Sofia's Full Biography

Why did you choose Carleton University?

It was a combination of feeling at home during my first campus tour, and the fact that communicating with the university was not only easy but enjoyable. I was contacted by the director of the program I applied for, who answered all my questions and was very helpful in my decision-making process. This made Carleton the obvious choice for me!

Why do you recommend Carleton to prospective students?

There are endless opportunities at Carleton! From co-op, internships and on-campus jobs, to the welcoming and helpful community, Carleton provides so many opportunities for its students to grow and gain valuable experience. It is easy to get involved with the school in many ways, which is part of the reason Carleton produces so many successful and accomplished graduates.

What clubs/athletics/extracurricular activities do you participate in and what is the experience like?

I am a member of the Environmental Science Student’s Association (ESSA), a devoted patron of the Carleton gym and Ice House as well as a competitive ringette player. I enjoy ESSA because it allows me to plan and achieve goals with my peers, and the gym or a ringette game are my favourite ways to de-stress and lead a healthy lifestyle.

What are your favourite things about Carleton and Ottawa?

Carleton has been extremely welcoming from the moment I first arrived, and I have always felt at home on campus. The school has incredible resources for advising, support and for general information inquiries. As a city, Ottawa is great for nightlife, festivals, and job opportunities within the capital region.

What is Carleton University’s best kept secret? (great place to eat, favourite study spot, etc.)

Need a snack or a coffee but running late for a lecture? I find Second Cup in the Canal Building to be a really quick stop, usually with a short line. An added bonus: it’s close to the quad!