NEW STUDENTS: Get paired up with an older graduate student to help you transition to Grad Life at McMaster.
RETURNING STUDENTS: Help incoming graduate students learn the ropes by greeting them over email and supporting them as needed after they arrive! All you need is the experience of being a grad student for at least one semester. You will be matched with an incoming student via email; start communicating with them right away. Let them know what Grad Student Life is like, the best places to buy groceries, convenient housing locations etc.
– Email, phone/skype, or in-person communication with your buddy (negotiate with your buddy what will work best)
– Welcome them to McMaster and help to answer their questions (for a maximum of one term)
– You don’t have to know all the answers to be a buddy; there is a community to support you.
If interested, email Andrea in the School of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org