Year and Program: BA in English, fourth year
Commuter or Residence Student? Commuter!
Hometown: Technically born in Calgary, but proudly raised right here in Edmonton!
Why you chose King’s: Coming out of a small high school and a tiny bible school, I was drawn to King’s small class sizes and community focus. I love how recognizable the faces of the other students are in the hallways, even if I don’t know them. I also heard great things about the programs I was interested in, and I wanted to continue my education in a Christian setting. Maybe because of all this, it was kind of a gut feeling. I just really wanted to be here.
What are your post-graduate plans? I’m not 100% sure what I’ll do after I graduate, and I’m okay with that! I’m thinking about grad school, and I have a couple different career ideas I’d like to look into. Mostly I just want to buy a house and a dog as soon as possible!
Favourite LEVEL Coffee House Drink: My favourite café drink is always a London Fog, but in my first year at King’s a friend of mine taught me a sweet and delicious Level hack: ask them to make it with Vanilla tea instead of Earl Grey!
Favourite thing to do on campus? I really like the sunny spots in the alumni lounge, library, and Level Coffeehouse. They’re great places to get some schoolwork done or catch up with friends!
Favourite thing to do off campus? Reading novels or playing video games.
What did you wish you knew coming into university? Even though I knew I wanted to be an English major before I was even done high school, it always felt like there was a ton of pressure on us to know what we wanted to do with our lives. I wish it was more emphasized going into university that it’s okay to be unsure! There’s lots of room to explore different options and figure out what you like.
Advice for new students? Talk to your professors outside of class time! They’re all really interesting and amazing people, and it’s so great to just chat with them.
Also, do all your readings for class. All of them. Schedule them into your day timer if you have to! It’s really important (and easy!) to stay organized.
Finally, get involved! Join clubs and attend events and get to know the other students in your program.