Sara MacCallum

Sara MacCallum

Peer Advisor

Registrar's Office

| Peer Support

Sara MacCallum Sara MacCallum

I am a second-year student at King’s, studying History and English. I grew up in Calgary, Alberta, but I visited Nova Scotia many times before coming to King’s, and I love it here in Halifax.

Like many students, I started my time at King’s in FYP. I really enjoyed my first-year experience, but by the end of it I wasn’t sure what subject(s) I wanted to study. Through my first and second year I took courses in at least eight different subjects, and there are still more that I think could be interesting. I feel more confident in my program decisions now, but I understand how difficult studying what interests you can feel when there are so many options and when feeling pressure to plan for the future. Through my own experience and my time as a Peer Advisor, I’ve learned that it is okay to take the time to try different things and get help to figure out what you want to do.

Tip for success: Build a schedule that works for you! I try to customize my schedule to create a routine that lets me get my schoolwork done when and where I am most productive, and that leaves space for fun and rest. If you don’t know what will work for you, try something, and adjust later. In my experience, there’s always a way to make any situation work out.

How I can help as a peer academic advisor:

  • First and second year undergraduate academic advising appointments
  • Course selection, scheduling and registration
  • Navigating degree options and pathways
  • Guidance and support with academic processes like grading policies, academic dates, withdrawals and confirmation letters
  • Understanding degree requirements and where to go for departmental advising
  • Information on and direction or referral to other student life and health/wellness supports and services

Hobbies: crocheting, reading, and watching baseball

Pronouns: she/her