Paul Henshaw likes it when his undergraduate students approach him to discuss opportunities for graduate study.
“It shows there is a connection there, an interest in what we’re studying,” says the acting associate dean of graduate studies, a professor of civil and environmental engineering.
Still, he says, the faculty’s perspective is just one part of deciding whether to pursue further education. That’s why the Graduate Studies Showcase, Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre Commons, is structured to provide a range of perspectives.
“There will be students talking about what they do in their graduate work,” Dr. Henshaw says. “There will be people there to discuss funding, job opportunities, admission requirements.”
Each of the University’s 57 master’s and doctoral programs will be represented at the event, which runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Henshaw says it is aimed at getting undergraduates thinking about graduate study: “The idea is just to open their eyes to the opportunities that are out there.”