Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2022
Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada
Minor: Chemistry and Psychology
Not only is it close to home but the tight-knit atmosphere of the campus and the town of Sackville just drew me in. I love having to walk across campus and at least pass by one person I know. It just makes this campus feel like a home to me. Also, the fact that it only takes 7 minutes to walk across the entire campus was definitely a major selling point for me haha!
If you've seen my Campus Ambassador profile, you'll know what my answer is! But if you haven't, it is hands down the trip I took to Honduras 2 years ago with the Mount Allison Global Brigades group. The experience was absolutely amazing and it has changed my perspective of life completely. I highly recommend trying it out for yourself! Not only was it a great learning opportunity but I was able to meet so many inspiring people that I will never forget, that includes the amazing group I meet here in Sackville!
People are not lying when they say the 4 years of undergraduate studies are the years where you will change the most. I used to be a very shy girl who just went through life checking all the boxes but when I came to Mount A, I learned to try new things that were out of my comfort zone, focus not only on school but myself and just surround myself with whatever and whoever made me happy. It is very important to just be yourself here and have fun (while focusing on your studies of course!). It is very cheesy but you only live once so why not do what you love!
Number 1 rule... LEAVE YOUR ROOM! Okay, so what I mean by that is don't stay cooped up in your room either watching Netflix, gaming or studying all day. The only way to meet new people is to get out, join a club or just chill in the STUD ( Student centre). I've actually meet most of my best friends in the lounge of my residence so I didn't even have to look that far! Basically, the main message is that your social circle is what makes your university experience that much better and there's no way you'll meet them if you never leave your room.