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


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!”