Mat is a 3rd year business student in the co-op program at UNB Saint John and the VP Student Affairs of the Student's Representative Council.

What does #OnlyHere mean to you?

To me #OnlyHere highlights the personal experience you can have with your professors and classmates at UNB.

My experience at UNB has been great. Once I got accepted to UNB I started a Facebook page called “Accepted to UNBSJ, Class of 2018” and I started meeting new students before we even got to university. After starting that Facebook page, the former VP of Student Affairs contacted me about getting involved and I’ve been a part of SRC ever since.

It's great being able to walk down the halls and know everybody.

At SRC we have a lot of different events and as the VP of Student Affairs I deal with our clubs & societies so I get to meet a lot of people on campus. It's great being able to walk down the halls and know everybody and be a part of this community.

There are a lot of opportunities.

I think #OnlyHere is about how small classes are and how you get to know all your classmates and professors really well. After my classes I’ll work on projects with friends or I’ll be walking down the hall and my professors will ask me how my co-op is going or if there is any way they can help. I really like the personal experience you get here.

Although UNBSJ is small, there are a lot of opportunities. There are so many events on campus where you can get involved, meet different people and really build connections.

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