BY HILLARY FORD
Over the course of first semester we have had plenty of different universities and colleges from all over Ontario come and help give our senior students an idea of where they might want to study next year. Of all the post secondary presentations, this article will be covering mainly just universities.
The universities listed above were the presentations I attended over the course of the semester. Personally, I was someone who didn’t know where I wanted to go or what was offered at the universities, so these presentations were my guide in helping me choose where I want to go. They were very informative and went over all the different programs that they offer, along with what they are best known for. One presentation that really stood out to me for the informative aspect was Wilfrid Laurier University. I did not know much about that school and I found out that the program I am interested in is affiliated with a school in England, so students can study there instead of Canada if you want. The presentations also let the students know when there was going to be open houses so you they could go tour the campus. Some presentations even had a slideshow showing pictures of the campus and highlights of different programs that they offer.
Not only were the presentations informing the students of what they offer and their best attributes as a university, but they were also just trying to sell the campus and city that they are from. Two presentations that really made their school seem like a great environment was the University of Ottawa and the University of Guelph. The presenters who came in to talk about these two universities were excellent speakers, and really loved their schools. University of Guelph was always a school that I wanted to apply to so the presentation just made me love it more! The University of Ottawa was never a school I really wanted to go to but after the presentation it is now one of the five schools I am applying to.
These presentations have helped me so much as well as many of my peers, and I honestly don’t know where I would be right now without them!