Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University
Class of 2024
Hometown: Nova Scotia, Canada
Major: Politics, Philosophy, Economics
Minor: International Politics and Religious Studies
I don’t think it’s that I’ve necessarily changed since coming to Mount Allison, but more so that I’ve come into my own. Mount Allison has allowed me to flourish and embrace the things that make me stand out and I feel more like myself. I’ve become a lot more intentional with how I spend my time, because you come to realize that your time is your own and you are in charge of how you spend it. Within that, I’ve been able to prioritize the things that make me happy, and not bother with the things that don’t.
probably the dance battle that takes place during orientation week! It really sets the tone for the school year and what to expect from Mount Allison. I’ve had so many positive memories at Mount A already and I can’t wait to see what’s to come!
A piece of advice I would give to incoming students is that you don’t have to have it all figured out from the get-go— things are subject to change! Don’t limit yourself to the first group of people you meet or the first major you choose, everyone is on their own path and that path is likely going to change a lot in the next four years and that’s okay! Embrace the uncertainty and use this opportunity to explore yourself and your interests because you never know what you might find.
The small campus allows me to feel comfortable while transitioning out of a small rural area to larger university life. Additionally, I saw that I would be able to explore my interests and learn in a variety of different areas, all while being flexible with my degree—I was able to try out a variety of different things without sacrificing anything and it helped me select the perfect degree for my passions!