Then why didn't I pick the schools that are out of town? Several would ask that, and my answer is because of the program that I'm going into. I chose the school solely for it's excellent reputation for Journalism and Broadcasting. There has been a lot of funding put into the program; not to mention the plethora of opportunities set around Downtown Toronto. Getting into the program was even harder, as I had to set up a portfolio to get in. So you can imagine what a relief and joyous moment for me it was to learn I got accepted!
I really did have a hard time deciding which school to choose because I REALLY wanted to go out of town. I had to do a lot of thinking, and realized that the benefits from Ryerson surpassed Carleton in terms of my education, experience, and my future. While Carleton is a great school, I just couldn't really picture myself in that atmosphere. And did I really want to risk getting cut from Carleton's Journalism program in the second year? It was a risky position to be. Besides, from seeing all that Ryerson Journalism can offer, it would be silly to refuse this program just to live out of town.
I have tried to make the best of my staying-at-home-situation by applying to residence at Ryerson. But I am on the waiting list. I've lost hope however, because the school only has 500 vacancies. Obviously, I would not be a first choice. This makes me a bit upset because my stay at home has been prolonged. But come second year, I will hopefully be able to get a condo with a couple of room mates. It would be much easier to travel, and I WOULD GET TO LEAVE HOME!! How this day is so close but yet so far....
Don't get me wrong though. I love Downtown Toronto. It's so busy and full of life!