In May 2012, I graduated from Mount Allison University (the top-ranked undergraduate university in Canada) with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in International Relations. I am currently a master’s student in Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Relations.
During my four years there I took courses on a wide range of subjects including most notably Critical Geopolitics, American Foreign Policy, Global Governance, Africa in a Global Context, Middle East Politics, International Political Economics, Economic Growth and Technological Change, and multiple European history courses, 4 semesters of French, and 4 semesters Canadian History and Culture. My academic writing improved tremendously and in my third year my essay, The Atlantic International Studies Organized chose my essay, The Impact of Clientelism on Sudan and the Implications for a Sustainable Peace for inclusion in Volume 7 of The Atlantic International Studies Journal.
In addition to my academic work I was heavily involved in extracurricular activities of all kinds. Since my first year I’ve been employed by the admissions office to write about Mount Allison from my perspective at my un-creatively named blog, Geoff at Mount Allison.
I have also been the Public Relations Coordinator for Amnesty International Mount Allison, Online Editor for The Argosy, Mount Allison University’s Student Newspaper, and since May 2011 I’ve worked at the Marketing and Communications Office at Mount Allison University as a Communications Assistant.