Meet our graduate student: Josh Cheng
Q: How did you apply for universities? Which university was your final choice? Why?
I applied for universities that had the best animal science programme or veterinary programme because in high school I wanted to be a veterinarian. UC Davis became my final choice because it was ranked the #1 veterinary medicine programme in the world, so I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to have academic and professional development in UC Davis.
In college, I took meat science courses where I learned the basics of meat processing and fabrication. I also had other courses that are related to animal handling and management in which we had close contact with animals and studied their behaviours. Most of the species I have had contact with so far are agricultural species, and that was not something I could have experienced in a city, which is why I thought those courses were great experiences for me.
Q: Congratulations to you on your enrollment in such a good university. Can you please share with us how you have successfully achieved your goal? What support did you receive from your teachers and school?
Currently I am applying for jobs and hopefully working in the food production industry when I graduate. I received support from my high school teachers who wrote letters of recommendation and who helped me to achieve my academic goals. A special mention to Ms. Gonzalez and Mr. Loeper-Viti who provided me guidance when I was in doubt of myself in high school.
Q: What have you enjoyed most during your learning journey at Léman? Have you had any challenges and how did you overcome them?
I loved the ACAMIS and CISA basketball and volleyball tournaments because it was during those times that I developed my communication and teamwork skills while having a lot of fun and enjoying the challenges. One of the challenges that I had during high school was time management and balancing academics and extracurricular activities. Through trial-and-error and constant experiencing and learning, I ultimately was able to reach a balance and be efficient.
Q: How is your university life? How did the school prepare you for the university?
University life is very comfortable I would say. I have absolute control over my lifestyle and time. I would say Léman taught me to manage time properly so that in college I was able to work efficiently and enjoy college life.
Q: As a Léman graduate student, what would you like to say to our students? What are your suggestions for our students to prepare for university?
Do what you got to do. If you know what your path is, then follow it and work on it. You are living your own life, not living in others’ perspectives.