Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation
Class of 2021
Hometown: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
… Go on a "study date" with my friends at one of the many coffee shops in town. Cranewood is a classic go-to for lunch, the newly-opened Aida's has a million different flavours of macarons, and Cackling Goose is great if you are looking for a healthy snack. Oh, and don't even get me started on Knuckle's Truffles... You need to try the matcha truffle.
… I love that Mount Allison is small and focused on the success of undergraduate students. I don't think I'd be able to connect with my profs and receive as much guidance from them as I have if I'd attended a larger school. I also love how tight-knit the community is!
… Be patient. Yes, I know you've been waiting (for what seems like eternity) to have this experience, but please don't be discouraged if you don't hit your stride right away. Adjusting to university academics can be difficult. Making friends takes time. Remember that you aren't alone, and that everyone else is just as nervous (and excited!) as you.
… I've gained so much more self-confidence. I think this was helped by the fact that I've had so many awesome work and volunteering experiences here but mainly, it's because of the amazing, supportive friends I've met here.