Wekatesk Augustine – Coaching for Success

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When he isn’t winning multiple games of billiards in a row, Wekatesk Augustine can be found helping students succeed at CBU. From Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, Wekatesk is a third-year student working toward a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Wekatesk enjoys learning in the classroom and knows the volunteer work experience he’s gained along the way has been invaluable. Wekatesk originally chose to come to CBU because he wanted to be close to his home in Eskasoni. “After being a CBU student for a few years, I have learned that it is a unique university filled with friendly people and great staff,” says Wekatesk.

Wekatesk is one of the amazing peer success coaches at CBU. He originally heard about the position through a friend and thought, “That’s something that I’d like to do.” The program offers him a sense of pride in knowing that he’s helped new students settle in to life at CBU. One of his favourite parts about being a peer success coach is getting to share his CBU experience with others. “You feel very comfortable because everyone is so easy to get along with.”

As a third-year student, Wekatesk has found that the key to being successful at CBU is to read all course material and get involved in your program of study. Wekatesk understands that university is a place where students will find their path, or find their way onto a new path.

“If you find yourself in a program that isn’t for you; don’t panic,” says Wekatesk, “There are ways to switch into a program that better suits you.” When Wekatesk first came to CBU, he was in the Bachelor of Science program with a major in chemistry. After realizing chemistry may not be his passion, he switched to the BACS/BBA program. “It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

“When you choose CBU, you will not be disappointed.” says Wekatesk. “You have professors who root for you and want you to succeed and students that welcome you with open arms.” For Wekatesk Augustine, there is no doubt that CBU is the best university around.

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