Ambassadors

Kelsey

  • InstituteMacEwan University
  • FacultyCommunication Studies
  • RegionEdmonton

I moved to Edmonton for school which is kinda funny because I used to be terrible in school, to the point where I dropped out.

I was born in Edmonton, where I spent the first eleven years of my life until I moved up to Peace River. I spent many years in both rural and urban communities, so I have a nice appreciation of both! I definitely enjoyed moving back to Edmonton, although it did take some adjustments.

As a kid, I was a loner type, I liked reading and video games and that was about it. I managed to squeeze by in school without really trying, but that soon caught up with me. My grades were never top of the class; I was very much the (below?) average student. I never really improved, even as I got closer to graduation. It took me dropping out for a few years to realize how important it is to graduate.

During the time I was out of school I worked several jobs, some better than others. None of them required me to use my full potential though, so I was pretty unhappy with the direction my life was headed. While working, I decided to go back to school and eventually I graduated. I was one step closer to personal fulfillment. Yet, I was still working in customer service, even with my G.E.D under my belt. I needed more, so I decided to continue my education and work toward a career I would enjoy.

My family couldn’t afford to save up for post-secondary, so I had to find another option. I applied to as many scholarships as I could lay my hands on (with a special thanks to my guidance counselor for showing me the ropes), and was awarded a bursary that paid for my full tuition! So I decided to pursue a degree in journalism because that seemed to be a program where my skills and interests would align.

After that, the rest is history. I’m now enjoying life in the city, going to school at MacEwan, and working as a Learning Clicks Ambassador—which means I get to speak with students about the many benefits of post-secondary education. Things are looking up for me and I’m very excited to see what my future in journalism will bring!

Jun 5, 2017
Indigenous Students Money
Nov 25, 2016
Applying Transitioning to Post-secondary
Nov 3, 2016
Indigenous Students Money
Oct 27, 2016
Career Choices Money
Mar 21, 2016
Transitioning to Post-secondary Mental Health
Feb 16, 2016
Indigenous Students Money
Feb 8, 2016
Career Choices
Jan 27, 2016
Study
Oct 13, 2015
Career Choices Trades & Apprenticeship