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Senior Spotlight: Mischa Milne

Favourite memory in Alpha Phi?

Getting my big, my twin and my little!

What were you involved with on campus?

I wrote for the Ubyssey campus newspaper and held three Worklearn positions that allowed me to gain experience with communications, marketing, media relations and journalism.

What are your future goals?

I'm currently working for the Canadian government in Ottawa in the office of the Minister of Justice, where I handle communications and outreach projects. I'd love to continue doing similar work in the future! I was matched with a mentor through my internship program who works in another MP’s office, and it turned out that she is an Alpha Phi too from the University of Ottawa!

How has Alpha Phi shaped your university experience?

It gave me a support system at UBC and pushed me to become a kinder, more compassionate, and more values-driven person. I am a stronger, more confident leader because of my sorority experience. Every single woman in Alpha Phi taught me something.

Any advice for incoming freshmen?

Being busy is not the same thing as being fulfilled. Your time is really precious - reject the unhealthy pressure to get involved with a million things that you're not really able to commit to and that you're not finding value in. It is detrimental to your own health and mental wellbeing. 

You will be told to "get involved" a million times while you're in university. Before you do, ask yourself: am I truly passionate about this? Will this negatively affect my wellbeing or academics? Am I doing this because I genuinely want to? I think that's the best way to guarantee that you actually feel fulfilled during your university journey.

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