BET, Class of 2014
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum)
School of Science and Technology
Hometown: Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Gordon initially enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at Cape Breton University because it was close to home and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life.

That changed when he heard about the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program.

“I started in the BA program,” says Gordon, “but I switched after the first year. I was looking for something more hands-on and something that would give me skills that are in demand in the workforce.”

Gordon chose to enter the petroleum discipline of the BET program because he had heard there were plenty of jobs in the field.

“The program was very fast-paced, which I really liked,” he says. “I’m about to graduate and I’ve already got work lined up, so I made the right choice.”

Small class sizes made the transition from a small rural high school easier, Gordon says.

And living in residence has been a bonus, he adds, because he’s been able to enjoy plenty of on-campus activities, such as basketball, volleyball and hockey, and he has been able to meet a lot of other people, including international students.

“I love it,” Gordon says matter-of-factly. “There’s lots of opportunities for students living in residence. You get to know everybody and make friends.

“For me, it’s been a great decision to come to Cape Breton University.”