CS2AC Episode 6: An Interview with President of Dalhousie University’s Caribbean Connection About How She Manages Being A Chemistry Major on Scholarship with A Part-time Job
On this session of the Caribbean Students to Atlantic Canada Podcast we talk with Beautisca King, a third year Chemistry major at Dalhousie University.
She was born and raised in the Bahamas, where she attended C.R. Walker High School and then the College of the Bahamas (now University of the Bahamas). She is a recipient of the All Bahamas Merit Award from the Bahamas’ Ministry of Education.
On top of a demanding degree, this future doctor is currently President of Dal’s Caribbean Connection, a dancer, a dance instructor and works part-time at the university clinic.
In this session you will learn:
- How she chose Chemistry as her major and what courses she is taking now (2:19)
- Why she took the SAT even though she didn’t need it for admission to Dalhousie (4:35)
- How she feels the SAT helped her secure the All Bahamas Merit Scholarship (4:35)
- How she learned that she needed to be 19 to set up a cellphone in Canada (6:30)
- How she was still able to get a phone despite the age barrier
- How easy it was for her to set up a bank account (8:00)
- How having a Canadian debit account and online banking helps her manage her day-to-day (paying rent, bills, receiving payment from work, etc) (8:58)
- Why she chose to move off campus after her first year (9:57)
- Why she said , “Kijiji for everything” (11:55)
- How to get in touch with Dalhousie’s Caribbean Connection (13:08)
- Why she loves University of King’s College Dance Collective and how you can join(14:25)
- How she found her part-time job at the university clinic (15:57)
- What her current strategies are for balancing everything and tips for future students (18:08)
- Tips for surviving your first snow experience (20:20)
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