2016 Road Warrior Series: Hilary Holmes
Meet Hilary Holmes, someone who LOVES the University of Guelph so much, that she has chosen to return for her second year as a Liaison Officer! She graduated from the Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. She was a tour guide, and now gets to take you on a more "virtual" tour of campus, our programs, and her experience at U of G.
What is your favourite thing about U of G?
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!
This is the only school I toured that felt like home!
Please describe your campus & community involvement while at U of G (i.e. clubs, athletics, student organizations, jobs).
- Campus Tour Guide
- Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Help and Advocacy Centre
- Client Services Representative in the Department of Athletics
- CSA Foodbank Volunteer
- Intramural Volleyball, Soccer and Hockey
- Orientation Volunteer
What prompted you to become a Liaison Officer? What excites you the most about this position?
Working as a campus tour guide was one of the most memorable and most rewarding experiences I had while I was a student at Guelph, so I always thought that after graduation I’d love to hit the road as a Liaison Officer! This is my second season; I had such a great time travelling across Ontario last year and speaking with high school students and their families that I had to come back for more! I am so excited to go to new places and meet even more people this year, and all to talk about my #1 favourite topic, the University of Guelph. I can’t wait to help students get their Guelph story started!
What advice would you offer to potential U of G students?
Ask questions, do your research and try to find the school that offers the best overall package for you. Consider the whole experience, academic program, opportunities to get involved, the food, the city, the on-campus facilities, etc. 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!
We’re here to help, so never be scared to reach out to our Admissions Department with any and all questions!
Let Hilary 'guide' you to the school of your dreams. See what we did there?