My name is Ingrid and I am an Honours Behavioural Neuroscience (BSc.) which is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science. I have been a Concordia student for 3 years and I have loved every minute of it, especially having my classes at the beautiful Loyola Campus. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering for different non-profits, I like trying out new recipes (I’ve really been into gluten-free lately!) and I love going on socially distant walks or going skating with my friends! It is so important to stay connected to our loved ones during these times and take breaks form studying!
The one thing I wished I would have known back in my first semester is…
that getting involved around campus is actually not time away from studying, but time towards your mental health and just enjoying being a student. There are so many clubs, associations or volunteering opportunities available. You might think you're too stressed to reach out during your first semester, but they allow you to make friends and take a much needed break from thinking about your classes!
A tip I have for new students is… Check out the handouts available on the Student Success Centre website and use them to get organized in the first week of school. I really like the semester planner where I can have my midterms and important dates all on one page! Also, stay on top of your readings and try to read ahead - it makes understanding class material much easier.
The things I like most about being a Concordia student is… how many research volunteering opportunities there are on campus. This really helps to figure out if research is something that you’re interested in, and more precisely to test out if Graduate studies are something you would want to pursue.