一个多样化的, 多才多艺的组, McGill’s Spring 2022 valedictorians are citizens of the world with remarkably varied backgrounds. 有些来自遥远的地方. 其他人出生在附近.
的se outstanding students have also earned the respect of the peers who they represent through their strong academic performance, 领导, and commitment to making the University – and the world – a better place. 的 正规平台的记者 进行了一系列的Q&采访了一些毕业生代表. 这一期的特色是的adora索维, who delivered the valedictorian address for the Desautels Faculty of Management ceremony on June 1.
我出生在美国佛蒙特州的约翰逊. I moved to Shefford, Quebec, CAN when I was two years old and to Montreal when I was seven.
I wanted to pursue my bachelor in English as I have always been bilingual but had never studied in English. 我想增加词汇量. 此外，正规平台是我梦想中的学校. 当我还是个孩子的时候，从它旁边走过, I would tell myself that I would go to school in this “castle” one day. In addition, I really appreciated the diversity of the programs.
商业学士, with a minor in psychology and a concentration in human resources and labour relations
What were some of your impressions when walking onto campus for the first time?
的 immensity of the campus and the beauty of it. 当我第一次走进校园, I felt so grateful to be going to such a beautiful and reputable school and still now I still find myself admiring the campus.
It also felt like the real deal, like I had finally made it in some sense.
What are some of the highlights of your time as a McGill student?
- Being involved in many different clubs and extracurriculars such as Cocoa & Cacao, MUS HR director, MUS Cabinet member, etc.
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced during your time here and how did you overcome them?
One of the biggest challenges I faced was not really knowing what program I wanted to pursue. 有趣的是, I actually applied to six programs when applying to McGill and ended up in one that was not even in that list.
I started off as a psychology student and then changed after a year to the Management Faculty. This was a great decision for me and it was only possible due to a wonderful professor of mine, 尚塔尔韦斯特盖特. I took her Organizational Behaviour class as an elective and fell in love with the class and the Faculty. I asked her a few questions and then was convinced to transfer. I am lucky that she is still a great mentor of mine.
话虽这么说, 后一年, I was still a bit lost and decided I wanted to continue my studies in law. Hence, I believe being lost in what I want to do as a living was one of my biggest challenges. 尽管如此, without this unique journey I would have never known that labour relations and specifically labour law was my passion.
告诉正规平台你的教员和你的同学. How important have they been to your overall McGill experience?
的 members of my faculty have always been very helpful and always very nice. Considering I am a very curious and driven individual, they have always been there to answer my questions and support me.
My classmates always pushed me to become a better student and to get involved. 的 environment at Desautels really pushes you to become a better candidate for jobs but especially for life.
In addition, my classmates were always very fun and outgoing. 尽管他们工作很努力, they also were very fun to be around and we had lots of opportunities to bond.
Desautels professors who are always so responsive to students’ concerns and that make sure that we are engaged in class.
What advice do you have for new students to McGill?
- Ask questions to the resources available – everyone is here to help
It was definitely very challenging but I was very lucky that my professors did their best to adapt their learning methods. 的re was a big shift (for good) from the first fully online semester to the second and it really felt like the faculty listened. 话虽这么说, as a very outgoing student, I found it very hard not to see my friends in person. Going back to school in person was such a great moment for me.
What are some of the biggest challenges facing the world today? How confident are you that we can address these challenges and make a difference?
Global warming – I know that we are making efforts but I do not think we are making enough. 的 matter is urgent and personally I believe we need to act fast if we want change.
Information privacy – I believe technology has advanced quicker than what we thought and that we are catching up. But this is the same as when cars were invented before road circulation measures. We will get there but there are definitely lots of work to be done.
I would like to thank McGill for this wonderful experience and for all the support given us even in these challenging times. My experience at McGill was even better than I expected and I look forward to continuing my studies here in the Faculty of Law.