Kereisha

Kereisha

Biography

Year:  
2

Program:
English and Linguistics (Co-op)

Why did you decide to come to U of T Scarborough?
For as long as I can remember, I knew U of T Scarborough was where I wanted to pursue my undergraduate studies. In grade 12, my World Studies class participated in a joint project with an upper-year City Studies class at U of T Scarborough. This afforded me the opportunity to acquaint myself with the campus before I became an official student. I fell in love with the cozy atmosphere, close-knit community, and environmental backdrop, all of which helped smooth my transition into post-secondary studies. Ultimately, as I was researching programs offered at various institutions, I found that U of T Scarborough's program descriptions, co-op option, and resources for students suited me best.

What’s the best part of your program?
Ever since I was a young girl teaching my "classroom" of dolls, I developed a passion for the language arts. In addition to further exploring this passion in an academic setting, the best part about studying English and Linguistics at U of T Scarborough is the co-op option as there are few institutions that offer co-op for disciplines in the humanities.

What campus activities are you involved in? 
I am grateful that I decided to get involved in the Student Ambassador Program on campus, and now to work more closely with the Admissions and Student Recruitment office through U of T's work-study program. I can recall the excitement and nervousness that comes with the territory of being a prospective student, so I am happy to offer that support.

What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, you will either find me nose-deep in a book or singing loudly at home.

If you could give one piece of advice to your first-year self, what would it be?  
Be proactive by managing your time wisely and avoiding procrastination at all costs--keep an agenda. Prioritize academics, but don't deprive yourself of a walk through the Valley or participating in a social event. Remember that you are here for a reason; you are capable.