Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2022
Hometown: Nova Scotia, Canada
I feel like I've changed a lot since coming to MtA. I've learned a lot more about myself and have been able to find out what I'm interested in. Everything from the people I surround myself with, to the music I listen to has changed a lot since coming to MtA and I couldn't be happier about it.
Learn to balance school and life. There's a big difference in your academics and social life at university compared to high school. It's easy to focus too much on one or the other and forget why you're here. University is a great place to make friends and memories but it's also a place to further your education. If you can learn early on how to balance both aspects, you'll be fine. If you find it hard, don't be shy to ask people in upper years how they manage their time, a lot of people here have gone through similar situations and can help guide you through your first year at MtA.
Orientation week! Orientation week in my first year was great because I got to make a bunch of friends that were all also first years. During my second year (last year) I got to be apart of orientation crew and had just as much fun, and made just as many friends as I did in my first year. I would have never guessed that working behind the scenes at orientation could be just as much fun as being a student experiencing orientation for the first time.
I wanted to go to a small school and still remain close to home without being too close.