She found that these experiences both complemented and reinforced what she has learned in the classroom.
“I thought if I went to a small university there would be more opportunities to become involved in a bigger way, you could become an executive on a society instead of just a member,” says Gordon, who is from Stillwater Lake, NS.
Gordon has taken a leadership role in a number of activities. She is the community services co-ordinator for the Mount Allison Students’ Union, which is the liaison between the university, the Students’ Union, and the Town of Sackville.
“I work with organizations in Sackville to provide them with student volunteers, and help students find the volunteer opportunities they have been searching for. I also help the staff at the elementary and high schools setup peer-tutor programs, where Mount Allison students tutor the younger students.”
As well, she is a co-captain of the ultimate Frisbee team and on the executive of Jack.Org Mount Allison, a mental health initiative that focuses on peer-peer engagement to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Gordon is also a TA and a tutor for the course Intro-financial Accounting and she completed a summer internship at Eastlink through the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies Internship program.