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Bianca Ha

"The best part about being involved on campus is learning new skills and working on projects that are more hands-on."

Program: Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Year: Level 2

Hometown: Mississauga

Describe McMaster Engineering in one word: Community

What advice would you share to a prospective student? My advice to a prospective student is to find an organization system that works best for you to keep track of your commitments. It might take some adjustments to find the right balance between academics and extracurriculars but don't worry, everything will fall into place. Pursue things that you're passionate about and keep an open mind, but also make sure to make time for your friends and family and yourself.

How have you immersed yourself in the extra-curricular life and what has been your favourite aspect being involved? There were a lot of great opportunities at the beginning of the year to get to know and get involved with the clubs at McMaster. With the number of clubs at McMaster, there is something for everyone. I'm involved in HOSA, Medical Makers and lleTTonna, which is a McMaster start-up, but there are also a lot of events to participate in throughout the year on campus like hackathons, the McMaster Engineering Competition and the McMaster Designathon. The best part about being involved on campus is learning new skills and working on projects that are more hands-on.

What's something special and fun we should know about you? I can speak Portuguese fluently because I was actually born in Brazil!