14 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Meet 24 Univerisities from home or at HRDS
StudyGlobal Counselling Fair
How can you ensure that you will benefit from attending the fair
You will be talking to staff from a number of universities when you visit the StudyGlobal Counselling Fair on 14 August. You want to ensure that the useful information that you obtain and the insights you receive are not mixed up or the whole session in fact becomes a jumble where you cannot remember which university said what.
Visiting the StudyGlobal Counselling Fair should not be approached in the same way as going to the shopping mall with some friends. Choosing a degree programme is one of the most difficult decision you will ever make (besides who to marry and where to buy a house!!); some preparedness will ensure a rewarding outcome for you.
Make the most of StudyGlobal Counselling Fair. Plan your visit well and this will help to secure your future.
Maximise on the opportunity to discuss directly with university staff. This is almost like visiting the university itself.
Identify a few courses that you feel will suit you. Also identify parallel career opportunities after graduating. Every career requires a unique set of personal attributes. Evaluate your aptitude by taking the MyFutureChoice Psychometric profile (contact HRDS - link to HRDS contact page).
Shortlist the universities that you are interested in. Check if your chosen university offers the course that you want. It is always good to back up your selection with a discussion with HRDS Education Advisors before the event. The Advisors will provide guidance to ensure that you are on the right track and also provide impartial advise on the suitability of the programme
Prepare your documents. Bring all your academic transcripts to the StudyGlobal Counselling Fair. These documents will help the university delegates to evaluate your qualifications for acceptability and even identify eligibility for any possible scholarships.
Prepare a set of questions. This is your opportunity to delve deeper into getting to know your programme. Use the time to obtain information that is not obvious on the website. A well thought out question list will help structure your meeting with university staff and will also help compare different universities in a systematic manner.
Remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question. Research your course choices proactively
Take notes. Compartmentalise your notes by universities so that you do not mix up the information. These notes will also help when you are reviewing your university choices and also when you are discussing your options with your family.
Following these steps will make your visit to the StudyGlobal Counselling Fair highly beneficial and will bring you closer to making the final choices. Higher education studies is an important phase in your life - you want to get on the right path to ensure a good experience and a successful career.