This week, we hear from commuter student Jocelyn Hulsman about her "View from off Campus".
Jocelyn is a third year business student from Ponoka, AB who is currently living on the South Side of Edmonton. Jocelyn spent her first year at King's in residence and became a commuter student last September.
Q: What made you choose King's?
"I grew up in a small town and went to a small High School. Most of my advisors recommended King's as they said it would have a similar feel to what I was used to. I also knew a bunch of people that had already gone through King's so I decided to look into it. I came for a King's View Friday. To be honest, I didn't think I would like it here but decided to try it for a year and then maybe go somewhere else. At the end of my first year, King's had exceeded all my expectations and I love it now!"
Q: What was the biggest adjustment moving out of residence into your own place off campus?
"Honestly, not being able to get up 20 minutes before my classes started was definitely a struggle! I had to learn to plan better and manage my time."
Q: What is the best part about being a commuter?
"It's so nice being able to go home to a different place that is your own and de-stress. Sometimes being at King's all the time stops you from being able to separate school stresses and home life so that's been really nice!"
Q: What is the worst part about being a commuter?
"I'm not really sure. Winter driving I guess?"
Q: What advice do you have for your fellow commuters?
"Plan ahead during winter! Sometimes you have to sacrifice an extra 10 minutes of sleep to get to school safely and on time. The worst thing you can do during your winter commute is rush! Secondly, get involved in commuter events on and off campus. Being in residence it was so easy to build a community because we basically had no choice, but being off campus getting involved in your community has to be your conscious decision!"
Thanks for reading! Have an awesome fall break :)