By: Anjolaoluwa (Anjie) Fagunwa, PLANS Co-op Student
My name is Anjolaoluwa (Anjie) Fagunwa, I am a grade 11 student in the co-op program, at Halifax West High School. Over the years, my interest in the medical field has grown and I’m always looking to expand my knowledge even further. Being in the coop program has opened doors for me and through co-op, I was introduced to PLANS.
Before I started co-op, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, particularly orthodontics but I was unsure of my decision. PLANS co-op has really helped me extend my knowledge and interest in the medical field and has made me certain that I would like to pursue a career in dentistry. Some careers/courses I really enjoyed were dentistry, physiotherapy, and nursing.
The dentistry session definitely exceeded my expectations. I got to see and listen to people from different careers under dentistry and have one-on-one conversations with them; I also got to do some practicals and experience what it’s like being a dentistry student. This experience has been nothing less than amazing and I’m so glad that I have this opportunity because it has strengthened my decision in pursuing a career in dentistry.
In conclusion, PLANS has helped me set a foundation for my future. Not only did it help me ensure that I’ll love dentistry, It helped me get involved with Dalhousie University, the university I want to attend. PLANS helped me get in touch with a lot of great resources Dalhousie has to offer and I got to speak to professionals in the medical field and professionals at Dal. PLANS is a really great opportunity and I’m thankful to be a part of it.