Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2024
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Living away from my family has made me very self-sufficient, and more aware of things I have to keep track of myself, such as the way I eat, my mental health, and my responsibilities. It has all made me more confident in myself and my capabilities.
I wanted an experience that felt personalized and genuine. At much larger institutions, massive class sizes make the professor-student relationship harder to keep up, and socializing becomes more difficult; when there are hundreds of students in your class, it's unlikely that you will keep track of more than a few. At Mount Allison, it's much more feasible that you will truly get to know your professors (especially in later years), and it's easy to connect with your colleagues outside of the classroom. The connectedness of campus life has made my experience all the more welcoming and enjoyable.
Celebrating the end of finals and my birthday on the same day by heading out to one of the local pubs with my friends!
De-stress and relax at Waterfowl Park! There are so many pretty faunae to spot, and absolutely gorgeous views from the boardwalks—especially in winter, when the town is blanketed under so much snow. The park is a much-needed getaway spot from my studies, and I would highly recommend you use it to clear your mind if you start to feel overwhelmed!