How did you end up here? How did you learn about Grenfell and why did you decide to come?
I heard about Memorial University one day while hanging out with my best friend. She was talking about traveling for school and how Memorial had the lowest tuition of any university in Canada. After that conversation with her I decided to look up the school and I liked what I saw. After about a week or so I went to my mom and told her I was considering going to Newfoundland for university. This obviously came as a shock to her as I had never talked about traveling for school before. I showed my parents all the details and for my birthday they flew me out to check out the school. I fell in love with the campus and applied.
What has been your favorite thing about living in Newfoundland and studying at Grenfell?
My favorite thing so far has been the community feel of the campus. I particularity like the people I've met and the friends I've made. Corner Brook is a beautiful place to live and every day I wake up astounded that I live in such a remarkable place. Additionally, the teachers here treat every student like a name not a number.
What has been the hardest part of being away from home?
The hardest part I find about being away from home is probably having the find a whole new support system here. My family is definitely always supportive of me but sometimes you just need a shoulder to cry on and living over 2000 km away doesn't really allow for that. On the bright side, this problem does encourage me to step out of my comfort zone and find fantastic friends who I hope will be with me for years to come.
What are your plans when you graduate?
I'm not completely sure what I want to do yet, but I am currently considering options in sales, marketing, and human resources jobs- anything dealing with people honestly. Luckily, I have a few more years before I must decide what I want to do.