Campus Ambassador at Mount Allison University
Class of 2024
Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Major: International Relations
Secondary Major: Sociology
Don't stress. That is easier said than done but going to university is a big step, so keep an open mind and remember that everything changes. So, even if you are overwhelmed or nervous now, that won't last so long as you take everything one step at a time. Mount Allison has lots to offer that will get you out and about, meeting people. The MTA student community is one of the closest I've ever seen, so even if you don't make friends on the first day or in the first week, you will always find someone here at Mount Allison so long, and you put yourself out there.
My favourite memory so far would be a random winter evening. I looked outside, and it was snowing, so my friends and I decided to go outside (I was living in Bennett at the time). When we got outside, some of my Bigelow friends were already out, and we all started a huge spontaneous snowball fight that lasted like an hour. No one was worried about school or drama, or life. We all just played outside in the snow and had fun. Then when we all got too cold, we went back inside, had hot chocolate and relaxed altogether. Just those moments, hanging out with my friends and enjoying life have been some of my favourite parts of coming to MTA.
I have become a lot more confident and independent. I know who I am more and have a better sense of self from living on my own and learning to deal with my problems. I have also met some incredible people that have taught me to let loose and have fun. I used to be very school/work-oriented, but after meeting my friends here, I have learnt that there is more to life than just school and that you will do much better if you take breaks and relax.