Dare to Dream Big With the University Guidance Centre
Students are still able to connect one-on-one with GNS University Guidance Advisors Sarah MacMillan and Angela Colibaba.
The new school year has begun, and Senior School students are already taking advantage of the University Guidance Centre as they look towards their post-secondary journeys. While many things have stayed the same at the University Guidance Centre, there have been some changes.
Students are still able to connect one-on-one with GNS University Guidance Advisors Sarah MacMillan and Angela Colibaba. They are there to help advise and support post-secondary aspirations.
Post-secondary planning is a collective process involving the school, students, families and advisors. As in the past, families will have a chance to meet with Ms. MacMillan and Ms. Colibaba, but this year, it is being done online through Google Meet.
The process for students to research universities and programs has changed and adapted as university representatives won’t be visiting the school or travelling. Instead they are holding online information sessions, many of which require pre-registration. Mrs. MacMillan and Mrs. Colibaba have put together a document list of upcoming post-secondary presentations for students to attend. They do stress to pay attention to the time zones listed and to make sure students pre-register ahead of time when necessary.
Some tips that Ms. MacMillan and Ms. Colibaba have for students are to visit the websites of post-secondary institutions that they are interested in to learn more about programs and admissions requirements. Also, check their event sections as some post-secondary institutions might be holding virtual tours or additional information sessions.
“Don’t be shy,” they recommend and suggest students interested in schools get on the university’s communication list.
Both advisors are here to support students work toward their dreams, and are there for one-on-one help with research, scholarships, applying to schools, and during the Career Life Connections classes for Grade 11 and 12 students.