The Ontario University Fair (the OUF) is probably one of the most exciting university events in North America but that can also be overwhelming. There are a lot of people, every Ontario University and there’s a ton going on. Keep a few things in mind and I can promise you one thing: you are going to love it!
The first thing I want to do is tell you about the OUF. It houses representatives from all 21 universities in Ontario. Each and every one of them is there because they believe in you. You have this amazing opportunity to shop around for all that Ontario Universities have to offer, so do that! We think you belong at Nipissing University, but we’re pretty biased.
You aren’t at the OUF to prove yourself; we already know you’re awesome. It’s us that want to win YOU over. You are the boss at the OUF and we have some tips to help you take advantage:
Get there early
I know this one isn’t always possible, especially if you are coming as a part of a school trip. But the fair is a busy place and the lineups to get in can be daunting. Your best bet is to get there at opening time and be one of the first through the door. Not only will you get a jump-start on the good vibes and be able to hit up every university booth, but you’ll also have the time to see some presentations. Which leads me to my next point.
Go to the presentations!
Get on the floor and ask your questions, but be sure to follow-up on the universities that interest you most by going to their presentation rooms. At the very least, hit us up in room 711 at 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00. This is where you’re going to get a complete overview of what Nipissing is all about. Let us tell you everything; from programs to scholarships to our guaranteed single room residences and the beautiful North Bay community, and it’s all peppered with first-hand stories of what being a Nipissing Laker is like.
Collect them all!
We love giving out guidebooks, so you’d best be ready. Twenty-one guidebooks can get heavy, so bring a parent to guilt into the heavy lifting. Also, if you make a really good connection with one of our recruiters, take a business card so you can ask us more questions as you come up with them. We’ve all got them, and we love to keep in touch.
Tweet us @NUrecruitment!
Let us know you’re coming to the OUF! We are social media fanatics, if you tweet us, we will tweet you back, and it makes our already awesome face-to-face meeting even more fun. Plus, it’s how friends keep in touch and it’s a great way to get more questions answered, usually immediately.