3 Reasons Why You Should Attend an Open House

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Why go to an open house if I can just visit the website?”.  Well we are here to tell you why! Read on for the top 3 reasons why an open house is the best way to help you decide if a college is right for you.

You can have a personal interactions.

Yes, you can go online and read about programs and Google facts about the industry, but nothing beats being able to speak to an expert in person. Staff members will have their own career experiences that they can share with you, which is an excellent way to help you gauge whether the prospective career path will be a good fit. Knowing the challenges and opportunities right from the get-go means you will be as prepared as you can possibly be. Your attendance also gives the faculty a chance to get to know you—your personality, interests and background. Knowing you better means they can better guide you to the program that will benefit you the most.

You can familiarize yourself with the campus and the people.

It can be nerve-wracking to enter a new college environment with people you have never met before. An open house is a relaxed, casual way to meet the people you will potentially be spending a lot of time with should you attend the school. It also gives you an opportunity to figure out your transportation options to and from the campus, and get a feel for the campus itself—such as the location of classrooms, washrooms, cafeteria and so on. All of these factors will add to your level of comfort when you begin your studies.

You can ask questions that apply to YOU.

Many people have questions that are specific to their situations, whether they be related to financial difficulties, upcoming trips that may interfere with schooling, or credits from previous educational institutions. These issues are most efficiently dealt with in person, as opposed to back and forth via email. Questions are more than welcome during an open house, both post-presentation and one-on-one if you prefer.

Bonus Tips:

  • Do a little bit of research before you attend and have some questions prepared. That way you can leave feeling like you got the most out of your visit.
  • Pre-register. Popular sessions can fill up fast, and registering lets the college know how many people will be attending so they can prepare appropriately for the event. Plus, signing up for an open house will ensure you are provided with any extra information you may need as the day approaches. You can register for the Canadian Tourism College open house at our Vancouver or Surrey campus on October 18th at 4:00pm by clicking here.

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