Spotlight on the Class of 2016 - Jilly Magan
Attended Kristin: Year 7-Year 13.
Next Step: First Year Health Science, University of Otago.
Why did you choose this pathway?
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was 4 years old, so I chose this course as it is the prerequisite for medicine.
What do you look forward to in the years ahead?
I am looking forward to finding where my passions lie. In my short three months at uni I have realized that I am really interested in working with children and pregnancies, which is something I was unaware of before coming to uni.
What are five adjectives you'd use to describe your experience so far?
Fun, nerve-wracking, enlightening, inspiring and cold!
How has Kristin helped you? What is the most meaningful thing you took away from your time here?
I'm forever grateful for the relationship I had with my Dean and the ways in which she helped me. Kristin's Tertiary Futures evening was also something I really enjoyed; I went every year in Senior School and each year I learned about different universities, which really helped in having an end goal for the future.
My most meaningful thing I took away from Kristin would have to be the way that IB has prepared me for the crazy life that is First Year Health Science, the time management skills and the ability to deal with stress is something that has come in very handy so far. My time at Kristin is something I really treasure and I am so glad that I am fortunate enough to be part of the Kristin community.