Student Testimonials

SASAH students undertake experiential-learning (EL) opportunities in an impressive variety of fields. Their internships, community-engaged learning, and independent projects help them to develop their skills, sample careers, follow their talents and passions, and build their confidence. In many cases, their experiences have a significant, sometimes life-altering, impact on their plans for the future. 

Click on the links below to read testimonials students wrote about their experiences.

For student testimonials from previous years, click here

2022-2023

Kate Armstrong (SASAH & Major in Sociology), Forest City Film Festival

"Being an intern with the Forest City Film Festival this year was a fantastic experience! I got to try so many new things, watch some amazing films, meet very cool people, and learn more about the London arts scene. I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in media and who loves to try new things!"

Seoyeon Bae (SASAH & Major in Philosophy), Osborne Holdings

“Osborne Holdings was a great learning experience. Not only did I learn how to transfer my academic skills to the non-academic world, but I also saw the different career options my degree offered. Your degree does not define your career or path, you choose that for yourself. It was truly comforting to know that I could use my skills in another environment and society.”

Bridget Leslie (SASAH & Major in French), Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

"My internship as Summer Student Administrator at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP gave me valuable experience in legal marketing and the field of corporate law. I grew both personally and professionally under the strong mentorship of Lynda Monteith, Chief Marketing Officer. I would highly recommend an internship at Osler to any student who is considering a career in law, especially corporate law."

Joyce Leung (SASAH & Major in Linguistics), Anthropology Research Assistant

“Working as a research student for Dr. Karen Pennesi in the Anthropology department has been an incredible opportunity to develop my qualitative-research skills and learn to translate research findings into a creative output. I analyzed the linguistic techniques used in songs and poems with my research partner and learned about different ways to uphold allyship in the context of anti-racism. I definitely recommend for SASAH students to take on an undergraduate student research internship (USRI), as it allows you to explore a topic of interest while building your research knowledge, which can be invaluable for various disciplines.”

Tiffany Lin (SASAH & Major in English Language & Literature, Minor in French), Undergraduate Student Research Internship

“Working as a USRI Student in researching the history, development, and future of Black scholarship in academia has been incredibly rewarding. I’ve advocated for diversity and anti-racism in curricula during my time at Western, and this opportunity has given me the chance to participate in active change on campus.”

Merdeka Miles (SASAH & HSP in Physics), Rwanda: Culture, Society and Reconstruction

“The Rwanda trip with Professor Boyi is an eye-opening journey that allows you to discover what is truly necessary to become a global citizen. With the daily service work and the explorative, laid-back travels in Rwandan afternoons, the trip is the perfect balance of hard work and immersive cultural experiences.”

Kristyna Reedon (SASAH & Major in Kinesiology), Mississauga Steelheads

“Working as a communications intern with the Mississauga Steelheads was an incredible experience during which I gained invaluable insight into what it is like to work in the sports industry. I was able to get hands-on experience in sports communications, social media, and community relations while making connections and building on my professional skills.”

Naomi So (SASAH & Major in Kinesiology), Metatherapy

“My experience with Metatherapy was very insightful and pushed me to redefine myself and broaden my horizons. The hands-on techniques were a valuable experience; however, the personal advice from therapists made the experience so much more. Metatherapy is a wonderful clinic filled with a community of passionate therapists who care for what they do, and it was such an honour being a part of the team. I felt that the four months really prepared me to see and feel what it was like to work at a clinic and if this career path were really meant for me.”

Celine Tsang (SASAH & Major in Linguistics), Publicis Sapient

“I am so grateful for the experience I had as a People Operations Intern at Publicis Sapient this summer! From speaker series to intern socials to exciting challenge projects, it exceeded all my expectations (and more) for my first in-person office job!”