Greensuits 2021: A Message from your First Year Experience Coordinator

| February 25, 2021
Submitted by Momina Qureshi for Greensuits

A few words from Momina Qureshi, the new First Year Experience Coordinator:

A new vision. A new student leadership position. A new Welcome Week team. Pivoting to create the optimal first-year experience.

It’s no surprise that over the past year, we have been thrust into the unknown.  I know that you, DeGroote students, have proudly embraced this new environment. Because we are strong. Resilient. Creative. Because we are a family. This past year, we have shown that we work differently, we socialize differently, and at McMaster last Fall, we welcomed first-years into our DeGroote community differently. Sometimes, “different” opens our eyes to new, unique opportunities, and that’s exactly the case with Welcome Week 2021.

I am very excited to lead this new student leadership initiative for DeGroote as the First-Year Experience Coordinator, as a pilot program for Welcome Week 2021. To ensure an exceptional experience for both Greensuit representatives and incoming first-year students, we are starting with a deep dive into past years’ successes and challenges.

Supported by both, the DCS and DeGroote, my vision for this program is based on the following values:

Transparency | Communication | Growth & Development

We are breaking the norm of past years through a pivot of the Welcome Week vision and operations, integrating new opportunities for our team, and ultimately giving back to McMaster through delivering a seamless and memorable transition for the next generation of DeGroote students.

We are moving away from what we have always done, starting with our new Greensuits Leadership Team, which in the past was two co-planners with several students in executive roles.

Come join me to create this new collaboration with a shared commitment to lead with purpose.

How can you get involved? 

  • **APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED** Apply to be a part of the Greensuits Leadership Team by Fri, Feb. 26 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the DCS website
  • Attend one of two information sessions. Learn about the new DeGroote vision for Greensuits and Welcome Week 2021.
    1. New Greensuit Representatives: Thursday, March 16 (Time: TBD)
    2. Returning Greensuit Representatives: Tuesday, March 14 (Time: TBD)
  • Stay tuned for Greensuit Representative applications…coming soon.

If you have any questions about this new role, DeGroote’s vision for onboarding first year students or Welcome Week 2021, you can reach me at:

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