Welcome New Students: A Message From the Associate Dean

| September 6, 2018
Submitted by Chris Gaspic for Dr. Sue McCracken, Associate Dean (Academic)

Welcome New Students!

After weeks of planning, anticipation, and maybe some nervous energy, you are finally here and your journey as a future business leader officially begins.

Everyone at DeGroote, from our faculty, staff and senior students are eager meet you. I want to reiterate what I told you several months ago, while you may have some difficulty in your first year, it is completely expected. We have a supportive environment in place to ensure your success, not only for your first year, but also throughout your academic career.

Remember, you are not alone at DeGroote. We work together to shape the future of business. Our promise to you is simple: the next several years will only be as memorable as you want them to be. I challenge everyone to get involved. Join a club. Register for a case competition. Volunteer outside of the classroom. Connect with one another.

I believe the beginning to having a meaningful student experience at DeGroote is to reach out and get to know some of the faculty, staff and students at DeGroote. I really want to learn more about you, your experience, the curriculum, your story. Here’s my ask: How can we connect?

  • Do you want meet in person? What does that look like to you? Do you want to meet in my office or for a coffee in the Bistro?
  • Are there digital solutions?

Send your ideas to smccrac@mcmaster.ca. I promise to read them all, and report back on some of the more popular suggestions.

I look forward to hearing from you, and once again, welcome to DeGroote!


Sue McCracken
Associate Dean (Academic), PhD, CPA, CA


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