4 smart questions to ask at Virtual Open House

November 4, 2020 | Campus Life
Figuring out what you want from your education and your university means asking lots of questions. At Virtual Open House on November 7, our faculty and staff will be standing by in our virtual booths and chat rooms ready to connect with you online.

Not exactly sure what to ask? We’ve put together these four great questions to help you get your Virtual Open House conversation going.

1. What can I do with a certificate/diploma/degree in ____?

MacEwan’s friendly faculty and staff can tell you how different credentials translate into careers. In addition to teaching, many faculty members also work in their industry of expertise, so they can share the inside scoop on what employers and graduate schools are looking for.

HINT: When it comes to landing your dream job, work and volunteer experience can be just as important as getting good grades. Many programs include opportunities like co-operative education, practicums, volunteer opportunities and more – ask about them!

2. What types of services does MacEwan have if I need help?

This question has so many answers – writing and math tutors, peer support, and counselling to academic advisors, student groups, the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and more. University is a big step, but there are many people at MacEwan who are ready and willing to help. They’ll all be at our Virtual Open House. Make sure to stop by and chat with them.

3. How am I going to pay for this?

Being a straight-A student can score you scholarships and awards, but there are lots of other funding options too (both inside and outside of MacEwan). Ask about how we can help you figure out the funds you’ll need – and the best ways to access them.

4. What’s next?

Whether you’re ready to apply, need help narrowing down your options or still have no idea where to go from here, our academic advisors can help. Watch for our Academic Advising Centre at Virtual Open House or reach out to them now at


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