The 2013 Ontario Universities’ Fair took place on the weekend of September 27-29. With all 21 Ontario universities and more than 121,000 students in attendance (as tweeted by @OntarioUniFair), it would seem the popular annual event was a success. But how do you really know?
We got a hold of Fair attendees Catherine and Christian, grade 12 students from two Toronto-area high schools. Here are their responses from our interview:
Did you know what schools you wanted to talk to at the Fair? Did you have specific programs in mind?
Did you do research on these schools and programs before the Fair?
Did you find it easy to access and talk to the people you wanted to at the Fair?
Did you talk to students or administrators? If both, which one did you find more useful?
What questions did you ask?
Did you get the information you were looking for? Were you left with any unanswered questions?
Did they offer up any information you didn’t think to ask about?
Were you attracted to the booths of any schools you were not originally interested in?
When you left, were you interested in other schools or programs you hadn’t thought about before the Fair?
Did you attend any of the school’s presentations? Did you find them useful?
Do you think attending the Fair helped your decision on what schools and programs to apply for?
What were the best and worst parts of the Fair for you?
Would you recommend the Fair to other students?