During the school holidays, especially if you’re a recent school leaver just out of Form 5, one of the things you’re probably looking forward to is just relaxing and hanging out with friends.
However, you will also need to have serious thoughts about the next stage of your life, in terms of pursuing tertiary education at a college, university, or technical training institute.
One of the best ways to prepare is to attend education fairs and in the next few weeks and months there will be a host of these events throughout Sarawak aimed at reaching out to people like you.
To make the most of your time at education fairs, here are some tips for you think about:
Make a list
This is something to do before going to the education fair. This list should contain the institutes, colleges or universities that you are interested to learn more about. You can easily find information about the fair online, particularly regarding the institutions taking part in the fair. Often times, people who visit education fairs go without doing any research and this results in them getting confused about which institution to approach.
Make another list … of questions
This list will contain all the questions that you have about the institutions and the courses they offer. Making a list will ensure you don’t forget to ask these questions when you are face to face with the representatives at the education fair. Making this list also helps you save time as you will be able to focus on your specific questions and avoid chatting about things that may not be relevant.
Prepare to take notes
After meeting so many representatives from the institutions, you may not be able to remember too many details from your interactions, so it’s always good to take down some notes while you’re at the exhibition booths. Just bring along a small notebook and pen to record some of the points that interest you. And even if you don’t have a notebook handy, you could always jot things down on your mobile phone’s note-taking app. The key point is to have the details that will assist you in making the right decision on where to study.
Bring along your papers
Make sure you bring along with you to the education fair photocopies of your education certificates and other relevant documents. Through your credentials, the representatives from the institutions would be able to assist you better, especially in providing you with the right guidance. Your papers will help them to get a better understanding about your strengths and weaknesses as well as your subjects of interest.
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