Graduate & Professional Studies Expo (GPSE)

A book with its pages flared outWednesday, October 22, 2014
11am – 3pm

Founders Assembly Hall,
Winters Dining Hall,
McLaughlin Junior Common Room

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

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).

Educator Exhibition (11am – 3pm)

Participating schools and programs: Read profiles of over 120 schools and programs that will be exhibiting at the Graduate & Professional Studies Expo.

Map of GPSE: Learn more about the specific locations of GPSE events.

Panels (throughout the day)

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GPSE 2014: Getting into an MBA Program Panel
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

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

Sheldon Dookeran
Assistant Director, Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions, Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is home to the #1 MBA program in Canada. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the nation’s business and financial centre, the Rotman School will transform your career and your leadership potential.


Kristel Glockner
MBA Student Recruitment Officer, HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal is an independant university dedicated to management teaching since 1907. It holds the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.


Renice Jones
Assistant Director, Recruitment & Admissions, Schulich School of Business

The Schulich MBA is a 16 month program that offers an integrated approach to business fundamentals. It is designed to teach you how to lead through the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern day business. Year-round study options including full-time, part-time (evening and weekend) and accelerated and the choice of 160 electives across 20 areas of specialization allows for customization of the program to your career goals.


Daniel McBride
Program Manager, Queen’s University School of Business

The Queen’s Full-Time MBA program is a 12-month program starting each January at the Queen’s campus in Kingston, Ontario. It is designed to develop exceptional leaders, valuable team members and highly effective managers. The program has numerous optional features that can be personalized around individual strengths and aspirations.


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

DeGroote’s Co-op MBA program is designed for recent graduates (work experience is not required) from all backgrounds to earn their MBA in 28 months while completing one year of paid work experience. Combining academic study with hands-on work experience makes the co-op MBA our most popular program.


GPSE 2014: Financing Graduate Studies, Professional Programs and Repaying your OSAP Loan
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 2014: Getting into a Teacher Education Program Panel
Oct 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

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

Heather Crowley
Education Enrolment Advisor
Trent University School of Education & Professional Learning

Trent University’s School of Education & Professional Learning offers a two-year full-time Bachelor of Education degree leading to recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for teacher certification. Trent University offers the Primary/Junior division (JK – Grade 6) and Intermediate/Senior division (Grade 7-12). Visit www.trentu.ca/education for admission requirements and application information, including an applicant handbook.


Vanessa Grafi
Manager, Student Services
Faculty of Education, York University
alumni icon Alumna: BA 1995

As one of the largest Faculty’s 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. We offer two teacher education programs – Concurrent and Consecutive (BEd) degree.


GPSE 2014: Getting into Law School Panel
Oct 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

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 at the gateway to the Americas and borders a beautiful and artistic waterfront. Our institutional themes are Access to Justice and transnational issues. At Windsor Law, our greatest asset is our people. Our professors are engaged in research and teaching and our staff is committed to students’ success. Windsor Law values intellectual curiosity, social justice and community. We provide the time, opportunities, connections and environment to ensure the success of our students in law school and beyond.


Christine Hunter
Manager, Admissions & Student Financial Services, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

As one of the oldest, largest and most distinguished law schools in Canada, Osgoode has been the leader in developing the principal features of the modern law school curriculum. Our Juris Doctor, Graduate and Professional Development Programs offer extraordinarily rich and varied perspectives on law taught by the country’s leading scholars and finest practitioners.


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

Western’s Faculty of Law is one of Canada’s top law schools. Our rich array of academic, practical, and international educational opportunities make the program at Western Law an exciting, dynamic, and enriching experience. Our application policies, which allow applicants to show their potential in a variety of ways, are designed to produce a mix of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, whose enthusiasm make Western Law a truly remarkable place.

Twitter Chat (Monday, Oct. 20)

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Twitter Career Chat (#yucareerchat): How to put together a great grad school application
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have career and job search questions? Join a Career Centre Twitter chat to get answers! The discussion will be moderated by the Career Centre’s Job Search Advisors who will answer your job search questions.

In anticipation of this year’s Graduate and Professional Studies Expo, the Career Centre will be hosting a Twitter Career Chat on how to put together a great grad school application. This chat will give you a chance to learn more about the ins and outs of applying for further studies. Representatives from a variety of schools will join the conversation to discuss topics such as the components of a great grad school application, which parts of the application are most important, how to avoid common application package mistakes, tips for effective CVs, and more. Please join in with your questions using the hashtag #yucareerchat.

Participants:

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To participate in the chat: Sign into your Twitter account & add the hashtag #yucareerchat to your tweets