Student has leading role in welcoming newest students to #BobcatNation

August 09, 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 the weekly Bobcat Nation Bound newsletter, designed for the university’s newest Bobcats.

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.

“She has brought the best of Quinnipiac to life through the Bobcat Bound Newsletter,” said Marissa Guillen, director of brand marketing communications. “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.”

“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’ works diligently to ensure the newsletter gives students an opportunity to see what life is really like at Quinnipiac.

“I want them to feel the welcoming environment of Quinnipiac that I have experienced over the past four years,” she said. “This newsletter is a great way for new students to familiarize with the university as well as understand how limitless the possibilities are here.”

Guillen said 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.

“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 said 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 a cappella group.

“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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