Kanin Bunajinda

Hey there! My name is Kanin, and I’m an aspiring economics major from Bangkok, Thailand. Since I’ve spent most of my life in Thailand, I consider myself to be Thai, though my ancestors from both my mother and father’s side are from China. I’ve had most of my education in Thailand, though I did attend a boarding school near Palo Alto, California. On my free time, I like spending time with my friends and finding good places to eat at. I love watching anything related to baseball(played baseball throughout high school but not anymore lol); my favorite teams include Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants. At Carleton, I am a part of the business and the algorithmic trading club. I’m also a member of the water polo team. Anyways, I am looking forward to meeting and welcome you all to Carleton. If you are worried about anything about your transition to Carleton or if you want to talk about anything, feel free to reach out to me!

What excites you about being at Carleton?

From my perspective, college is the time when people start to know what they like. During this journey of discovering one’s interests, Carleton is great because there will always be opportunities for you to either experiment with new areas of interests or to dig deeper into an area that you’ve always been interested in. This aspect excites me the most about being at Carleton. By taking advantage of some opportunities in Carleton, I’ve learned more about myself and my interests.

What is something you wish you had been better prepared for, before arriving at Carleton?

Entering Carleton, there were two things that I wished I was better prepared for. First off, time management. Since college life is somewhat different from high school life, I did feel like I had a lot of time when I first started my freshmen year. Now that everybody has their unique schedule, it is everybody's responsibility to manage their own time. To live life to the fullest in Carleton, I do think time management is the key. Another thing that I wished I was better at is to be less fixated on grades. In high school, having a high GPA was crucial in getting to the right colleges. Here having good grades is also important, but I know that my initial purpose of coming here is to learn new things. During my first trimester here, I was too focused on getting good grades that I had ignored my initial purpose of being here. I wished that when I first entered Carleton, I would learn to be less sensitive about grades and more open to learning new things.


Facebook: Kanin Bunajinda (probably the only person with this name on FB lol) 

email: bunajindaa@carleton.edu

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