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Our current students are the experts on learning and living at Dal. If you're looking for advice and  information about what to expect in the classroom, on campus and in the community, you can contact one of our student ambassadors.

Nathan Robertson

Nathan

Degree: Bachelor of Computer Science (Co-op)
Year: Fourth Year
Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Pronouns: He, him

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"I’ve lived in Halifax for nearly my whole life and decided a long time ago that Dal was the school I would be attending. After I chose CS at Dal, I never had any doubt that I had made the right choice...."

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I’ve lived in Halifax for nearly my whole life and decided a long time ago that Dal was the school I would be attending. After I chose CS at Dal, I never had any doubt that I had made the right choice.

I’ve met so many amazing people as I’ve progressed through my degree. I’ve worked as a teaching assistant since my second year and it’s been one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. It’s helped me get to know hundreds of students and some of Dal’s truly amazing professors. Now that I’m at the end, I can confidently say that I’m coming out of my degree with some friends that I’ll have for life. Without CS and Dal’s co-op program, I never would have moved to Ottawa for work, road-tripped to New York, stayed with a friend in Vancouver or flown to India for my dear friend's wedding.

There’s no doubt in my mind that I will always look back fondly at my time spent at Dalhousie. The past few years have been the best of my life and I’m excited to see how attending Dal will impact my future. If you have any questions about Dalhousie, CS or me, I’m an open book.

  

Sarah Li

Sarah SA

Degree: BSc in Statistics and Computer Science
Year: Third Year
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Pronouns: She, her

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"My path to Computer Science was like magic, as I had never, in one day of my life, envisioned myself working with the cutting-edge technology and coding in various languages. I started off as a Statistics student, but fell in love with coding after taking Java I and II..."

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My path to Computer Science was like magic, as I had never, in one day of my life, envisioned myself working with the cutting-edge technology and coding in various languages. I started off as a Statistics student, but fell in love with coding after taking Java I and II. I was intrigued by the vibrant, engaging, and inspiring environment at the Faculty, which triggers me to try new things and learn new skills. It has been one of my most valuable experience: conquering challenges creatively and working in teams to achieve a goal!

I look forward to meeting new students and introducing them to this amazing and booming discipline. Whichever field you’d like to specialize in, it takes time and practice to become a proficient Computer Scientist. I would love to be your friend and help you weather the storm of multi-projects management. I want to stand by your side at the moment of culture shock and self-suspicion. I want to help you become an empowered communicator, conveying and developing your ideas confidently. As for me, I want to become a Data Scientist. Taking advantages of my background in Statistics, I want to contribute towards the development of data mining architectures, dynamic data modeling, and data analysis methodologies.

  

Julia Kroon

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Degree: Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Co-op)
Year: Fourth Year
Hometown: Toronto Ontario
Pronouns: She, her

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"From my time working for SuperNOVA during my Co-ops, I was able to meet so many people from all around Canada in different and unique disciplines. It opened my eyes to what a diverse world we live in, and helped me find my passion through teaching..."

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Since joining the Faculty of Computer Science I have been able to meet so many new people and create amazing experiences. When I was going into third year I joined the Computer Science Society as secretary and have been a part of it ever since. Just from joining the society I have been able to meet more people within the faculty that I wouldn’t have connected with.

From my time working for SuperNOVA during my Co-ops, I was able to meet so many people from all around Canada in different and unique disciplines. It opened my eyes to what a diverse world we live in, and helped me find my passion through teaching.

I’ve been a TA for several first-year courses, so if you’re wondering what they’re like or what’s expected of you send me a message!

  

Jesse Rodrigues

Jesse SA

Degree: Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Co-op)
Year: Second Year
Hometown: Maine, USA
Pronouns: He, him

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"I grew up working with computers my whole life, but it wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I got the chance to take my school’s only computer science course. Since then, I’ve grown to enjoy the challenge of programming and problem solving from a computer science perspective...."

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I grew up working with computers my whole life, but it wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I got the chance to take my school’s only computer science course. Since then, I’ve grown to enjoy the challenge of programming and problem solving from a computer science perspective. I fell in love with Halifax, Dalhousie, and particularly the Faculty of Computer Science from the first day I made my transition from the US. I serve on the Computer Science Society Council as the Applied Computer Science Representative, where I represent student interests.

I’m always happy to meet new students and connect people to the resources they need. I’m still in the middle of my first year, and I can answer any questions you might have about the freshman experience. I’m not really sure where my academic career will take me yet, but I’m looking forward to the opportunities presented by the co-op program and the many, many resources at Dal. So far, my life here has been fun, challenging, and sometimes unfamiliar, but always rewarding. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any of the ambassadors if you have any questions!