Originally from Toronto, Canada, Sabrina attended undergrad at Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. She then—though COVID-19 became a pandemic—made the move across the country to attend SCCO.
In this Zoom interview with Eryn Kraning, Senior Director of Recruiting and Admissions at SCCO, she shares how she handled so many life style changes: long distance move to a new state, new roommate, new style of learning online, and new classmates.
It seems like the only thing that hasn’t changed is her positive outlook on life.
Sabrina explains how she found housing, how she gets around Southern California without a car, what classes and labs look like during this pandemic and, especially how she’s been able conquer the loneliness she first felt after her big move.
Sabrina explains, “I had no experience with online learning at all so I was really nervous about remote learning. I would rather learn in-person. But instead, I find it surprisingly interactive and fun. I learn so much! The faculty are always available to us. There are many faculty Zoom office hours so it’s not like we just go watch a lecture online and that’s it. Multiple times in a week, we’re face to face with faculty on Zoom interacting and getting our questions answered. For even more interaction with faculty, we have scheduled lab times where we go on campus and have in-person learning. Having after hours practice with many nights a week takes away from the loneliness and helps us build friendships and relationships with faculty and classmates .”
Categories: Coping with COVID