A day in the life
Sara Maldonado talks about fourth year
I like how I have small classes where I have a chance to know the professors. They take a lot of time to help you understand the subject, rather than just lecture.
Finding her path
Sara Maldonado has come a long way to study at Dalhousie. Originally from Quito, Ecuador, she first heard of Dalhousie through her high school’s guidance counsellor.
“I decided to come when I met a Dalhousie recruiter who came to my school for a university fair,” says the Informatics student. “He was able to tell me so much about Dalhousie and I realized there were a lot of benefits to coming here.”
Sara says the fact she could work as a student was a plus and the city of Halifax seemed like a good size. The opportunity to get involved in societies or groups on campus and meet people with similar interests was another draw.
More than a hobby
Always interested in technology, Sara had never considered it as something to pursue as a degree. After doing a year of science studies, she switched to Informatics because she liked the things the discipline involved, such as communications and project management.
“I really like it,” says Sara. “I like how I have small classes where I have a chance to know the professors. They take a lot of time to help you understand the subject, rather than just lecture.”
Sara is also a fan of the co-op program.
“I think it’s really important when studying computer science, because you can only learn so much in the classroom,” she says. “But when you’re working, you get a sense of what a job would really be like.”