By: Ky’laijah, PLANS Co-op program participant
My name is Ky’laijah and I joined the PLANS Co-op program because it was about helping students, like myself, learn about all the different health programs I could consider after high school and because the program was for Black students like myself.
The most notable experience for me at the PLANS Co-op was when the students and people that worked at Dalhousie University came in and talked to us about the school and what they do at Dal. For example, we had a chance to practice and learn about what students at Dal study in health programs.
The PLANS Co-op program definitely made me want to learn more about health after high school because we talked about all the different college programs and courses you could take to really make the transition from high school to university/college easier. In the beginning, nursing was not even an option for me, that wasn’t what I wanted to do, I was aiming more toward studying law after high school and becoming a criminal lawyer but now I’m looking forward and really interested in doing nursing, a big reason for that being my experience being a part of my Co-op placement. The reason I want to change what I wanted to do and study nursing is that it involves helping people and taking care of others. Nursing to me seems like a friendly career, and I feel I would really enjoy being a part of that.