Continuing our series of blogs spotlighting some of our inaugural Beedie Luminaries meet Harmeet Bhatthal. Harmeet is starting her first year at UBC, taking a Bachelor of Science program. Read more about her story in the Q&A story below.
What is your name?
What post-secondary school will you be attending?
University of British Columbia
What program will you be taking in post-secondary and why does it interest you?
I am enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at UBC. I’ve always found science interesting because it allows me to get a better understanding of how the world works. Science courses are required to pursue a career in Health Sciences.
Tell us a little bit about your background (growing up, going to school, extra-curricular activities, etc.).
Growing up, I was a shy and quiet child. I mainly kept to myself when surrounded by strangers, but I was more open and outgoing around friends and family. I was on the track team in elementary school, mainly for cross country running, and would compete in local competitions with my school.
Who inspires you, and why?
My parents inspire me. They have worked very hard and long hours at menial jobs to provide for our family. Although they may be exhausted after work, they always have a smile on their faces when around my sister and I. I am inspired by the sacrifices they’ve made and continue to make for us.
What motivates you, and why?
In terms of school, having something to look forward to, such as an hour of relaxing or getting an A on an essay, is very motivating for me. I am often more productive if I know that my hard work will be rewarded in the end.
What are your goals for the upcoming school year?
One of my goals are to do well in all my courses and be able to balance school work and free time. I also plan to join clubs that are of my interest.
What is one thing you learned in high school that you will take with you to post-secondary?
Time management. With a heavy course load in Grade 12, I’ve learned how important it is to have a set schedule for school work and free time. I believe that my time management skills will benefit me greatly in university.
What is one piece of advice you’d give to future Luminaries?
To seek additional resources. When one thing doesn’t work out, it’s important to keep looking for more opportunities, as they can often lead to better outcomes.Back To Top