Hi guys, it’s Alfred. I am a senior studying history and government with a pre-law concentration here at William & Mary. I transferred fall 2016 from a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. Life here at the Burg has simply been amazing! It is what I called, a true home away from home.
One Tribe, one family is not just a slogan. Professors here recognize you by your name the first week of class and students here welcome you with over 450 organizations; not to mention all those amazing and heart-warming staff around campus. Meanwhile, the resources that W&M provide you are, simply beyond imagination. All the internships and externships I have participated in during the past year were all found via the resources the university provided me.
Besides being a small homey college, we are also an outstanding research institution. This semester I am doing government research about deliberative democracy with the Charles Center. Meanwhile, as a history major, I get opportunities to write for our undergraduate student-owned professional history journal — The James Blair Historic Review. (YES! You can do research even as a social science or a humanity major.)
When I am not at Swem Library (the nucleus of campus), you can find me all around. You will see me in the basement of the Campus Center writing and editing for the campus newspaper The Flat Hat; you might also find me attending social and philanthropy events around campus with my business fraternity. You will be sure to see me working out at the beautiful campus recreation center and tennis courts since overall William & Mary is a healthy community with people full of energy and positive minds.
I know the transferring process can be quite nerve-wracking. Believe me, the sun still rises and everything will be fine. I was in your shoes last year and now, I am enjoying the great September Williamsburg weather. I greatly look forward to all the exciting adventures awaiting us. Always feel free to reach me for any concerns and hope to meet each of you soon!
-Alfred Ouyang ’18