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Caitlin O.

Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University

Class of 2020

Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada

Major: Psychology


How have I changed since coming to Mount A...

I have developed confidence in my capability to succeed since I came to Mount A. Before coming to Mount A I had a strong case of imposter syndrome. I felt as though I was ill-equipped to succeed due to my educational background in the francophone system and my learning disorder. However, with some hard work and the help of different support systems on campus such as faculty, staff and student leaders I am now on the dean’s list and doing an independent study.

Advice I would give to incoming students...

One of my favourite things about Mount A is that it fosters an exploratory environment! So don’t be afraid to try something new whether it be a class that sounds interesting, a society you’ve never heard of before, a sport you’ve never played before, etc. There is so much to do and see, so take advantage of it while you’re here. Trying new things may be scary at first but it is a great way to meet new people, develop new skills, have fun and even build your resume! Every year I have resolved to try something new. This year I joined the field hockey team, despite having never played a team sport in my life and being in my fourth year. I figured; I may never get an opportunity to be on a sports team again so why not now?

Favourite Mount A memory (so far)...

When I toured to 32 schools around the Maritimes with Mount Allison’s Bilingual Activist theatre troupe Tintamarre. During this tour I got to experience being a paid actor, meeting students during post-show discussions, getting to live with my talented co-stars and sharing a very important story to over 3000 students. Mount Allison is chock full of these unique once in a lifetime opportunities.

My favourite thing to do in Sackville is...

Tutoring at the local elementary school with the Linking Language to Learning (LINKS) program. LINKS is one of my favorite programs in Sackville because I love working with children and aspire to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. There are many collaborations with the town of Sackville that may coordinate with your interest or future career goals.

I'm passionate about...

Water Safety Volunteering Community Student Advocacy Education Literacy Language Drama Psychology

I'm involved with...

Right to Play Shinerama Literacy Project Motyer Fancy theatre Presents: The Improv MASU Science Outreach LINKS Field Hockey Rotaract Psychology Society Residence Assistant Don Tintamarre Research Assistant Lab Assistant
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