Student helps prepare new members of Bobcat Nation

August 05, 2021

Heather Popovics standing in front of Quinnipiac sign at Mt. Carmel campus in graduation regalia

Heather Popovics ‘21, MBA ‘22, is leading the charge with Quinnipiac’s Bobcat Nation Bound.

Popovics, an advertising and integrated communications graduate and current MBA student, is in charge of creating the newsletter that goes out to first-year Quinnipiac students to help them get a better understanding of what the school is about.

“I really enjoy the fact that I can share helpful tips for first-year students and give them a glimpse of what life is like on campus,” she said.

Popovics’ goal with the newsletter is to give students a chance to see what life is really like at Quinnipiac.

“I want them to feel the welcoming environment Quinnipiac has created on its campuses,” she said. “I think this newsletter is a great way to get students familiar with the university as well as how limitless the possibilities are here.”

Marissa Guillen, Director of Brand Marketing Communications, notes that Popovics has been “a great addition to the team.”

“She arrived with the skills needed to excel in her role, and was able to quickly execute on a marketing plan aimed at ensuring our incoming students and their families stay informed, engaged and excited throughout the summer and during their critical transition to college life,” said Guillen.

One of the reasons Popovics is so passionate about this newsletter is because she was once in these students' shoes. She says that she wishes she knew everything was going to be okay and that she would eventually find her place at Quinnipiac.

“I think one of my biggest fears was getting lost at this university and not finding my people or place,” she said. “However, I can confidently say that I have found both of those things while here and it’s been one of the greatest experiences of my life.”

Popovics says that Quinnipiac will always hold a special place in her heart, and that the school has given her endless opportunities.

“I have created such strong bonds here that will continue to get stronger throughout my life,” she said. “I love everything about Quinnipiac, including the beautiful campuses, the faculty and the clubs.”

Popovics urges students to get involved during their time at Quinnipiac. She worked within the School of Communications doing jobs in career development and the podcast studio, as well as working with Quinnipiac’s Integrated Marketing Communications team. She also participated in the QU in LA program where she interned and lived in Downtown Los Angeles, and is also an executive board member for The Legends, Quinnipiac’s only a cappella group.

“She has brought the best of Quinnipiac to life through the Bobcat Bound Newsletter,” said Guillen. “I’m looking forward to working with her more at in-person events and on various campus initiatives in the coming months when she is back on-campus finishing up her MBA.”

Her biggest advice is to get involved with things you are most passionate about. She knew she wanted to have a career in communications so she made sure to apply for jobs in the School of Communications. She also urges students to have hobbies that can take one’s mind off of school and work.

“Going to the gym, hanging out with friends, and joining a cappella has helped me stay mentally focused and healthy during my time here,” she said. “I think it’s super important to have that balance and be able to escape the ‘school world’.”

Popovics has worked tirelessly at creating a welcoming and information environment for all first-year students, and that no matter who they are or what they like, they can find their home at Quinnipiac.

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