The Fall 2021 edition of the Canadian College and University Fairs (CCUF) ran October 22 and 23rd, and while we were happy to welcome thousands of students throughout the event, some students couldn't make it.
If you're one of those who missed the bus, you're not totally out of luck. While you won't have a chance to get your specific questions answered — at least not until the next virtual fair — you can still access the many great presentations given by exhibitors.
To see the full playlist, just visit the CCUF Fall 2021 YouTube playlist. To help you sort through the 45 recorded sessions, we've gathered a few examples below, with direct links, to get you started! Enjoy the presentations.
Check out the complete CCUF playlist
Here are some highlights — presentations you won't want to miss!
4 Quick Questions to Cure Your Career Confusion
Presented by Stephanie Koonar and Louann McCurdy of PeerSpectives Consulting, this presentation helps you understand the nexus point of your interests and what you can get paid for! Invaluable for any student considering the next steps of their journey. Stephanie is also the author of Backpack to Briefcase, a career workbook for students.
Watch 4 Quick Questions to Cure Your Career Confusion on YouTube.
PS: Stephanie and Louann also gave a similar presentation aimed at parents: 4 Key Career Questions to Ask Your Kids.
Post-Secondary Funding — and How to Stay Out of Financial Trouble
Tracey Bissett is a finance expert and host of the Young Money podcast. In this session, Tracey speaks on common funding pathways for students, including bank loans and lines of credit, and offers advice on maintaining your finances and credit score while in college or university — and beyond!
Watch Post-Secondary Funding — and How to Stay Out of Financial Trouble on YouTube.
Writing a Great Personal Statement for Admission to a UK University
Hosted by Katy Friend of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, this presentation gives you a frank look at what's needed for your personal statement — a must-have for anyone studying in the UK. There's tons of good advice for any student, though, especially if you're writing an essay for a scholarship!
Watch Writing a Great Personal Statement for Admission to a UK University on YouTube.
How to Write Winning Scholarship Essays
Speaking of scholarship applications, Janet MacDonald of mycampusGPS is a scholarship expert, and she spoke on writing a compelling essay. Janet has years of experience in financial aid departments, and as a freelance consultant, so she's read her share of scholarship essays! Get practical, usable tips and tricks to make your essay shine.
Watch How to Write Winning Scholarship Essays on YouTube.
Ways to Pay for School
Scholarship applications aren't your only source of funding, though. Suzanne Tyson of HigherEdPoints.com walks you through all your options, including federal and provincial student aid, bank loans, and part-time work. If you're not 100% sure how you'll fund your education, check out Suzanne's presentation for inspiration and guidance.
Watch Ways to Pay for School on YouTube.
How to Stay on Top of Staying Involved
Curtis Michaelis of Mount Allison University speaks about what it means to be a student leader. Curtis shares stories from his past as well as advice on how students like you can engage with your campus community, no matter where you go to school. If you're wondering how to make your resumé stand out — and how to get the most out of your time in post-secondary in general — check out this presentation!
Watch How to Stay on Top of Staying Involved on YouTube.
Of course, this is just a small selection of what's available on the CCUF Fall 2021 YouTube playlist. You'll find presentations from the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, ScholarshipsCanada.com, and more. Enjoy!
Check out the complete CCUF playlist