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IN CONVERSATION WITH: MEDIHA KADIĆ, BSCN PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Jan 26, 2021

Mediha Kadic

Tell me about your role and responsibilities.

I have been the BScN program coordinator since June 2018. I started at McMaster in January 2009. Before this role, I worked in the graduate program of the School of Nursing.  

In my current role, I work with undergraduate students from all three sites: McMaster, Mohawk and Conestoga. A big part of my job is student enrollment. During enrollment period I’m there to help resolve any issues that students may have. Post-enrollment, I help ensure that students are enrolled in correct groups/courses/sites.  As part of scheduling I work with the BScN Program Manager to schedule undergraduate courses for all three sites and streams. I also work with our graduates when it comes to credential assessments; I help BScN graduates interested in working outside of Ontario and Canada to process their assessment of credentials. In a normal year (non-pandemic), I manage applications for the global health placements.  

What made you decide to go into this line of work?

I chose administrative work because it suits me. I love the process of getting together, planning, and seeing that plan come together.  In addition, I get to work with all my team members in one capacity or another. Because I do many different things, I work with both staff and faculty, which keeps me busy. I often get an opportunity to learn something new.  

Do you have any special memories from your work?

This past year, working offsite, is going to be memorable for everyone. I think because we can’t see each other, we’ve tried to communicate more. We stay in touch via MS Teams. Everyone greets each other in the morning and at the end of the day. While that may seem like a small thing, it gives me a sense of normalcy and comfort. We are trying our hardest to genuinely stay together as a team even though we are not on site together.   

What do you enjoy most about working at McMaster?

I know that everyone will have the same answer but it’s because it is the truth. It is the people I get to work with, and the support. We help each when we are struggling. I know that my teammates are always there to lend a pair of helping hands when needed.  

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