For years, MacEwan University’s annual open house event has been held on the first Saturday in November. It’s a chance for future MacEwan University students to talk with faculty and staff, learn more about MacEwan’s programs and services, and get their questions answered.
The same is happening this year, just online. At Virtual Open House on November 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., prospective students can explore everything our undergraduate institution has to offer.
Planning to attend Virtual Open House on November 7? Here are five ways to make the most of your visit, and four great questions to ask while you’re there.
5 ways to make the most of your time at Virtual Open House
1. Take a self-guided 360-degree virtual tour
Our campus stretches across seven city blocks connected by indoor pedways – go on a virtual walk-through to see all of our spaces.
2. Join our information sessions
We have 65 different programs to explore – start with an overview of everything MacEwan has to offer, then plan your day to take in as many program information sessions, demos and performances as you can.
3. Ask questions
Our faculty and staff will be standing by in our virtual booths and chat rooms ready to connect with you online. Not sure what to ask? Read on for four great questions to get you started.
Not exactly sure what you should ask at Virtual Open House? Here are a few questions to help you get the 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 MacEwan.ca/Advising.
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