Unless you just have an insanely curious mind, I'm guessing you're here because you want to learn a little more about grad school, and you probably have a couple of questions you want answered. Like, what opportunities will grad school afford me? What are the major differences between certain programs and schools? What even is grad school?
Whatever stage in the research process you are at, you likely have a ton of questions and nobody but Google to answer them, and you haven't really trusted Google ever since they forced you to join Google+. Depending on your program of choice, you could be spending up to six years at grad school, so you understandably want to be sure that you're investing your time and money in the right place.
Thankfully, Toronto is hosting an event practically bursting at the seams with people who can help answer even the most obscure grad school questions you might have. The QS World Grad School Tour is making a stop-off in Toronto on the North American leg of its tour, and it is the only place you need to go to get the answers you desire.
QS is the top provider of post-graduate events in the world, and on September 18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the top grad schools on both a local and global level will gather together in one place to speak directly with brilliant young minds. Joining them will be dozens of industry experts, students, and alumni, creating a one-stop shop covering everything you need to know about grad school.
Not only does the one-day event give you the chance to speak with reps from the schools themselves, but you can book face-to-face meetings with admissions directors (hellooo networking opportunities) to get down to the nitty-gritty and get tips about applying to their specific school or program.
To quote every fourth-grade teacher ever - there are no stupid questions. If something is going to affect your studies, or it's simply something you need to know more about, use QS's event as a platform to learn about it. The best city to be a student in (apart from Toronto, of course)? They've got you covered. Which course do you need to take to get into your dream career? Industry experts will point you in the right direction. Are there restaurants that serve curly fries at 2 a.m. on campus? Hey, that's my library fuel. It's a perfectly reasonable question to ask.
It doesn't matter what you want to know, speaking directly to the experts gets you the right answers way faster than any internet research session could and in a way you'll actually understand.
If you're too afraid to ask questions directly, or you don't even know what you don't know (trust me, we've all been there!) there's also a series of seminars before the fair itself so you can gather a load of information without needing to ask for it. These will cover everything from admissions strategy to tips on the GRE.
If financing is your main concern the QS World Grad School Tour will do more than just help you find the answers - by attending the event, you're eligible to apply to a pool of pool of $7 million in scholarships. Not too shabby!
So whether you have one burning question, or one hundred, or you just want enough to cash in on enough free pens to last you 'til your mid-thirties, head to The Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 18 and satiate your curious mind!
For information on the event as a whole and details on the seminars and fair attendees, check out QS's Facebook page and head to the QS World Grad Tour website and reserve your spot before it fills up! Registration is FREE for all Narcity Toronto readers, saving you $15!