Sam M.

Orientation Leader at Mount Allison University Orientation


Class of 2023

Hometown: New Brunswick, Canada

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Chemistry

I chose Mount A because...

... of its relatively small size and great reputation. The ability to build strong relationships with professors and have confidence they are there for their students best interest were paramount in my decision to come to Mount A. Choosing a university is a huge decision, but after learning about all of the benefits of being a Mountie, it was an easy choice.

How have I changed since coming to Mount A...

... since coming to Mount A my outlook on what it means to be involved within a school community has changed completely. Coming from a background centred primarily around athletics, Mount A offered many opportunities where I was able to diversify myself and meet some extraordinary people. The sense of community found here is second to none, making it easy to step out of your comfort zone. Even after just one year, my approach to succeeding academically has changed, thanks in large part because of how easy it is to become involved in this community.

Favourite Mount A memory (so far)...

... is my orientation week last year. The year prior I had chosen to take off academically and play junior hockey, making coming to university a big change. My first week at Mount A really kickstarted what would turn out to be a great first year as a university student. Meeting so many new people, along with learning all the exciting aspects of being a student at Mount A made it a week to remember.

Advice I would give to incoming students...

... is to have an open mind and don't be afraid to try something new. From building strong relationships with your profs, friends and classmates, to participating in a new club or activity, what you get out of your experience at Mount A will largely be up to you. A unique attribute of being a Mountie is how involved you can be even as a first year student. Taking advantage of as many opportunities as you can as a first year will be a great starting point in taking control of your educational experience at Mount A.

I'm passionate about...

Athletics Health and fitness

I'm involved with...

SMILE Chem/Biochem Society Intramurals Right to Play
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