Meet a 2021 Peer Mentor:
Hi! I’m Phoebe (she/her) and I’m going into my second year of Graphic Design and this is my first year as a Peer Mentor. I’m currently in Stouffville, Ontario which is about an hour outside of Toronto. I’d say there’s a large range of work that I like to create, I really like experimenting with new mediums and materials. Most recently, I started using ceramic tiles to create some pieces, and even made a table for my room! The skills I’m looking to develop more is communication; I find that I sometimes get tongue tied and have some trouble putting what I’m thinking into words. It’s all about practice and experience, so as a Peer Mentor, I’m looking forward to further developing this skill with Mentees.
COVID has definitely changed everyone’s learning experience and engagement within class. I’ve found that I have a new love for working independently and that I’ll lean towards that more. Online classes has made me prioritize time management, and I found that I was actually really good at it! I was working efficiently and created schedules that worked for school and everyday life. I do also find importance in group work, but I’ve definitely grown more towards individual work.
I’m looking forward to in-person classes at OCAD U. First-year was solely online and I’m really missing the experience of being in class with my peers and engaging with others. As much as I thrive on my own, I really miss meeting new people face to face, and am hoping it’ll happen soon!