Now that we’ve introduced the Future Students Office, it’s time to introduce a team of highly involved current students, the Future Student Ambassadors! This dynamic group of pupils is here to help future students discover all that TRU has to offer by sharing their experiences and journeys. They work with the Future Students Office to promote TRU through on and off campus events, virtual information sessions, high school visits, presentations, open houses, and career and education fairs across British Columbia, Canada and more.

The ambassadors are a welcoming bunch, so never fear to ask them questions! Want to see our Future Student Ambassadors in action? Check out our campus tour here!

Aidan

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Hanover, ONPolice and Justice Studies
Advice you would give a first-year student

READ YOUR COURSE SYLLABUS!!

What's next for you after graduation?

I plan on going off to depot to pursue life as a police officer

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

The people and the community

How do you take your caffeine?

I don't *tehe*

My TRU must-do is…

Go watch one of the plays in the black box theater

Allie

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Castlegar, BCBachelor of Arts, Psychology
Advice you would give a first-year student

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Starting university can be intimidating, but there are resources available for everything. There are people here to help you, no matter how small the issue may seem.

What's next for you after graduation?

I plan to apply for my Master's degree in Psychology and pursue a career in Forensic Psychology.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

The amount of hiking trails and outdoor activities.

How do you take your caffeine?

Starbucks - Venti Shaken espresso with a little sweet cream cold foam
Tim Hortons - Large Caramel cold brew with no cream.

My TRU must-do is…

Joining a recreational sports team! It allows you to meet new people and also gives you a break from the stress of school and work.

Anjali

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Kamloops, BCBachelor of Arts
Advice you would give a first-year student

The best advice I would give to a first year student is to step out of your comfort zone.

What's next for you after graduation?

I want to take some time off and travel the world.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

The weather

How do you take your caffeine?

Hazelnut oat shaken espresso from Starbucks.

My TRU must-do is…

My TRU must-do is go to a Wolfpack games!

Bensly

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Providenciales, Turks & CaicosBachelor of Science, Computer Science
Advice you would give a first-year student

Familiarize yourself with all the difference services and supports that are available to you.

What's next for you after graduation?

Travelling and seeing the world.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

It's very laid back and moves at a pace that's perfect for studying.

How do you take your caffeine?

Tim's -> Common Grounds-> Keurig
In that order

My TRU must-do is…

I would recommend getting involved and being part of a club. Also, use the discounts you can get with your TRU ID around Kamloops and check out LEAP activities.

Douglas

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Kamloops, BCBachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Advice you would give a first-year student

The advice I would give is to take care of your physical needs. Learn how to cook cheap and healthy meals that you can eat regularly. Drink plenty of water; sleep an adequate amount; stay active.

What's next for you after graduation?

Enroll in law school and explore different areas of law to find out which one I love.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

My favourite thing about Kamloops is the topography. It is a beautiful place with many nice hiking trails and sightseeing spots.

How do you take your caffeine?

Tim Horton's original blend - 2 shots of (preferably) skim milk.

My TRU must-do is…

Eat lunch at the Scratch Café. Their food options are always delicious, nutritious, and exciting.

Emma

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Salmon Arm, BCBachelor of Natural Resource Science
Advice you would give a first-year student

Don't be afraid to try new things - it's cliche, but as a first year you are not supposed to have your education path figured out. Take courses that spark your interest and see where your passion takes you!

What's next for you after graduation?

After Graduation, I would like to pursue a career path in some field of natural resource conservation or regenration. I have an affinity for forests and can envision myself working in silviculture or forest conservation.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

One of my favourite things about Kamloops is the amount of outdoor activities that are within or near the city, such as the numerous lookouts and hiking trails in the area. Kenna Cartwright is one of my favourites to look at nature and see wildlife, along with the TRU Connector right on campus that leads to panoramic view of the river!

Sun Peaks is only an hour away from the city able to fulfill all winter activity desires like skiing and snowboarding, in addition to sporting the beautiful scenery of the Shuswap Highlands.

How do you take your caffeine?

Caffeine consumption is inevitable as a student. My go-to for a boost of energy is some type of coffee, usually a vanilla iced coffee from Tim Hortons, or a Caramel Macchiato or Matcha Latte from Starbucks. My choice between the two is determined by which place has the shortest line!

My TRU must-do is…

Common Grounds Chai Lattes are a must for working on essays and lab write ups.

Attending a Wolfpack is a good way to show support for the student athletes who represent the school and to connect with students who share a passion for sports

Karolina

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White Rock, BCArchitectural & Engineering Technology Diploma
Advice you would give a first-year student

Some advice I would give to a first-year would be to make sure to stay organized and set time aside for yourself outside of school. Once you become unorganized, it can be challenging to catch up with assignments, study notes, and even days leading up to tests! Make sure to also not always focus on school, your body can get over tired quickly if you don't take some time to just breathe and do things for yourself.

What's next for you after graduation?

After I graduate from my program I plan to do an extra year abroad to receive my general studies degree following my diploma. I hope to travel a lot and return to Kamloops in the future!

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

My favorite thing about Kamloops would have to be anything to do with the outdoors. The weather is always nice even when it is cold! I love to go skiing, fishing, hiking, and even going to riverside park to swim.

How do you take your caffeine?

I love to get Chai Tea Lattes with vanilla foam from Common Grounds!

My TRU must-do is…

A TRU must do would have to be to participate/ get involved in clubs. Clubs are a great opportunity to even go to new places in Kamloops. In my first year, I was able to visit Sunpeaks and meet a great group of people from joining the ski club at TRU!

Anything else you'd like to mention?

University is the best time of your life; it goes so quickly, so live in the moment and always say yes to new opportunities.

Kayla

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Kamloops, BCBachelor of Science
Advice you would give a first-year student

Some advice I would give a first-year student is to prepare for exams well in advance, as well as to not be afraid to ask questions if ever in need of assistance. Also, try to become involved in lots of extra-curriculars on campus!

What's next for you after graduation?

I hope to be admitted into medical school to eventually pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist.

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

My favourite thing about Kamloops is the vibrant, welcoming, and diverse community. Kamloops is full of authentic people and adventures - whether it be skiing fresh powder on the slopes, hiking up mountains with spectacular views, or dining at one of our highly rated restaurants, you can always find a great group of people to come along and further enhance your experience.

How do you take your caffeine?

Matcha latte.

My TRU must-do is…

Wolfpack games! They are so fun and exciting to watch - definitely a must-do as a TRU student.

Anything else you'd like to mention?

I look forward to meeting TRU's new and prospective students, and best of luck to everyone as we enter another academic year!

Kira

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Kamloops, BCBachelor of Arts
Advice you would give a first-year student

Get involved in as much as you can, join clubs as they are a great way to make friends, and take advantage of all the resources TRU has! University is a great time to grow and find out more about your interests by trying new things and meeting new people.

What's next for you after graduation?

Travelling to Europe

Favourite thing about Kamloops?

I love all the opportunities to get outside and be in nature

How do you take your caffeine?

Iced vanilla oat milk lattes.

My TRU must-do is…

Attending the back-to-school barbeque is a great opportunity to learn about all the student services, learn more about clubs, and get lots of free swag

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