The Office of Student Recruitment is organizing an information
day for the English CÉGEP academic counsellors on Friday May 3.
More than 25 academic advisors from all of the English CÉGEPs and
colleges have confirmed their participation on this one-day event entitled
Whats New at Concordia.
The three Faculties and JMSB will present information update sessions,
as will the Office of the Registrar. This first-hand information will
enable the advisors to counsel their students on recent major curriculum
changes at Concordia, and enable the advisors to remind their students
about the all-important admissions procedures and the prerequisites for
their programs of choice.
Dr. Lowy will welcome the advisors on campus at a breakfast speech and
inform them about the major projects that Concordia will be undertaking
in the next year or two.
Meanwhile, out in the field, Concordias recruiters have been busy,
as always, and report lively interest from potential students at home
Nelly Trakas, from the Centre for Mature Students, was a workshop presenter
at the Vocational Education Day sponsored by the Lester B. Pearson School
Board. She, along with her fellow presenter Michael Whatling, received
a substantial amount of interest and have been contacted since by participants.
Julie Chandler, recruiter in Arts and Science, visited several of the
top schools in Athens in March, and she and the recruiter from the John
Molson School of Business participated in an education fair in Greece.
Julie has also been in Virginia and New York recently. In Virginia, she
was part of a discussion panel with five other universities and spoke
to about 160 juniors about studying in Canada and at Concordia University,
then visited high schools and met college counsellors. She is in New York
now, visiting high schools and attending a fair there with a recruiter
from the JMSB, and plans to go to several fairs in California in late
June, plus a big meeting of U.S. school counsellors in San Antonio, Texas.
The John Molson School of Business has been recruiting as far afield as
Dubai, Turkey and Greece. In the latter two countries, Tom Swift linked
up with the Canadian Education Centre, an agency associated with the Canadian
Romesh Vadivel participated for the JMSB in a recruitment junket in Jordan
and the United Arab Emirates in March, along with 12 other Canadian universities
and colleges. As of last week, Romesh has moved on to become an assistant
registrar at Dalhousie University, and we wish him the best of luck.
The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science has doubled enrolment
in the past five years and are eagerly awaiting their new state-of-the-art
facilities, set to open in 2005. They recently welcomed a group of Quebec
high school students, and gave them advice on choosing a CÉGEP
program that would lead smoothly into engineering and computer science
studies at Concordia.
Eric Goldner, Uzma Mustafa and Amanda French, all of whom work for the
universitys Recruitment Office, at least in part, spent much of
March visiting dozens of high schools between Toronto and Ottawa, and
lining up fall visits. University admissions officers across Canada, but
particularly in Ontario, are braced for the double cohort in fall 2003,
owing to the end of Grade 13 in Canadas most populous province.
The Recruitment Offices Bernard Pomerleau was kept hopping on a
recent visit to New York, and has been active in the New England states,
a busy market for Concordia.