Conestoga news

March 1, 2005 1:26 PM

Choosing College: Applicants Invited to Explore Conestoga

What do young people expect from college? What are they looking for? Which choices are the right choices?

From Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, nearly 4,000 applicants for fall admission are expected to visit Conestoga College, to find answers to their questions, see the college environment and meet faculty first-hand, and determine if indeed Conestoga will be their first choice for post-secondary education.

These visitors -- who have already applied for admission -- and their families are the guests of Conestoga, and Explore Conestoga will give them the opportunity to attend sessions in the specific program areas where they are most interested, as well as provide general information about college life and services available to students at Conestoga.

Depending on these areas of interest and the schedule of program-specific sessions, applicants may be at Conestoga on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Because of the workshop schedule, individual sessions will not be crowded, to allow the best atmosphere for questions-and-answers, and discussions with faculty and staff.

Sessions are scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Doon campus in Kitchener, while sessions at the campuses in Guelph and Waterloo are on Sunday only.

The Friday and Saturday sessions at Doon deal mainly with academic programs in health sciences, community services and media/communications studies. The emphasis on Sunday morning is on business programs, while Sunday afternoon activities focus on engineering and information technology, as well as technical degree programs. Guelph activities, which deal with technical programs, are on Sunday morning. Waterloo sessions take place on Sunday afternoon, with the focus on hospitality studies.

CONTACT: Jan Stroh, 519-748-5220, ext. 3279,