Editor's note: Walter Zurowski '15 is serving as an Alumni Volunteer at Canisius High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to learn more about the Alumni Volunteer Corps.
After graduating college, one is typically faced with a variety of paths that can be taken. It is a decision that takes a great deal of reflection and discernment. I knew my ultimate goal was to attend law school, but I sought to do something that would allow me to give back to my community before I began my journey in law.
As a graduate of Canisius High School and Loyola University Maryland, Jesuit education has been a core part of my life over the past eight years. I thank Jesuit education for helping me become the man that I am today. The education I received allowed me to become more compassionate and have a greater appreciation for service.
I found the Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) to be a program that is filled with great personal growth as well. I am able to grow as a leader as I help teach classes at the school. I am able to grow spiritually as I lead retreats and service trips. The program has provided me with plenty of opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone and continue to grow. The AVC program is one marked by serving others, but through service one receives so many rich experiences in return. I am given the chance to assist in so many different ways that I truly learn a little bit of everything.
It is very easy to get caught in the rapid movement of our everyday lives. Many times, we get caught in this fast-paced life and have little time to reflect on our own lives. This program provides an amazing opportunity to take a step back and reflect upon where I am, where I am going, and who I am set to become. At the same time, I am given a chance to give back to the school that has given so much to me. I hope to make the students' experiences as Canisius as fruitful as mine and I hope to inspire them to go forth and make our world a better place. I am truly grateful to have that ability through the Alumni Volunteer Corps at Canisius.