Oh, the places Admissions have gone…
For the past 2.5 years, travel has been difficult or not advisable with health and safety concerns, and other barriers top of mind. However, for the past four months, Booth UC’s Admissions office has had a wild ride as we venture out once again! Our travels have taken us all over Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Canada. With travelling comes the ability to connect with students, which is one of our favourite things to do in the Admissions Office.
We began near the end of September, participating in three of seven Manitoba Public Post-Secondary Cooperative School Tours. During this time, Eliza Thomas, our newest Booth UC Admissions Counsellor, visited twenty different rural Manitoba schools. She chatted with students about their futures and the post-secondary options available to them in their home province. Since Eliza grew up in New York and is quite a foodie, she enjoyed discovering rural Manitoba’s hidden food gems.
Our next large high school tour, Universities Fair Week, took place during the first week of November. The tour is held all over the city of Winnipeg, and Keegan Braun, our Senior Admissions Counsellor, travelled to eight different schools, with multiple schools attending each tour location. Keegan connected with students from all over Winnipeg who were seeking out how to pursue their passions.
Our travels have also taken us across Canada! In October, Keegan got to visit the Province of Newfoundland and connect with Salvationists and Officers at the provincial Fuse event. Many shared fond memories of their time at CFOT and taking courses at Booth UC, including many who studied at the School for Continuing Studies. While Keegan’s time was mostly taken up by travel and work, he was able to fit in a hike right along the coast in St. John’s.
While it’s been busy and sometimes challenging to get back into “travel mode”, the Admissions Office is very happy to be connecting with students face-to-face across the province and country about Education for a Better World.
By Keegan Braun, Senior Admissions Counsellor