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Universities will showcase at fair

SAIT’s upcoming Post-Secondary Transfer Options Fair will give students the opportunity to see if university is for them.

Scheduled for Nov. 18 in the Heart Atrium, the fair features many available options from a variety of different universities across North America and even some international possibilities.

“This opens up career possibilities that they (SAIT students and alumni) can’t even imagine,” said Karen McDaniel, articulation co-ordinator for SAIT. “It gives them opportunities for life-long learning as students never know where their career will take them, and they can always come back to SAIT to find out where they can use their credentials.”

McDaniels, who co-ordinates the transfer agreements between SAIT and other educational institutes, said she expects between 400 to 500 people to attend this year’s fair.

There are a broad range of options available to students who wish to continue with their education and perhaps complete a full degree, usually without having to go back to school for an additional four years.

SAITSA’s VP Student Life from 2009-2010, Alyssa Athanasopoulos took advantage of transfer program from SAIT to the U of C.

She completed the two-year radio, television, and broadcast news diploma at SAIT in April 2010 and then enroled directly to the third year of University of Calgary’s communications degree.
“Unfortunately I didn’t have the grades to get into university initially, so going to SAIT first helped me to get the opportunity to even go to a university,” said Athanasopoulos.

Twenty-five different options will be showcased at the upcoming fair, including a variety of different universities across North America and even an oversea option.

Some of these institutions even offer graduate programs for faculty. The University of British Colombia will be at the fair to talk to faculty members who are interested in completing a Masters of Education.

The fair runs in the Heart Atrium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. But if you want to start doing your own research and find out what degree and what university your current program transfers to, check out sait.ca/transferoptions.

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