programs to does a great job setting people up to kind of do what they want. When you talk a little bit more about the academic culture here at UVM and your expenses. That may be what you've seen other friends experience here. UVM. I think academics and sort of prep for the next step in people's lives isn't just academic, but it's pretty immersive. Then a lot of students make sure they're trying to do research that kind of immerse themselves a lot, picking up internships that work specifically with credit. So instead of just being the normal college work in science internship program at the Agriculture and Life Sciences, they have something to like their internship coordinators a lot more in depth with, like what work they're doing and things like that. You had to tell your high school self one big piece of advice. Now, as you're entering your senior year, what would that be? Um, I would tell myself toe, try to think seriously, not about what career path I want or like, what job you want, what sector you want. I knew going into college that I really liked working with people, and I like talking about things people, um and I could have really applied myself and taking a lot of advantages of political science or public communications right when I started. You don't have to know exactly what you're getting into, especially at the beginning of your college time at UVM. But I really wish my high school self looked at a lot of the opportunities that were out there for me. Freshman year that didn't find about find out about until sophomore year. I feel like my big piece advice I would have given to my high school self was to get more involved right away and just kind of explore take more classes for fun, got involved in that club. Just cause it seems interesting and not because it necessarily align with my goals that I wanted. Um, I really feel like I sort of found myself at UVM like that. Like, I did find myself like I don't know if I would have found the self that I found without for you.