During his time at Concordia, Dexter Lavery-Callender had many great opportunities to be involved both within and outside his field. He worked as a teaching assistant for four terms and a research assistant for two more. He also attended the Canadian Linguistics Annual Undergraduate Symposium twice.
Lavery-Callender is a co-founder of Autodidacts Concordia Theatre. He was the assistant director on three shows, co-president for three years, and chief executive officer of inter-personal and extra-personal human theatrics for one year.
Three keys to a good education
- Do the homework assignments and attend lectures — they will improve your grade.
- If you look for help, there are always resources out there.
- Set small, achievable goals and focus on those. Don't get caught up in long-term anxiety.
Two lessons learned at Concordia University
- Research your course topics and professors and choose ones that match your interests and learning style. If you are invested you will learn more.
- Don't let school be your entire life. Find hobbies and friends.
Next great goal
- I want to find my passion.
Advice for future grads
- "I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." – Takeshi Shudo