Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2022
Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Major: International Relations
...Too many to choose! I'd say being a part of the Harper Hall family was super fun and introduced me to many new friends, SMILE was a blast and let me be a part of the community outside of Mount A, and the G&G musical last year was an awesome way to meet people in my second year and try something outside of my comfort zone!
...Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities, because you never know when one might come your way. Living in a small town comes with its advantages; last year I approached a local lawyer and through the generosity of FutureReady NB I actually got paid to learn from him! Chances like these are lurking around every corner, but it's your job to keep an eye out for them so they don't pass you by. Also, if you're in residence, keep your door open; people will drift in and out and it's a surefire way to make friends!
...Settle into a cozy corner of one of the MANY little cafes in town for an afternoon of pretending to study with my friends. (Cranewood has the best sweets but Black Duck Cafe is the best spot for grilled cheese). Spreading out your textbooks and picking away at an assignment while enjoying coffee with friends is the perfect way to spend a Sackville afternoon.
...Mount A is a great stepping stone between high school and the world beyond. Being in an environment where profs know your name and come to know you personally makes you feel like everyone around you really cares about you and what you're learning. Smaller class sizes mean more possibilities for participation and discussion (which means you actually have to do the readings hehe), and once you start to get to know people joining new clubs and activities won't seem so scary! Coming from out of town, I can assure you that the stereotype of Maritimers being super nice is 100% true, and Mount A is no exception.