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Abeera Islam (Chemical Engineering)

McMaster was my first choice for engineering; the school environment is great because it focuses on academics, extracurricular, and social life. The engineering program allows the students to explore a variety of subjects before choosing their stream and I really liked that

Your DECA experience: "DECA allows students to explore business and competition in the most fun way possible. I was in DECA for three years and it was an experience I'll never forget."

Why McMaster?: "McMaster was my first choice for engineering; the school environment is great because it focuses on academics, extracurriculars, and social life. The engineering program allows the students to explore a variety of subjects before choosing their stream and I really liked that."

How did DECA help prepare you for your university program?: DECA taught us to work hard but not to take things too seriously. The DECA projects are so large and have so many components; it really prepared me to work on large scale assignments that are common in engineering. Although I'm not doing business the skills I learned in DECA transfer and are very useful in my engineering program."