First year students help to build and continue on the community of St. Jerome's. In this series of posts first year students will share their experience in their first year as well as their advice for incoming first year students in the fall. Third in our first year students series of interviews we will meet Claire Hannusch, a first year Arts and Business Student at St. Jerome's, majoring in Social Development Studies and English.
How have you become a part of the St. Jerome's community in your first year?
As a member of the St. Jerome's community, I often participate in different activities and events, such as weekly yoga or house challenges. In terms of leadership positions, I volunteered at Fall Open House, and was a Frost Week leader and an Experience Guide. Next year I am very excited to be a member of the Student Activities Team, and continue to meet new friends in our community!
What is your favourite class that you have taken in your first year, and why is it your favourite?
I loved my Philosophy 121 course, as we had a lot of active discussion, learning and debate over relevant and interesting topics.
What advice would you give to an incoming St. Jerome's student who is starting their degree in the fall 2020 term?
Talk to as many people as you can! Everyone at SJ is so welcoming and open to making new friends, especially at the beginning of the year!
What is your favourite St. Jerome's Memory from your first year?
Planning and running events as a Frost Week leader, and meeting new people and making new friends in the process!
What are your plans going forward now that you are heading into your second year?
I am very excited to be a member of the Student Activities Team next year! I hope to be able to meet lots of first years and help them have loads of fun in Orientation Week, as well as throughout the rest of the term!
Anything else you would like to share?
If you are an incoming student, do not be scared! I was super nervous leaving my home town to go to school, but SJU quickly became my second home and my friends became family.
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