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Student Spotlight of Adika Peter-McNeilly (4th year Sociology student)

Adika Peter-McNeilly


4th year Sociology student


Why did you choose Sociology at Ryerson?

Every since high school I always have had an interest in how society works and was eager to learn more information about the world we live in. I felt like there was no other place to learn about society other than Toronto; a place where I call home.


Tell us about your experience as a student athlete?

Life as a student athlete is unique, not much people understand the time and commitment athletes put in the classroom and into their sports. Personally, I love being a student athlete and wouldn't trade it for anything because I'm doing two things that I'm passionate about. Yes, balancing the two can be hard at times but the rewards of getting good grades and winning games triumphs all negativities.


What advice do you have for incoming students?

My advice for first year students is to know how to manage their time. It is easy to procrastinate by putting assignments and study to the side but by focusing on making a schedule it can relief stress throughout the school year.


What do you hope to do when you graduate?

After I graduate, I want to spend some years coaching basketball particular kids that came from my community. My willing to coach right after graduation is to show the young kids an example that anything is possible and once you put your mind to it you can achieve anything you want.