Dear Judi: I was one of your clients three years ago when I was in grade eleven. This morning I was reflecting on my academic path over the last few years, and the circumstances that have lead me to where I am today.
I am currently a second year student in McMaster’s Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences Program. I remember coming into your office, and telling you that I was considering applying for medical school and health science programs, and had no interest in anything else. You asked me why I had never considered engineering, and looking back at it, I think that was because no one had ever told me that I could! After my appointments with you, I enrolled in grade 11 and grade 12 physics to be completed in night school in my grade twelve year. I then applied to biomedical engineering programs across the country.
Fast-forward three years, and I have specialized in Materials and Biomedical Engineering here at Mac, as one of seven women getting my degree in the world. I cannot thank you enough for showing me my potential, in a way that no one else had before. I can say with 100% confidence, I would not be where I am today without your guidance, and I will be forever grateful for that.
Thank you very much for all you do, every student who has the opportunity to meet with you is extremely lucky!