2015 Road Warrior Series: Hilary Holmes
Say HELLO to Hilary Holmes, another new face to the 2015 Liaison Officer squad. Having been a University Tour Guide, she may already be very well known on campus. But now, she gets to take high school students on a more 'virtual' tour of the school, its programs, services and processes, and share her experiences as a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology major & Psychology minor graduate!
What is your favourite thing about UofG?
The people! U of G has a great community atmosphere and everyone is always happy to lend a helping hand. I also love the size of our campus and community – there are so many people to meet and so many different opportunities to get involved - but at the same time it’s not overwhelming and you will always run in to someone you know. I also love the City of Guelph – it’s a beautiful place to live!
Please describe your campus & community involvement while at UofG.
Volunteer Note-Taker for the Student Accessibility Services, University of Guelph Ambassador (UoGA), Orientation Volunteer, Central Student Association Food Bank Volunteer, Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN) student society, Student Help and Advocacy Centre Volunteer Coordinator (1 year), Client Services Representative at the W.F. Mitchell Centre (3 years), “full-time” Tour Guide (3 years). I also loved to play intramural sports during my time at Guelph (indoor/outdoor soccer, volleyball, hockey).
What prompted you to become a Liaison Officer?
As a Tour Guide in the Admissions department, I loved talking with prospective students and families and being a small part of their decision to come to the University of Guelph. The Liaison Officer position just seemed like another awesome opportunity to do that! I love to share how much I love U of G and I’m excited to take my stories and experiences to high schools across Ontario!
What advice would you offer to potential UofG students?
Take advantage of every opportunity! U of G is the perfect place to get involved and explore all of your different interests; join clubs and student societies, play intramurals, go on an exchange, get to know your professors, and just have fun! Working hard and studying are definitely important too – but balancing school and the student experience is what will make university the best four years of your life!
Be on the lookout for this warrior in the upcoming months! Let Hilary 'guide' you to the school of your dreams. That was cheesy, but we had to...