Hello there! My name is Maggie, and I’m completing my final year as an undergraduate student with a double major in Photography & Communications and Cultural Studies. I am an international student from the (not so far away) U.S. and am grateful for everything the city of Montreal and the Concordia community has taught me. Since moving to Montreal, I’ve helped to run the Concordia Photography Collective with many other amazing students, exhibited my work in places like the VAV Gallery and with the Art Matters Festival, and have volunteered with art museums and libraries in the city. I work in the Milieux Institute of Arts, Culture, and Technology, and here in the Student Success Centre as a Welcome Crew Mentor! I’m a lover of books, traveling, tea drinking, Irish dancing, and listening to other people’s stories. Us mentors are trained in all areas of the university and would be happy to help you navigate your time at Concordia University!
The one thing I wished I would have known back in my first semester is… that some things will figure themselves out with time. As I went through my studies, my program and expectations continued to become clearer. Additionally, I wish I had taken advantage of the numerous workshops offered by the Student Success Centre much earlier!
A tip I have for new students is… to ask questions and try new things. You never know what can happen when you make the first step to reach out, whether that is to an advisor, a professor, or another student. More often than not, you’re going to feel more knowledgeable, prepared, and confident as you continue your studies at Concordia.
My favourite part of being a Concordia student is… being involved in a community filled with people who care about what they do. It has been a privilege to meet so many students, professors, and employees who not only have their own fascinating backgrounds, but who also invest themselves in their passions. Many of these wonderful people I have met through the Student Success Centre––new students are in good hands with all the mentors!