Not every student starts at Cape Breton University, but that doesn’t mean their educational journey won’t take them here. After completing the Industrial Instrumentation Diploma at NSCC Marconi, Kyle MacDonald decided to come to CBU because of the articulation agreement between the two institutions.
Kyle, from Glace Bay, transferred to CBU because of the easy switch and his craving to learn more. “I wanted to expand upon my current education and broaden my skill set,” says Kyle. He is currently in his final year of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program, majoring in Electronics and Controls. After graduation Kyle plans to work for a few years in this field, before returning to the classroom to expand his knowledge even further.
Transferring from NSCC to CBU has given Kyle a chance to be involved and connect with many different individuals. He is a student representative for Senate, and also participates in intramural sports, both of which have allowed him to make many new connections. “Over the course of my two years at CBU I have met people from all over the world with so much to offer,” says Kyle. “I have learned about so many different customs and practices. This has ultimately changed my perspective on life.”
Not only has Kyle learned about different cultures, he has also gained professional work experience with the Engineering Department at the university. “In the summer I was fortunate enough to work on projects that pertained directly to my course of study, and gain some valuable practical experience,” says Kyle. “I firmly believe I would not have been able to do so at a larger university.”
When asked if he had any advice for high school students considering CBU, Kyle says, “Come and explore all the programs you are interested in, and really get a feel for the learning environment that exists at CBU. Having the ability to know each professor personally makes CBU the best choice.”