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Valuable Experiences: Megan Douds '18

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Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Not only is senior psychology major Megan Douds a familiar face around campus, she also epitomizes the essence of what Westminster offers students—a quality education and holistic personal and professional development.

“Westminster has definitely shaped me into the person I am,” says Megan. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and being independent while at Westminster.”

Although Megan admits it took her a few major changes before she settled into her discipline, Westminster’s rich liberal arts tradition allowed her to explore all of her interests and even pick up a minor in communications. And now that she’s finished with her psychology capstone project, Megan says she feel very well-rounded and prepared after going through the program.

“My favorite part of the psychology department is the wide range of specialties that the faculty have,” she shared. “All of the professors truly care about the students and go above and beyond for us. My peers are so supportive and involved—it’s a family.” 

In between juggling a full course load and serving as captain of the swimming and diving team, Megan is also president of her sorority, a student philanthropy ambassador, and a member of Titan Guides and the Student Alumni Association. She also gives community swim lessons on the side.

“All of my experiences here have shaped me to be driven and compassionate. I’ve been able to be myself while at Westminster, and I’m so thankful for my time here and all of the people I’ve met.” 

While the Westminster experience is unique for each Titan, one thing students and alumni share is the tight-knit WC community that remains “home” for years to come. Westminster fosters many opportunities for collaboration with peers, faculty and alumni. Our academic curriculum provides plenty of chances for experiential learning through invigorating classroom instruction, undergraduate research and practical internships. A Westminster education sets the foundation for a successful future.

“Westminster has given me so much real-world experience. From conducting my own research and different internships to just learning skills that will help me as I interview and apply for jobs, I couldn’t have asked for a better undergraduate experience.”