HOW TO PREPARE FOR A VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY FAIR

Here you are, in your final years of high school, overwhelmed by exams and deadlines, but excited about what you have been working so hard for: to begin your journey as an international undergraduate student. A life changing experience that will open many doors for you when looking for the best job opportunities.

Searching for a great Bachelor’s program depends on getting that perfect mix between what you want and what each university offers. Whatever country and programme you choose, we at SRT Fairs are here to guide you, together with your parents and teachers, through the process of making the right choice. Thinking about aspects such as campus size, language, culture and affordability are key.

Our  Virtual Fairs are a great opportunity to start exploring your options for studying abroad. You can meet with top international universities, join their sessions on different topics, such as application processes or study programs, and meet one-on-one with each of them. Everything you need to know about accomplishing your dreams of studying abroad, tackled during a 4 hour event, from the comfort of your home.

HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION?

  • Research the universities. Closer to the date of each event, we will publish on our virtual fair’s page the list of participant universities. Stay tuned and review the information about them, you better be prepared for one-on-one meetings!
  • Interact in the universities’ virtual booths. At the Universities’ Booths section you can find all presenting universities and the programs they offer. To find what you need, simply type in the search bar the country or program you are looking for. Within the booth, you will have access to different materials – brochures, videos, campus information, prospectuses, etc. You can even chat directly with the university representative if the booth is “Live”. This would be another opportunity to ask your questions directly. Keep in mind that booths are public and other attendees can enter anytime.
  • Prepare for one-on-one meetings. Enjoy the opportunity of scheduling a meeting with university representatives while the event is LIVE. Connect with them via chat or video. To do that, click on the “People” tab and choose the person you would like to meet. You can also use the searching tab to find the person. Once you are in a meeting, ask questions about the programs you are interested in, talk about your interests and speak about what you personally could bring to the university. Learn more about upcoming open days, internship programs or work opportunities after graduating.
  • Participate in our educational sessions. Get access to live and recorded educational sessions hosted by participating universities. You will find Vocational Presentations, those related to a particular country’s admissions processes, and Career-oriented Presentations, focused on different programs. These sessions are specifically dedicated to those of you who already know what you want to study. Here you can use the chat to ask your questions. All sessions will be live, but in case you miss one they will be available to watch on the “Replay” section of the event.
  • Use the chat. As already mentioned, this is one of the options for connecting with university representatives. You can either communicate through the main chat in the reception area or in separate chats of every session or booth. Do not forget to allow notifications ON. If you need some help, at any time of the event, you can always contact the SRT Team through the Help Desk.
  • Don’t forget about logistics! Before the start of the event, make sure you have a good internet connection and proper headphones and get familiar with the platform. Also, find a quiet spot with a neutral background and good lighting for the meetings. Last but not least, pick out a proper outfit in advance. It can be your school uniform or a casual-smart outfit. You need to look professional but confident at the same time, so don’t overdo it.

If you have enjoyed our previous Virtual Fairs and you are eager to learn about more options on how to study abroad, then stay tuned for our upcoming webinars, teaser classes, and global workshops. Get inspired to explore your options and pursue your college dreams. We encourage you to always stay curious and adventurous!

BENEFITS OF TAKING A GAP YEAR

Taking a gap year has many benefits for students, from a mental health point of view to a more practical one. This experience not only serves to give the student a break but also allows them to see the world from another perspective and gain a series of skills that will definitely make a difference when applying to university.