5Q Summer Edition: Bell social media intern Sam Haché (’18)
1. What is your summer internship and what will you take away from this experience?
This summer I am fortunate enough to be taking part in two internships. I am one of the two Bell social media interns working in Mount Allison’s Registrar’s Office. I also took on the Reisman Entrepreneurial internship with two others — Kevin Wong and Giuliana Di Bonaventura. I will benefit from both of these opportunities as it has allowed me to further develop time management and people skills that will serve me well in the future. Working in the Registrar’s Office has allowed me to become accustomed to proper office etiquette, as well as being a proactive intern in order to help out my colleagues and expose myself to a wide range of projects and learning opportunities. Working as a Reisman Entrepreneurial intern has forced me to become an autonomous individual as a result of working on individual tasks on top of group work.
2. What is the best thing about summer in Sackville?
My favourite aspect of summer in Sackville is how much closer you feel to everyone around you. It is a fantastic opportunity to network and make new friends. Sackville’s close-knit community brushes off on MtA students, which allows you to not only know those around you but to become a large family that is no more than a few minutes walk away.
3. What are you involved in on campus?
I am involved with SMILE and have been since my first year at MtA. I recently took on a position with Broken Bridge Clothing. I am also a member of the Mount Allison Investment Club and the Career Mentorship program offered on campus.
4. What are you looking forward to most about your final year at Mount A?
Going into my final year at Mount Allison I have to say that I’m most looking forward to building relationships within the community that will hopefully last a lifetime. I would also like to leave my mark on campus in a way that will benefit future Mounties. With my time here on campus winding down, I have to think of a way to do so.
5. What are your post-grad plans?
I am currently exploring options to either apply to become a fellow with Venture for Canada or enter the workforce. I am still unsure where I would like to begin my career, but am keeping an open mind as I decide on my next move.
Bonus Question: If you could give one piece of advice to first-year students, what would it be?
Once you arrive on campus, take it all in with an open mind and try to explore things outside of your comfort zone. This is a great way to try out different things while meeting new people. Balancing your social and academic lives is something that will take a bit of getting used to, as the workload is a bit different from high school. A piece of advice given to me by a high school teacher was to treat university like a full-time job, working from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. That way you will be working on schoolwork for 40 hours a week, which should cover most of your academic tasks. If you stick to this method it will allow you to have time for yourself and becoming involved on campus.