Continuing Education Fair helps students discover possibilities

As Rita Jabbour understands it, it’s a simple formula.

“The more school you have, the more money you make over time,” said the fourth-year history major, one of hundreds of UWindsor students touring the Continuing Education Fair in the CAW Student Centre on Tuesday.

She spoke with Chris Young, program administrator for the Odette MBA, about pursuing graduate study in business.

“It would let me take what I have learned in history and apply it to help society,” Jabbour said.

Of the more than 40 presenters, UWindsor programs—graduate studies, law or education—proved especially attractive, said fair organizer Yvonne Currie of the Centre for Career Education.

“Our local booths are particularly drawing interest today,” she said.

Nathan Puchnatyj, a fourth-year kinesiology student, said his plans following graduation are “up in the air.” He is seriously considering further education.

“It would broaden my possibilities for future jobs,” he said. “A bachelor’s degree now is like a grade 12 diploma was 30 years ago.”

His friend Erica Bennett, also a fourth-year student in kinesiology, said she is also weighing her career options.

“The fair is definitely helpful,” Bennett said. “It helps you find out what is out there.”