My name is Poema Kazazi, and I just finished my first year at Quest University Canada. This summer I will be working in the Admissions Team with my friend Daniel Shankman. As members of the Quest Admissions Team, we will give tours to prospective students, write blog posts for the Admissions Blog, and work on other exciting projects. Even though some of you might already know me, I thought it would be nice for me to introduce myself.
I am from Kosovo, which is a small country located in the South-Eastern part of Europe. Two years ago I went on exchange to Iowa, US, and lived with a host family for almost ten months. It was a great experience because I got to meet people from many parts of the world, and also improved my written and spoken English. After graduating from high school, I decided to attend Quest University Canada. People often ask me how I decided to come to Quest, and I always reply with “that is a great question”! Once I heard about Quest’s block program, I was sold. In addition, the university’s size and location added to my enthusiasm.
I came to Quest in the fall of last year, and I was really nervous. I did not know anyone, I had never visited Quest before, and I had never even been to Canada before. However, within minutes of being here, I realized that I had indeed made one of the best decisions of my life. The community and the gorgeous setting continue to amaze me, more and more each day.
Working as an Ambassador throughout the year has made my Quest experience even better. I have met prospective students from all over the world and shared with them my admiration for this university. In addition, as a mentor I have received countless emails from my mentees, whom always ask insightful questions and share their excitement about Quest with me.
Last but not least, I have enjoyed being part of the Admissions team. I have gotten to know the ambassadors, the admissions counselors, and other members of the team. I can safely say that they have become like a second family to me, and I am very excited to keep working as Ambassador this summer and in the future.