At Huron’s March Break Open House, Nagham Ghonaim was struck by the warm, collegial atmosphere. She comments that, “I really liked that all the Globalization professors that I met were so friendly.” This observation has remained a fixture in her classes. Even in ‘large’ classes of 60 students, this London native “can always interact with the professor.” She goes on to say “I can always have that connection. All of them know my name, and that’s something that I love about being a Huron student.”
Alongside the relationships developed with professors is stimulating course material. While the content is challenging, her program of study remains Nagham’s favourite thing about Huron. “I’ve never really had classes that dealt with globalization and global aid, but feel as though everything I’m learning I’m absorbing so much. I feel like this is information that’s useful to anyone.”
Nagham has been able to put into practice the theories of globalization and engagement taught in the classroom. A member of Western’s Model UN, The Muslim Students' Association, and the Political Sciences Students' Association, this Huron student is making the most of the learning opportunities that exist on main campus and more broadly, in London.
She advises incoming Huron students to take the time to discover your passion. “What you’re passionate about is what you’re going to do well in,” she comments. This Development Studies student goes on to say that “Some people will tell you ‘Have a job in mind, have a goal, have a set place where you want to end up.’ Yes, it’s important to know that what you’re taking will lead to a job eventually, but don’t let that discourage you from pursuing what you want to do.” At Huron, this has been a process made easy by the support offered by professors and the wider Huron community. For Nagham, “The stereotype of being a number at university isn’t true at Huron.”
"What you're passionate about is what you're going to do well in."