Grad Guidance: Xuanlin Tham

Xuanlin Tham served as the Editor-in-Chief of Winston before graduating to the University of Edinburgh in 2018. Now, we catch up with her as she shares how she’s adjusted to university and life in Scotland.

Grad Guidance: Ian and Catherine Kawpeng

Catherine Kawpeng, graduate of 2017 and former managing editor of Winston, and Ian Kawpeng, graduate of 2018 and former head of service learning, share their experiences at The University of Toronto. They provide insight on their academic curriculum, the hurdles they’ve faced and most importantly, what college is like with a sibling.

Grad Guidance: Kyla Uy

Kyla Uy served as BSM’s Head of Student Council and Habitat for Humanity President before graduating in 2018. Here, she shares her tips on how to navigate the University of Pennsylvania’s rigorous academic curriculum and the changes she’s made since IB.

Grad Guidance: Maia Siy-Yap

Maia Siy-Yap’s passion for art is unrivalled. At BSM, she designed everything from prom visuals to graduation hoodies. At Winston, she’s known for her revolutionary art direction and self-proclaimed title of “stubborn old lady who refuses to leave.” Today, she revisits us with an insider’s perspective on studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins: her journey to art school, making the jump from art to design and adjusting to the strenuous workload.

Grad Guidance: Riana Lago

From Cheer Captain to VPA Head, Riana Lago’s done it all. She graduated from BSM in 2018 with a spot on the IB honor roll and is currently a freshman at UC Berkeley. Here, she sheds insight on all that comes with becoming a Bear: making friends, working hard and adjusting to life in a public school.

Grad Guidance: Mica Tan

Mica Tan graduated from BSM in 2018, as a former Head Girl, with a spot on the varsity basketball team and a position on the honor roll. As a member of Columbia University’s class of 2022, Mica has plenty of insight to share. We caught up with Mica and asked her a few questions about her IB experiences and her daily life in New York.