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The Ultimate MacEng Hangout

The Ultimate MacEng Hangout

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Virtual event through Hopin

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McMaster Engineering Recruitment

thinkeng@mcmaster.ca

Future Engineering, Computer Science, BTech, and iBioMed students: Connect with 100 current students who want to welcome you virtually into our #FireballFamily. Join us for an interactive open house to learn more from our wonderful Student Ambassadors about the Faculty of Engineering.

Overview

 

At this 100% live online event, you'll have a chance to: 

  • 1:1 video and/or text chat with 100 current MacEng students

  • Attend panel discussions on co-op, clubs & teams, and academics

  • Speak to experts on admissions, scholarships, co-op and our Level 1 programs

  • Participate in live, themed group hangouts, where we'll get creative and have some fun!

Just like an in-person open house, you can drop by for a quick chat, or stay for the full five hours!

Important Note: Panel discussion recordings will be available after the event.

Agenda

 

 

Keynote Speech

Entrepreneurship Keynote: Meet Michael Jobity and Mitchell Wong - 2 recent graduates from the Engineering Physics & Management program and the co-founders of 2unify which started as a final year capstone project! 2unify is an automated hands-free guitar tuning stand that performs automatic tuning by mechanically tuning the pegs on a guitar. Join them for their inspirational talk on how their experiences as McMaster Engineering students led them to take on their entrepreneurial endeavours. Are you ready to be inspired by their entrepreneurial journey? 

The Art of Engineering: Maximilian and Theodor Aoki do everything together. The brothers are classically trained cellists - they arrange, compose, and perform contemporary music on two cellos and have played with one another for the past 15 years. They created versaCello in 2014 and are current engineering students at McMaster University while concurrently pursuing exciting opportunities in music and film. Are you ready to learn more about the Art of Engineering?

Panel Discussions

Join us for our 30-minute engaging panel discussion sessions that will provide you with the insight scoop on all things McMaster Engineering. We'll cover topics on the first-year experience, project-based learning, and preparing for the real world through co-op. You won't want to miss these!

Panel Topics: 

The First Hundred Days: Hear from four first-year students from each of our Level 1 programs (BTech, Computer Science, Engineering 1 and iBioMed) about their first few months as a McMaster Engineering student! 

Learn. Apply. Create: At McMaster, we focus on learning concepts and then bringing them to life. Hear from students about how project-based learning is integrated throughout their undergraduate degree. 

From Co-op to Career: These upper year students have completed many months of co-op throughout their degree. Find out how they plan to use their experience to land the perfect job after they graduate. 

MacEng Hangouts

Live, themed group hangouts, where we'll get creative and have some fun! Connect with our Student Ambassadors throughout these interactive sessions! 

Session topics will include:

  • BALANCED LIFE
    • Cookies, Crepes & Co-op: Did someone say cookies and crepes? Join our Chemical & Bioengineering students as they bake a few sweet treats and “dish” about their co-op experiences.
    • A Balancing Act: Wondering about wellness in engineering? Join members of the MES Wellness Committee for an interactive discussion about your interests/hobbies outside of school and maintaining balance in an engineering program!
  • CLUBS & TEAMS
    • Teams Trivia: Which famous McMaster graduate stars in Schitt’s Creek? Engage in a lively round of trivia with our reps from various technical clubs and teams.
    • Club Charade: E-N-G-I-N-E-E-R? Get your guessing skills ready for an interactive charades session with our non-technical clubs & teams reps!
  • TEA & CONVERSATIONS
    • Facul-TEA: Ahhh…. a professor? Two of our faculty members have decided to spill the tea on all things McMaster Engineering and don’t worry, they are the kindest!
    • Maple Iced Tea: Canadian weather? Maple syrup? Come chat with our international students and get the tea on their first impressions of Canada, Hamilton and McMaster!
  • THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE
    • Is it Jeopardy? Is it Wheel of Fortune? Nope, it's The Ultimate Challenge! Be ready to participate in a newly invented (by us) game of epic proportions.
    • *OPPORTUNITY ALERT* Want to be MacEng famous and participate in the Ultimate Challenge? Here is your special opportunity to apply to be chosen to be a live contestant for your chance to win some awesome MacEng prizes

Expert Expo

We all have questions and we imagine you do too! Be sure to stop by our expo booths to connect with staff and students and get all your questions answered on admissions, scholarships, co-op and our Level 1 programs. 

Connections

Our Student Ambassadors cannot wait to meet and connect with you in a 1:1 setting! Join them for a video call to hear more about their own experiences and feel free to ask them any questions you may have as well! 

Event Tips

How to make the most of our Virtual Events

Before the Event

  1. Sign up in advance! This ensures you get all the necessary links and information before the event starts.
  1. Do your research. Take some time to check out our website to learn more about our four entry level Engineering programs offered here at McMaster in advance; Engineering, Computer Science, Bachelor of Technology and Integrated Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences.
  1. Look at the schedule and plan out your time at the eventOur events offer many opportunities to learn about all the wonderful things McMaster Engineering has to offer. Take a minute to look at what’s going on to plan out your time accordingly.

During the Event

  1. Try to attend as many sessions as you can! Although it all may seem a little overwhelming, by attending different sessions, you will learn a variety of topics from Academics to Student Life to Clubs and Teams. Who knows? You may learn something new you have not even thought of in the past!
  1. Chat with our Recruitment Staff. They are the experts on everything admission related. Our wonderful team will tell you everything you need to know about applying, admissions & overall strengths of our McMaster Engineering programs. 
  1. Spend time with our Student Ambassadors. Our current students are the experts on their programs. They can provide the insider-scoop on their courses and programs, transitioning to university and student life at McMaster. Afterall, who better to discuss McMaster Engineering with than students a part of it right now!
  1. Ask questions! All McMaster representatives at the event are here to help YOU! Not sure what to ask our Ambassadors? Check out some great questions to get you started.
  1. Take breaks! To stay engaged, it is best to take some time between sessions to stretch, grab a snack or just take your eyes off the screen.

After the Event

  1. Reach out to Student Ambassadors and/or Recruitment Team with more questions you may have. Have questions that came up after the event ended? Email our recruitment team at thinkeng@mcmaster.ca with admissions related inquiries or reach out Student Ambassadors if you are curious about anything else. 
  1. Stay updated with our socials and see what events we have coming up next! Check out our various social media channels to be in the know of future events & opportunities!

Top 10 Questions to ask our Student Ambassadors

  • What made you choose McMaster / your program?
  • What is your favourite spot on campus?
  • What extracurriculars (sports, engineering teams) are you a part of?
  • What co-op opportunities have you taken?
  • What does the Engineering Fireball symbol mean?
  • What is your favourite thing about McMaster?
  • How do you manage the workload?
  • How did you find the transition from high school to university?
  • Any tips for the application process/supplementary application?
  • At McMaster, where can I go if I need help academically or personally?
  • How were you able to make friends and adjust to the new environment socially?
  • How can I get involved at McMaster even in a virtual environment?