Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE)

A book with its pages flared outThursday, October 13, 2016
11am – 3pm

Founders Assembly Hall, Winters Dining Hall, McLaughlin Junior Common Room
Map of GPSE locations

York's annual Graduate & Professional Studies Expo provides students and new graduates with an opportunity to explore educational opportunities. Connect with recruiters from business and law schools, education programs, graduate studies programs, professional schools and colleges to learn about their educational opportunities and improve your chances of getting into the program of your choice.

Exhibitors participating in GPSE 2016:

Participating schools and programs: Read profiles of institutions attending the Graduate & Professional Studies Expo to learn more about their programs and application processes.

Panels (throughout the day)

Registration is required for all panels. You may register on the Career Centre's online system using Passport York (you must sign up for an account on the system before you will be able to register for any events).
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GPSE 2016: Getting into a Teacher Education Program Panel @ 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2016.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from Education programs who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes (5-7 minutes), and spend the rest of the time answering students' specific questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the various schools’ programs and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Vanessa Grafi
Manager Student Services
York University, Faculty of Education

The driving force behind York’s Faculty of Education is the belief that where there is education, there is also a powerful transformation. As one of the largest Faculties of Education in Ontario, we strive to provide passionate, creative people with an inspiring environment in which they can cultivate their interests, gain the tools they need to motivate students and engage communities, actively contribute to the evolution of education, and become powerful catalysts for change themselves.


Jessica Lee
Education Enrolment Advisor
Trent University, School of Education

Trent University is a vibrant university located in Peterborough, Ontario. The Consecutive Bachelor of Education program combines attention to individual learners in small class settings with a community-based approach. Programs of study are offered in full-time format for students interested in teaching at the Primary/Junior level (K-Grade 6) and at the Intermediate/Senior level (Grades 7-12).


Abigail Ruggi
Faculty of Education Recruiter
Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Education

Laurier’s Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor of Education degree that provides you with the hands-on education necessary to go into the classroom, as well as the theoretical and research background to further your knowledge and participate in other areas of education too. You’ll emerge a well-rounded educator prepared for the challenges of today’s classroom.


Cindy Barnes
Program Advisor
Western University, Faculty of Education

Western’s Faculty of Education (located in London, Ontario) offers a two year Bachelor of Education program in three program routes: Primary/Junior (and Primary/Junior French), Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. Western’s B.Ed. has been purposefully designed to address current needs in education and prepare graduates to become educational leaders on a global scale. Our teacher candidates gain real world experience through a unique combination of alternative practica and field placements which will result in them spending as much time working in the field as studying on Western’s campus.


Joanne Chartrand
Academic Administrator
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education

Come join one of the most dynamic and innovative Teacher Education programs in Canada. Our comprehensive two-year full-time BEd program offers aspiring teachers five specialized areas of study: 1) Comprehensive school health, 2) Developing global perspectives, 3) French as a second language, 4) Imagination, creativity and innovation and 5) Urban education community. Successful applicants will have a unique opportunity to work with a team of education leaders who have strong research relationships and professional partnerships with different local, national and international communities.


GPSE 2016: Getting into an MBA Program Panel @ 001 Vanier College (Renaissance Room)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2016.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from MBA programs who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes/requirements (5-7 minutes), and then spend the rest of the time answering students’ questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the participating MBA programs and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Participating Panelists

Steve Walker
Administrator, Recruiting and Admissions
DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University

DeGroote's Co-op MBA program is a 28 month MBA program that includes 16 months of academics and 12 months of paid work terms. Domestic students can enter the program directly from their undergraduate degree.


Liane Mazzulli
MBA Promotion & Admissions
Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Carleton University's Sprott MBA program has been designed to provide you with the knowledge to compete, manage and lead now and in the future. The program is market-driven to equip you with the knowledge and skills employers have identified as integral to success.

The Sprott MBA may be completed on a full or part-time basis.

The 16 month full-time MBA option with an Internship is suited to the aspiring professional. Those without two years of professional work experience, are required to complete the MBA Internship portion of the program.

The 12-month Accelerated MBA option with an Internship is designed for those with a 4- year degree in Business and who also meet all other admission criteria.

Carleton University’s location in Ottawa, offers you unique opportunities only found in the nation’s capital. You will have access to federal government departments, international agencies, global companies, over 120 embassies and commissions as well as more than 1,900 technology companies.

Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the Sprott MBA offers you a quality education for a reasonable investment.


Emily Song
Recruiter
Schulich School of Business, York University

Known as Canada’s Global Business School™, the Schulich School of Business in Toronto is ranked among the world’s leading business schools by a number of global surveys.


Dan McBride
Program Manager
Smith School of Business, Queen's University

Smith School of Business Master’s programs provide extensive practical training, and are designed to prepare graduates for a professional career in a specific functional area of business management, including  Finance, International Business, Analytics or Accounting.

GPSE 2016: Financing Graduate Studies, Professional Programs and Repaying your OSAP Loan @ 103 McLaughlin College (Career Centre Presentation Room)
Oct 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2016.

This is a useful session for Year 3 and Year 4 students who are coming to the end of their degree and may have some questions regarding repaying their OSAP loan, paying off their student account, and finding some useful tips on funding for graduate studies or professional programs. Topics to be discussed include loan repayment plans, funding options, application processes and tips on where to find information.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

GPSE 2016: Getting into Law School Panel @ 001 Vanier College (Renaissance Room)
Oct 13 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

This event is part of Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE) 2016.

This conversational panel will consist of representatives from law schools who will discuss their schools’ strengths and selection processes (5-7 minutes each), and spend the rest of the time answering students' specific questions and giving suggestions on preparing a strong application.

The purpose of this session is to provide students with information and advice by clarifying the differences between and benefits of the participating law schools and explaining the application process so that they can create their own strategies for moving forward.

Registration is required. You may register for this event on the Career Centre’s online system (you must sign up for an account before you will be able to register for any events on the system).

Participating Panelists

Francine Herlehy
Assistant Dean (Student Services)
University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Windsor Law is situated next to North America's busiest international border crossing, faces one of Canada's most beautiful waterfronts that stretches along the Detroit River. Talented students, faculty, and staff work together to build a creative and supportive place in which to study and work. We offer the following programs: JD, Canadian & American Dual JD, MSW/JD, MBA/JD, and LLM.


Danielle Istl
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Recruitment
Western University, Law

Western Law is one of the top law schools in Canada. Our rich array of academic, practical and international educational opportunities make Western’s program exciting and enriching. Our Small Group program lies at the heart of our approach to legal education and ensures one of the best student experiences. Additionally, we offer several optional curricular streams, which provide students with guidance on courses and co-curricular activities tied to their career aspirations.


Janet Petson
Admissions Officer
University of Victoria