“Any career you can think of, I wanted to do it at once point,” she joked. Law was always in the back of her mind, but by the time she started Cegep, she was interested in psychology.
Millette-Gagnon, originally from Ste-Hyacinthe, Que., chose Champlain as a way to practice her English language skills and get closer to the “big city.”
She said the transition to an English school required a lot of extra effort and in her first semester, Millette-Gagnon spent many hours using the college’s free tutoring services.
“The first papers I received — they were full of red. With hard work I improved pretty quickly and was pretty proud of myself after the first semester.”
Spending time with her teammates on the Cavaliers rugby team also helped.
“I’d say being part of a sports team was probably the best decision I made during my years at Champlain,” she said. “You feel like you belong, like you’re part of something. It helped me make so many friends.”