1. How did your decision to join BSG change your life?
Having grown up in India and Dubai, I was never exposed to international people and different cultures, but BSG changed that completely. I learnt to socialise and learnt about cultures from all around the world, which prepared me for university as I can basically talk to anyone now!
2. How did the BSG community help you achieve your goals and guide you through your education?
BSG is a stellar community that fosters growth, not only within, but outside of school as well. I have been fortunate to have some of the best teachers, who pushed me to write research reports, go to the gym and learn the basics of personal finance and stock trading.
3. Which extracurricular experience at BSG do you think shaped you as a person?
Haven been active in Model United Nations (MUN) through middle school, BSG gave me the opportunity to mentor some students in the MUN and co-chair the general assembly of an international MUN in Shanghai. In addition, the careers fair at BSG helped me to get my first internship and connected me to a career mentor, William Sung, who has given me mental clarity and personalised career and life advice throughout high school.
4. On reflection, how did studying A-Levels set you up for success at university?
Doing four A-Levels at once really forced me to strategically study the hardest topics and focus deeply in my study time throughout the two years — both key skills that help at university as the workload will be immense, and I won’t be able to ace all things. It’s the important things that matter, and learning to discern that early has helped me.
5. For current A-Level students, what advice would you give them as they look towards applying for university and figuring out their future careers?
While it is good to do what you love, learn to be practical and look at the ROI (return on investment) of how you spend your time and money – it will allow you to see things objectively & clearly
Have a good LinkedIn & learn to reach out to people! I have worked at four places throughout school and made friends at university before even going there. You’d be surprised how many people willingly give free advice
Have fun at uni (especially in the first year)
Try to have side projects that you are passionate about throughout school & university – they make you unique!
Don’t just learn how to do things – ask why more often.
6. For families considering BSG for their child, what would you say to them?
BSG is by far the best school in Guangzhou! It is evident that all teachers care deeply about their students’ progress in class, but outside as well. The teachers often have very unique backgrounds, and each of mine have consistently given me varied perspectives and consistent academic support that has allowed me to do well .
7. Looking to the future, what’s your plan after university?
It’s good not to have a solid plan sometimes – I will be using my three years to see where my interests take me and judge what I want to do in the future. Trying a bit of everything, being fit throughout and having a good time is the goal!