Preparing for a Research Information Fair

research information fairYour Checklist

  • Do your research before the fair so you are knowledgeable about the department of interest.
  • Prepare questions ahead of time that you want to ask.
  • Determine which research area/graduate program is best suited for you.
  • Be prepared to talk about yourself and your training to date.
  • Pack a pen, paper or electronic device.
  • Make a good first impression.

Undergraduate Sample Questions

  • Why should I do undergraduate Research?
  • How do I get started if I have no research experience?
  • What is the application process?
  • What funding opportunities are available?
  • What sorts of research opportunitites are available?
  • What is the deadline to apply?
  • Can I get help finding a supervisor?
  • How do I find a supervisr?
  • What specific skills/qualifications does your department look for in a prospective research student?
  • What is the time commitment?
  • Does undergraduate research help me get into graduate school?
  • When will I know if my application is accepted?

Graduate Sample Questions

  • What is the application process?
  • What are the admission requirments?
  • Should I contact potential supervisors before applying?
  • How much is the application fee?
  • When is the applicaiton deadline?
  • What type of employment opportunities are available?
  • What areas of research do your Faculty members specialize in?
  • Whare are the benefits of attending your institution?
  • What is the length of time required to complete a MSc or Ph.D?
  • What is the stipend package?
  • What sources of financial support are available?
  • Do I apply for funding the same time I apply for admission?
  • Can the program be completed part-time?
  • When will I hear a decision on my application?
  • What factors are considered in admitting or refusing an applicant?
  • Do you accept international students without funding support?
  • Can I contact students who hav been through your program?
  • Can I recieve feedback on why my application was not successful?

Professional Master's Program Sample Questions

  • Is a thesis required?
  • Do I need to find a supervisor?
  • Is there a licensing process and what is involved?
  • Can I practice in any province?
  • How long are the programs? Do I have to go to school in the summer?
  • Are placements included in the program?
  • Where are placements located?
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