(StFX Alumni News, Summer 2010)
Bachelor of Arts: Honours Political Science,
What’s next after X? Law school this September!
How did StFX inspire you? StFX opens up so many doors for students. While doing my four-year degree here, I was able to travel to Cuba and study sustainable agriculture through the Service Learning program. Then, in my third year, I spent a semester studying abroad in Europe. Even in Antigonish, there are so many opportunities for students to get involved. StFX truly provides a pathway for students’ success by encouraging us to experience university life beyond the academics.
Bachelor of Arts: Honours Sociology,
What’s next after X? I will be heading on a cross-country journey towards the Yukon where I will spend the summer unwinding. I am also applying for several internship programs (including our own Coady YIP program), and hope to have the opportunity to take part in one of these. During my time at StFX I developed an interest in both community development and Latin America. I hope to combine these interests in whatever career path that I make.
How did StFX inspire you? StFX’s size allowed kinds of interaction which made learning outside of the classroom possible, and I am grateful to both the students and professors with whom I have worked and studied. Over the past year I have been employed as a Student Leader with the Service Learning Program. I can’t count the lessons I have learned from this experience and I am deeply grateful. The flexibility of the StFX Arts Faculty also allowed me to spend an academic year studying in Ecuador. This was a tremendous experience, and not one that I would have been willing to undertake without the skills and confidence that I gained during my time at StFX.
BA Joint Major Development Studies and Political Science
What’s next after X? I plan on gaining some field experience through volunteering or a work placement program, while saving money to pursue my masters in international affairs. Currently, I am looking at international internships, but I would love to find a work placement in the South American region. It has been four years since I saw my family, which means a lot of catching up on mama’s love. I am looking forward to a trip home.
How did StFX inspire you? Prior to StFX, I was a volunteer at Handicap International, which ignited my passion for service. While working in the Kakuma refugee camp, I was filled with satisfaction as I watched the faces of people light up as I helped and educated them. StFX has inspired me to further pursue my passion of service, but more importantly it has been influential in narrowing down my interest to a particular concentration. The Development Studies program has provided the direction and purpose I required to make my passion of service a reality.
Convocation, May 2010
Frances Tibollo (left) and Dr. Alison Mathie.
Professors Brad Long (left) and Alison Mathie
Brad Long, Kujang Kandaru and Alison Mathie