TRU Future Student Ambassadors

The Thompson Rivers University Future Student Ambassadors are a team of highly involved current students here to help future students discover all that TRU has to offer!

The role of the Future Student Ambassador is to connect with future students and their families to share their TRU experiences and journeys! Ambassadors work together with the Future Student Office to promote TRU through on and off campus events, virtual information sessions, high school visits and presentations, career and education fairs across British Columbia and Canada and more.

Become a TRU Future Student Ambassador

Hiring for the Future Student Ambassador Team happens in April each year. Check back in March/April 2022 for more details!

For more information about becoming a Future Student Ambassador, email the Future Students Office at futurestudents@tru.ca.

Meet the Fall 2021 TRU Future Student Ambassadors

Alex

Alex
Bachelor of Arts

Hello everyone! My name is Alex Duarosan, but you can call me “Al Pal”. I am a third-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Psychology while studying Marketing and Communications on the side. I am from Kamloops (otherwise known as TK'emlups) and reside in beautiful British Columbia.

I am a student athlete for WolfPack Cheerleading, a Career Ambassador for the Career and Experiential Learning department, TRU World Social Media Ambassador, Safety Ambassador for the Risk Management and Health & Safety department, co-op student, and now a Future Students Ambassador for the Future Students department!

As you can probably tell, I love to get involved at Thompson Rivers University! I’ve participated in awareness campaigns such as Bell Let’s Talk for mental health, presented at Open House, helped at a student-wide food drive, and competed in the University World Championships of Cheerleading, placing fifth across the world!

One piece of advice I have for future students is to get out of your comfort zone. You might find that the best experiences come from those you least expect. Get involved, whether by means of the campus or the community. You will advance your network and might find passions along the way!


Valeria

Valeria
Bachelor of Arts

Hi everyone! My name is Valeria Molina, and I am a third-year international student from El Salvador. My major is in Communications and New Media and my minor is in Marketing. I am a really friendly person who loves to travel, volunteer, play sports, watch movies, and spend time with friends and family. This is my second semester as a Future Student Ambassador here at TRU and I am super excited to connect with all the new prospective students once again.

One tip that I have for future students would be to get involved. I would encourage them to try different clubs, sports teams or even just talking to their peers and professors outside of class. Be open to meeting new people and trying out new things. Getting out of your comfort zone will definitely be worth it in the end. You might even discover new passions and talents!


Cassidy

Cassidy
Bachelor of Arts

Hi there! I'm Cassidy Jean, a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student pursuing a Double Major in English and psychology. I was born and raised in Kamloops, so I know a lot about the city. Aside from being a Future Student Ambassador, I am also an Arts Ambassador, a Supplemental Learning Leader, and I'm part of the Writer's Club here at TRU. I started my TRU journey through the TRU-Start program and I've never looked back. In my free time I love to read, write, and go for walks.

My one piece of advice for future students is not to be afraid to ask questions, especially of your professors. The professors and other staff members at TRU truly want to see students succeed so never be afraid to ask for help if you need it.


Sneha
Bachelor of Arts

Hello! My name is Sneha Suniara. I am currently a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Psychology with a minor in History. I was born and raised in Vernon, B.C. but transferred to TRU in my second year from Okanagan College. I now reside in Kamloops while I complete my studies. Aside from being a Future Student Ambassador, I am also a student-athlete for Wolfpack Cheerleading. This will be my second year on the team! When I am not busy, I love to go on hikes or spend time with friends and family!

Some advice I have for future students is to get out of your comfort zone and try something new, such as getting involved in campus activities or clubs! It truly enriches your university life, and you gain more experience in doing the things you enjoy while making some great friends! But don’t forget to prioritize getting a good balance between fun and your education. Never think twice about asking for help! TRU provides many services to aid students in their education, such as the writing center, counselling, the wellness center, and much more!


Adriana

Adriana
Bachelor of Arts

Hi! My name is Adriana, but you can call me Adri. I am a third-year Bachelor of Arts international student from El Salvador, majoring in Psychology. I was a Social Media Ambassador for TRU World for the past two years, and now I am enriching my experience here on campus by being a Future Student Ambassador and a Student Wellness Ambassador! I really enjoy getting involved on campus because doing so has opened plenty of new academic opportunities while making really awesome friends. I love long conversations, trying new restaurants, traveling, and taking pictures of everyone and everything!

My one piece of advice for all new and current students is: take the initiative. This is a new beginning, and it is never too late to learn something new! Just keep going and always remember where and why you started.


Hailey

Hailey
Accounting Technician Diploma

Hi everyone! My name is Hailey Lepine and I am currently in my last semester of the Accounting Technician Diploma. Upon completion of this program, I plan to ladder into the Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in accounting and then eventually complete the Charted Professional Accountant program. I was born and mostly raised in Kamloops so I can answer student questions about off campus resources. As a Metis student, I can also point students in the direction of Indigenous events and resources that are available at Thompson Rivers University. Although I am close to completing my diploma program, I have been a student at the university for some time while trying to decide which program was best suited for me, so I also have knowledge on different courses and programs provided at this institution.

An important piece of advice that I have for future TRU students is to remember to prioritize downtime to engage in favored recreational activities. By giving myself breaks in between studying or attending lectures I find I can focus better when returning to my coursework. Also, giving yourself breaks to do things you enjoy is important in upholding mental health and reducing school related stress.


Shreya
Bachelor of Arts

Hello! My name is Shreya Desai and I am a second-year undergraduate student here at Thompson Rivers University. My degree is the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology. I am from India and, at present, I reside on campus. Alongside the position of a Future Student Ambassador, I am the Fundraising and Events Coordinator and the Creative Designer for the Annual Philosophy, History and Politics Conference held at TRU. A primary reason I joined TRU was its small class sizes, which helps connect with the instructors and makes the learning more personalized.

If I were to give one important piece of advice to future students, it would be to get engaged in the campus community. You can do so by simply showing up to class and talking to new people or by getting involved in the various opportunities that present themselves throughout the year. Also take advantage of the free services offered on campus like the Wellness Centre and Multi-faith Chaplaincy!

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