1. Tell us about the path that led you to Concordia
I graduated from high school in Cameroon in August 2010, and started studying at York University in Toronto in September 2010.
The funny thing is that after my high school graduation I was not really clear on what I wanted to major in, nor did I know if I was ready to start University. All I knew was I did not want to stay out of school for too long. As a result, I decided to major in Business and Society even though I did not know what it really meant. Four semesters later, I had an epiphany! Business and Society was not my thing, but rather Communication Studies. So, I switched majors.
Switching majors was the best decision I ever made. I later realized that I was really passionate about communication, language, media, journalism, and public relations. I had an amazing time playing around with all of the theories I got to learn and apply.
I loved Communication Studies so much that I went on an exchange in Paris to study public and political communication in France and the European Union. It was an enriching experience which reconfirmed my passion for the world of media.
2. What made you choose Concordia?
I graduated from York in 2014. After graduating, I was a bit confused. I did not know what to do next, or where I wanted to go. All I knew was I wanted to leave Toronto and get my Master’s degree. I applied the Journalism Studies program at Concordia University, because I realized there was no Master’s degree in Public Relations in any of the ‘anglophone’ universities I wanted to attend, and the only program that met my expectations was the Journalism Studies program here.
Quite frankly, I thought the program would be about pitching and writing stories, searching for sources and so on and so forth…but after I went to Orientation, I realized it would be different from what I had expected, but even better. That is how I ended up embracing the ‘Concordia’ experience!