Born and raised in Glace Bay N.S., Kenzie Wadden was a Glace Bay High School graduate of 2014. After high school, Kenzie started his education at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), where he was enrolled in the Process Operations – 4th class Power Engineering program. After determining that the program was not for him, Kenzie decided to take a year off to determine what his next step in his education should be. It was during this time that Kenzie found the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (petroleum engineering) program at Cape Breton University.
After realizing that CBU is the only university in Atlantic Canada to offer the BET program at a university level, Kenzie felt his decision to enroll in the program was the obvious next step. “The BET degree is similar to my previous program, which is what I was looking for,” says Kenzie.
Not knowing the proper steps to take, Kenzie initially found the thought of transferring stressful. He says, “With the help of student services, it was simple to get my program figured out.” After entering the BET degree, Kenzie received help from the enrolment services team with enrolment, class scheduling and transferring credits from NSCC. Kenzie says, “The transition from NSCC to CBU was made easy with the help of the incredible university staff. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are, the CBU community treats you like their own.”
After a great first year at CBU, Kenzie applied and became a member of the #CBURoadSquad. As a member of the Squad, he traveled around Cape Breton Island promoting CBU’s programs at events and encouraging the community to take part in the ultimate #CBUstaycation challenge. As a CBU brand ambassador, Kenzie says, “It was an incredible summer! It allowed me to see the beautiful sites of Cape Breton and create a broader awareness about all the amazing things that happen here at CBU.”
Always eager to chat with those who are interested in transferring to CBU, Kenzie says, “Transferring to CBU was a great way to further my education because it puts me a step ahead of the competition when applying for jobs.”
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