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Why you should visit UofGH's Graduate and Professional School Fair

If you’re considering continuing education in any form after graduating from the University of Guelph-Humber, it’s worth coming out to this year’s Graduate and Professional School Fair on Oct. 11.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Atrium, 29 universities, colleges and institutions will be on UofGH campus to provide information and answer any questions you might have about their programs or the application process.

“I think students from every program will find something at the graduate fair,” said Ilham Alam, Career Services Coordinator at UofGH.

Students in Early Childhood Studies or who are otherwise invested in educational studies might be interested in visiting institutions including Western University and Brock University’s Faculty of Educations, the University of Toronto Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) and Tyndale University Faculty of Education.

Business-focused institutions that will be on hand include York University’s Schulich School of Business, Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business, Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business, Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and Windsor University’s Odette School of Business.

For students focused on Kinesiology and the health sciences, visiting institutions include Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Social work-focused graduate programs that could be of interest to Family and Community Social Services students will be represented by the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Buffalo School of Social Work and the University of Guelph’s Family Relations & Applied Nutrition program. Psychology-related graduate degrees are offered by visiting institutions including Lakehead University, York University and Trent University.

Alam also suggests that Media Studies students might be interested in programs offered by OCAD University, while visiting institutions including Humber College, Centennial College, Conestoga College, Fanshawe College and Seneca College also have lots of intriguing options.

Justice Studies students might be interested in the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies and Royal Roads University’s graduate degrees in Justice Studies.

Even if you’re in your early years at UofGH, it’s worth dropping by, picking up some viewbooks and learning about what further educational opportunities are out there. For students in third and fourth year, Alam recommends asking more specific questions about the application process, writing a statement of interest, and what each institution is looking for in potential applicants.

“It’s never too early to think about what you want to do with the degree you’re getting at the University of Guelph-Humber,” Alam said. “These schools are coming, so you can speak to their admissions and recruitment co-ordinators directly.

“It’s certainly worth a trip and it’s happening right on campus.”