Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University
Class of 2022
Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada
I come from a small town, and I wanted to come to a university that embodied the small town feel; that is exactly what I found coming to Mount A. Sackville as well as Mount A is such a tight-knit community that really wants to help you succeed. I was so terrified going off to university, but everyone at Mount A made the transition so much easier. You can actually talk to your professors when you have questions or concerns, and often times, they even learn your name (which can be bad if you show up late). Every time you walk across campus, you are guaranteed to be greeted with a wave or ‘hello’. You won’t find a university that feels more like a family than Mount A.
Don’t compare yourself to others! Everyone transitions to university differently, and it’s so important that you give yourself time to adjust and don’t get discouraged if it takes you a little bit longer to get the hang of things. University is a huge change and it’s perfectly normal to take a little while to learn your way around. Join clubs/societies and jump at every opportunity, I promise you won’t regret it
Intramural sports in residence! Intramurals are such a great way to stay active and meet new people. You do not have to be a professional, and everyone is just there to have fun! I have made new friends and met so many wonderful people through intramurals. Whether you’re on a house team or an off-campus team, you’re sure to have a great time. Everyone is so encouraging and nice, and it can be such a good stress reliever during those busy times!
I have become much more confident. In first year, I often compared myself to upper years who seemed like they knew everything. I doubted myself a lot and did not think I had what it took to be successful. However, as the years have gone on, I have come to realize that everyone is different and you really can not compare yourself. Over time, I have joined many clubs and learned to trust in my abilities more, which has made me enjoy my time so much more, and do so much more than I ever thought I could! The adjustment period may be stressful, but be patient with yourself!