“I grew up in a small town in Vermont where everybody knew each other. When I told my parents I was going to school 800 miles away from home, they were worried I might be overwhelmed. I remember first year not knowing a single person at Dal. During my 4 years at Dalhousie I have changed so much that high school classmates do not even recognize me. I have made some of my best friends at Dal and met the most interesting people from all over the world. I've had three engineering co-op terms in 3 different areas (one even taking me to the US!). Deciding to go to Dal was the best choice I've ever made. I would not be the same person I am today without the people I met and experiences I have had at Dal. I'm looking forward to graduating in 2018–on the anniversary–with my Industrial Engineering degree and I can't wait to see where my educational experience will take me next! It is interesting to think about how many lives Dalhousie has changed over the last 200 years, and how many more it will continue to change. ”Paul J.