Claire D.

Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University

Class of 2021

Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada

Major: Psychology

Minor: French

I chose Mount A because...

I have family members here in Sackville. The idea of knowing people in the town before ever arriving at MtA was very comforting. I also loved that MtA was close to home, but far away at the same time – perfect distance! As soon as I came for a tour, I knew Mount A was the school for me. I thought the campus was gorgeous and I immediately sensed that it was a tight-knit community. It was clear that Mount A valued extracurricular involvement in addition to academic achievements. MtA was my #1 choice because of its small size, thus making it feel super welcoming and home-y. Choosing Mount Allison is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made!

My favourite thing to do in Sackville is...

Eat pizza and garlic fingers at Snack Shop with my friends. It’s the best! A close second would have to be browsing the bookstore in the Wallace McCain Student Centre and buying new MtA clothing and swag! (I own it all…) When I’m feeling stressed, I love going for walks on the trails and boardwalks through Waterfowl Park.

Advice I would give to incoming students...

First of all: don’t feel discouraged! Leaving home is scary and it’s okay to feel sad or lonely at the beginning. The good news is that everyone is going through the same transition. My top suggestion would be to join lots of fun clubs and societies. Getting involved, both on campus and in the town of Sackville, is an awesome way to meet people with similar interests and make new friends! Lastly, try to make the most out of your time here at Mount A. At first, four years seems extremely long but actually the opposite is true. I can’t believe I’m already in third year and will be graduating next year… Time flies

Favourite Mount A memory (so far)...

This is a hard one - but my all-time favourite memory has to be when I dressed up as Monty, the university’s mascot, last year at Fall Open House. I couldn’t see ANYTHING from inside the suit! Luckily, my best friend was there to guide me and say, “Monty, look! There’s someone who wants to take a photo with you!” I became a true Mountie that day.

I'm passionate about...

Watching Netflix Pets Travelling Coffee Food Naps

I'm involved with...

START Leader Peer tutor Orientation Crew Kids in Action Mentorship Program Intramural Sports Shinerama
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