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Congrats to our grads of Spring 2018!
Over 150 graduates from Dalhousie's Faculty of Computer Science crossed the stage at our Spring Convocation ceremony this year — the graduating class of Dal's 200th anniversary year.
Congratulations to all of our graduates for all of the work you've done to get you to this point — we look forward to seeing and hearing all about what's next for each of you.
Get to know just some of our grads profiled on the web and social media, celebrating our week of convocation:
Sarah Young, Bachelor of Applied Computer Science
“The Applied Computer Science project management and community outreach courses allowed me to work with real clients on real world projects. This was a challenging but extremely rewarding experience, which will help me as I move into the workplace.” - @saraheeeden Check out her full grad profile on cs.dal.ca link in bio. #gradprofile #dalgrad #dalhousie #WeAreAllCS #WeAreDalCS
Ali Daowd, Master of Health Informatics
Eric Desjardins, Bachelor of Informatics
Eric Desjardins originally planned to travel 🛫 from Quebec City to Halifax 🛬 to complete a Bachelor of Informatics 👨💻, then return home. He quickly realized that Halifax had great opportunities for future employment in the tech sector 📱💻, and is now working for Harbr - a Halifax-based construction tech start-up. You might have seen Eric in the news 📰 a short while ago as he was a recent recipient of the 2017 Top Co-op Student award. He says co-op had a huge impact on his ability to gain employment after graduation. Congratulations Eric! 🎉 #DalGrad
Keerthana Kumar, Bachelor of Computer Science
Originally from Doha, Qatar,🇶🇦 Keerthana Kumar is graduating Dalhousie 👌with a Bachelors in Computer Science with Co-op 👩🏫. She spent a good amount of her time here as a Microsoft Student Partner organizing events like the Microsoft Cognitive Service Workshop. She also seized the opportunity to attend the Grace Hopper celebration 👩💻 last year. It's odd for us to be writing about Keerthana in this way as she was an integral part of the Dal FCS Communications Team. We're going to miss her, but wish her the best of luck with her new job as a backend developer at Affinio Inc.!👊 #DalGrad
JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu, Master of Applied Computer Science
Originally from India 🇮🇳, JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu is now living in Summerside PEI and working for Canada Revenue Agency's IT department 📑. He is graduating with a Master of Applied Computer Science, as part of the first cohort of MACS graduates since the program was revamped in 2016. JeyaBalaji was part of RovBOT 🤖, a team that developed an AI-based chat-bot to aid international students when planning to come to Canada. His work was even rewarded with a Dalhousie Impact Award 🏆! He says the "MACS program is one of a kind. It gave me the right amount of freedom to experiment with cutting-edge technology and research facilities. I was able to find the right experts within our Faculty who took effort and time to guide me in the right direction." 🎯 Congratulations JeyaBalaji!
Michael Altair, Bachelor of Applied Computer Science
Michael Altair is graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Computer Science ⚒️. Since he was already living in Halifax, the switch to student-life was fairly smooth. He adapted quickly and played a major role in a joint submission by Dalhousie with the University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt 📕. The submission included the design of a device🔌 to help prevent and rescue individuals who were abducted for sex trafficking. Michael is going to take the skills 💪 he learned here and apply them at Swept as a full-time Software Developer 👨💻. He also plans on creating some patents and releasing some games 🕹️ in the future so stay tuned!
Kirti Minocha, Master of Health Informatics
As an Atlantic Canada local, Kirti Minocha has seen much of what Nova Scotia and New Brunswick has to offer. She has lived in Halifax⛴️, Amherst🏢🌳, and Sackville NB🛣️ throughout her education. As a Master of Health Informatics graduate📊, Kirti considers keeping a positive attitude and a dedicated mindset one of her greatest achievements. Completing 7 years’ worth of post-secondary education is no easy feat! Kirti's next steps include starting her full-time job at Nova Scotia Health Authority and traveling to other countries - starting with France 🇫🇷 this year!
Yaser Alkayale, Bachelor of Computer Science
Originally from Homs, Syria 🇸🇾, Yaser Alkayale has made Halifax his second home. He has obtained a Bachelor of Computer Science with not one, but two specializations 🎓. Yaser also started his own society at Dalhousie (the Syrian Student Society) which was recognized by the Minister of Immigration Nova Scotia. What's next for Yaser? He's packing his bags to work for Microsoft in Redmond, Washington! 🇺🇲
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