Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Alberta, Canada
Major: International Relations
I chose to attend Mount A because I loved the idea of going to a smaller university where I would get to know my profs and my classmates. After speaking to some alumni about the sense of community that Mount A fosters, and how easy it is to get involved on campus I felt like it would be a perfect fit! I had also never been to the east coast before, and I thought that if I didn't come to school in the Maritimes I might never have the chance to live in this part of the country. I was looking for an adventure, and even though I had never even been to Atlantic Canada before coming to Mount A, it turned out to be a perfect fit.
Since coming to Mount A, I've learnt how important it is to figure out what you're really passionate about and commit to doing the things that make you happy. In high school, I wanted to do everything (which can be fun!) but I've since learnt how important it is to manage my commitments. Now, I spend my time doing the things I'm most passionate out, and I can put more energy towards the things I love doing.
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to love everything about university right away. It takes time to get used to such a big transition, so be generous with yourself. Also...get involved! Joining a club, team, society, getting involved with your residence or the students union are the best ways to make friends in all years and will help you feel at home!
There's way too many to name but one that stands out is dancing with my residence in our residence colours at an Orientation week dance off in first year. That was the first time that I really felt like I had a place at Mount A, and was part of a bigger community!