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Anna Green

"My favourite part about being involved is that you feel even more connected to the school."

Program: iBiomed and Mechanical

Year: 3

Hometown: Hamilton

Describe McMaster Engineering in one word: Fulfilling

What advice would you share to a prospective student? If you're trying to decide between different universities for engineering, I would strongly urge you to choose McMaster. I'm not suggesting you to choose Mac just because I like it, I'm suggesting you choose it because a whole bunch of different kinds of people like it.

Engineering can be really tough at times, but I believe that Mac has minimized the challenges more than any other school could have. If you want to be in an engineering program that doesn't treat its students like just another number in their program, then choose Mac Eng. If you want to be in an engineering program that runs high quality, fun events, high quality educational events, high quality networking events etc for its students AND makes them accessible to many people, then choose Mac Eng.

I'm not one of the students who knows the most people in the faculty or goes to the most events or hangs out in the engineering common spaces the most, but I STILL feel like I'm part of a close-knit community that has my back. Personally, I wouldn't want to be at any other school.

How have you immersed yourself in the extra-curricular life and what has been your favourite aspect being involved? In first year I was in a McMaster acappella group, and I volunteered for Fall Preview days, showing prospective students around. In second year I joined the Formula Electric Car Team (we build an electric race car), and I became a Welcome Week representative. In third year, I played on a ton of intramural sports teams, and joined the planning committee for Welcome Week.

My favourite part about being involved is that you feel even more connected to the school. At the beginning of university I didn't think I would care about the school I studied at, but through extra-curriculars I've made deeper friendships, I've worked to make the student experience better, and I've spent time on campus doing things that aren't related to classes, and now I have a way deeper appreciation of McMaster.

What's something special and fun we should know about you? I'm an expert at picking ripe watermelons. I'm the weird person you see at the grocery store who stands at the watermelon bin for 5 minutes carefully assessing them to pick the best one. And it works every time.