Getting Ready for Fall

Welcome to week 1!

Tip #1 : Prepare your resources for academic success

Microsoft Office 365

As a McMaster Student, you have free access to a suite of Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, Excel, and many more.

To learn how you can download the McMaster Microsoft Office Suite, CLICK HERE

To learn more about Microsoft Office 365, CLICK HERE

Buying Textbooks

As the fall semester approaches, it is a good idea to begin looking at what textbooks you will need for each class.

The Fall 2020 Textbook List will be posted on August 12th, at noon through the campus bookstore. While this list is subject to change up until the first day of classes, it will provide you with a good idea of how many textbooks you will need for the fall term.

You can purchase your textbooks new or used through the campus bookstore which you can find the link to HERE


You can purchase your textbooks used and at a reduced cost through the McMaster Used Textbook Sales Group on Facebook which you can find the link to HERE

Tip #2: Know what classes to take

In addition to taking the required courses in the Commerce or IBH program, if you are interested in pursuing a designation, ensure that you plan ahead and take the appropriate courses during your undergrad!

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

If you’re interested in pursuing the CFA designation, be sure to look into the details of the designation as well as the CFA scholarship procedures CLICK HERE

To access the list of all available minors and their requirements CLICK HERE and scroll to about ¾ of the page!

Tip #3: Prepare yourself for recruitment season

The Career and Professional Development Team at DeGroote provides a number of excellent resources to ensure that students are prepared and ready for recruitment season.

Resume Guide

Cover Letter Guide

Interview Guide

For more information on the CPD team and what they do, CLICK HERE

Tip #4: Connecting with your commies

Even though the fall semester may be online, it doesn't mean that you can't connect with your classmates.

To join the McMaster Class of 2024 Facebook Group, CLICK HERE

Business 1 Instagram Group, CLICK HERE

Integrated Business and Humanities Instagram Group, CLICK HERE

Additionally, be sure to connect with DeGroote Clubs on Instagram to stay up to date with events and opportunities!

DeGroote Commerce Society: @dcsatmac

DeGroote Greensuits: @greensuits

McMaster Students Union: @msu_mcmaster


If you have any questions regarding the topics we covered this week please let us know by filling out our Week 1 Question Form which you can find HERE, or by contacting us on Instagram @degrootewomen.