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CS2AC Session 1: Bahamian Student's Journey Through Computer Engineering at University of New Brunswick
On this session of the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Andy, a past Computer Engineering student at the University of New Brunswick. Andy takes us through his process of dorm set-up, cell phone acquisition and opening a Canadian bank account. He also dives into the details of his scholarship and paid work co-op.
In this session you will learn:
- Why Andy chose the University of New Brunswick
- How he and his father navigated Fredericton upon landing
- About what was needed to set up his first dorm room
- What steps he took in order to secure a scholarship
- About his paid UNB Co-operative work experience and how he used it to help pay school fees after completion (A co-op work experience combines what was learned in the classroom with job experience prior to completing one’s degree. )
- His suggestions for students wanting to study computers and enter the technology industry
- His advice for Caribbean students combating the snow
About the City
About Fredericton: As a Caribbean student in Fredericton, you will not be disappointed while taking a break from the books! Located along the Saint John river, there are lots of walking/ bike trails and museums. The small town atmosphere makes all feel welcomed. It is not uncommon for students to switch up the scene and hold meetings or study sessions in one of the many coffee shops around town.
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