Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2021
Hometown: Nova Scotia, Canada
Major: International Relations
Minor: History and Political Science (Double Minor)
... Establish a routine for studying before midterms and finals roll around. It'll be much easier to figure out if you study best alone or in a group, in the library, the student centre, or in a coffee shop BEFORE you're faced with a scary midterm or deadline for a big paper.
... Mount A is primarily an undergraduate university, and the class sizes are pretty small. The professors at Mount Allison are SO accessible, this stands whether you are in one of the bigger first year classes like ECON 1001, or in a small seminar or tutorial. There is something special about being able to easily visit your professor's office hours, stop for a quick chat after class, or getting a speedy response to an email. The smaller class sizes also make it super easy to get to know students in your program or with overlapping disciplines!!
... Grab coffee with my friends. There are so many cute local coffee shops in Sackville. Going to a coffee shop is an excellent way to kill an hour or so 'studying' or chatting with friends in between classes. I also love getting a coffee to go and going for a walk in Waterfowl when I want to be alone.
... I've gained a much stronger sense of who I am (or want to be). Through taking classes on subjects that I had never even heard of during High School, making new friends, and joining different clubs and societies, I've challenged myself to broaden my preexisting world view. Mount A has exposed me to so many new experiences that have shaped me as I continue to learn and follow my passions.