Career Fair and Graduate School Expo
September 27, 2017
Location: The Fieldhouse, Memorial University, St. John's Campus
Keynote address: Why grad school? 11 a.m. – 11:50 a. m.
Breakout session option one: How to make your grad school application successful 12 p.m. – 12:50 p. m.
Breakout session option two: Learn about funding packages offered at Memorial 12 p.m. – 12:50 p. m.
Career options for graduate students: 1 p.m. – 1:50 p. m.
Pre-assessment for your eligibility to grad school: 2 p.m. – 3:50 p. m.
(Participating departments: Engineering, Computer Science, Political Science, and Chemistry )
Graduate Expo 2017 Agenda
Why grad school?
11 p.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Danine Farquharson
Dr. Danine Farquharson is the Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor of English. Danine has worked with hundreds of graduate students and potential graduate students at Memorial and nationally. She will speak about why graduate school is a great option and bust some common myths about graduate studies.
How to make your grad school application successful
12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Breakout session: option one
Speaker: Mr. Andrew Kim
Mr. Andrew Kim is the Director of Graduate Enrolment Services. Andrew advises thousands of prospective graduate students in Canada and internationally on how to make their grad school applications successful.
Learn about funding packages offered at Memorial University
Breakout session: option two
Speaker: Ms. Carol Sullivan
Ms. Carol Sullivan is the Manager of Fellowships and Awards. Carol will speak about the various types of funding packages offered to graduate students and the requirements to obtain funding.
Career options for graduate students
1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Guest speaker: Dr. Susan Drodge
Dr. Susan Drodge is the Director General of Policy, Advocacy and Coordination with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in St. John’s. As a policy maker, Susan will speak on what should be key parts of your career exploration and preparation as a graduate student and later on as a graduate.
Am I eligible for a graduate program?
2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Bring your transcript and other supporting documents, if you have any, to do a one-on-one pre-assessment for your eligibility to a graduate program.
Participating departments include Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Computer Science, Political Science, and Chemistry.