Jill Ellsworth, Writing her Next Chapter
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), in English
For Jill Ellsworth, a future in the arts was a natural fit from a young age. “I knew from the time I was very little that I would always lean more toward the arts than the sciences. Reading and writing have always been things that I loved, so it only seemed natural to pursue them in university,” Jill says.
Jill is graduating from CBU with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, and says that her love for English blossomed over her four years with the help of some great professors. “One of the things I enjoyed most about my program is the close bonds I made with the professors and students. Because the English department is so small, we are able to get to know each other more on a personal level, we weren’t just a number.” says Jill.
Jill says she feels lucky to become involved in so much during her time at CBU. On top of working toward her honours degree, Jill joined the English Society in her first year at CBU and later became the Frosh Leader in her second year. Growing from her early commitment, Jill was named Editor-in-Chief of the Caper Times newspaper, sat on the CBU Senate and became part of the grad committee. Jill says that she always looked forward to coming back to CBU after a summer off and felt like the Orange Out event was the best welcome-home.
The key to success for Jill was balancing hard work and fun. “You have to resist spending all of your time worrying about grades and papers and allow yourself some time to relax every once in awhile and enjoy your university experience,” she says.
Though Jill is graduating from CBU, she’s not quite finished furthering her education. Jill has been accepted to the University of King’s College in Halifax to start her Master’s degree in Journalism. “CBU has played a large role in the person I have become and I feel that my experiences here have really prepared me for this. I now feel ready to take the next step,” Jill says.
“There are so many things that I’ll miss about CBU. The thing I will miss most will likely be the people; I’ve met so many amazing people and it’s going to be strange not seeing so many familiar faces in the halls. I’m thankful for the bonds that I’ve made at CBU and know they’ll last beyond graduation!” says Jill.