Written by: Ruthanne Talbot
Programming and Outreach Manager, Experiential Education
This past Saturday I attended Fall Preview – the day when excited, ambitious and sometimes tentative high school students visit Mac. Our job as staff is to help them fall in love with our campus and academic programs and, ultimately, see themselves as part of the McMaster and Social Sciences family. We also want potential students to see the great value in their Social Sciences degree and the benefits of participating in Experiential Education (EE) programming.
We were thrilled learn that one potential Social Sciences student who attended Fall Preview, Felicia, actually wrote a blog post about her visit to Mac. She attended one of the Social Sciences info sessions and is already well on her way to being a member of the Soc Sci and EE family! She’s got a plan for her degree program, she knows about EE internships (we’ll tell her about all of our other great EE stuff when she gets here), and she WANTS to be here at McMaster (who wouldn’t?).
“It was so informative and really helped me to get a better idea of what each program really can offer. I also learned of some really incredible opportunities such as the interdisciplinary programs – meaning combining different programs to create one completely unique to your own interests and career goals – and the paid internships they offer to help give you experience before you graduate.”
She also mentions her time in line at Starbucks and her visit to Campus Store and wading through the sea of maroon. I think she’s a Marauder already!
Read everything our potential Soc Sci newcomer had to say on her blog, The Toronto Girl.
We’ll keep our fingers crossed that we will see Felicia in September.
Do you remember your first experience with McMaster or the EE office? Tell us about it! Leave us a comment or submit your own blog post.