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Delhi student, who bags study opportunity at a Canadian university, credits teachers for ‘informed career choice’

Studying in an IB school at present, he plans to pursue BBA in Accounting or Finance



Nakul Logani, a student of Apeejay International School (ASI), South Delhi, has secured an opportunity to pursue BBA from University of New Brunswick in Canada. “It was my safest option, and I knew I would qualify for it,” he says. A student of Diploma Programme (DP) 2 at ASI, Nakul has meanwhile cleared IELTS with a score of 7.5. In an interview, he talks about how YouTube helped him prepare for the exam, his future aspirations, and more. Read:

What made you want to pursue higher studies abroad? Why did you choose Canada?

One of the reasons is that my brother lives in Canada and I would ideally want to stay there too. Having said that, I am still exploring my options. I visited my brother in Vancouver this summer and was quite impressed. I found the city to be very vibrant and picturesque. From my research, I also learnt about the wide variety of well-paying job opportunities in the country. Money, for me, is a good incentive to move to Canada.

The University of New Brunswick is your ‘safety’ college. Which is your dream college?

My dream college is the University of Toronto. And my ‘reach’ universities — the ones where I can get in with some effort— are Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, University of Alberta, and the University of Calgary.

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Are you checking out universities in other countries?

Two of my backup options are University of Amsterdam and Rotterdam Business School in the Netherlands. I am also checking out one or two universities in the UK.

Is BBA the only option that you are considering?

It will either be BBA in Accounting or Finance. My goal is to pursue Certified Public Accounting (CPA) or Investment Banking. I have figured out that I am very good at Finance and Mathematics. Seeing this strength, my father also encouraged me to pursue the same. Not to mention, money influences me.

In what ways did H&R help you choose the right universities?

The career counsellors at H&R have been guiding me with the college application process. They provided me with a form where I had to fill out my grades, CV, country preferences, and some basic information about my school life. Based on this, I was given a list of universities that would be appropriate for me. It gave me a good overview of the viable options. My father and I also had fruitful discussions with Niladri Sir from H&R. He helped me a lot in finalising the universities.

Can you share some tips for IELTS aspirants?

I scored 7.5 in IELTS. I would recommend YouTube videos to develop speaking, reading, and listening skills. One of the YouTube channels I watched was E2 IELTS. Simultaneously, solve practice test papers.

What has your experience at ASI been like?

When I first joined ASI last year in DP 1, I did not think I would end up being one of the top performers in the class. My teachers helped me maximise my potential and make informed career decisions. At first, I was thinking of pursuing Business Law, but it was after discussing it with my teacher that I decided to shift to Accounting and Finance. I think when you enroll yourself in an IB curriculum, your research and critical thinking skills are automatically developed through various projects that also boost problem-solving skills.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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