5 reasons to attend an education fair

The University of New York in Prague participates in numerous local and international higher education fairs throughout the year. If you are thinking of continuing your education after high school, visiting an education fair is highly recommended. University websites and open days are always useful, but if you go to an education fair such as Gaudeamus or  Kam na vysokú, you will be able to save time and talk directly to the admissions representatives from multiple schools, all in one day. You can compare the standards of presentation, and the readiness of the university representatives to answer your questions – after all, first impressions matter, especially when choosing something as important as a place to study. 

Meet UNYP representatives at education fairs in the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Slovakia!

1. Meet students and alumni. 

UNYP admissions representatives usually bring some current students and alumni to education fairs, to make sure that our prospective students get all the information they need about student life at UNYP. Whether you have questions about living in Prague, things to do around the UNYP campus, student clubs, or joining the Blazers soccer and floorball teams, they will be happy to share their personal experiences. 

2. Discover degree options you never knew existed. 

Not all high school students know their exact sphere of interest, and may not have any ideas about what specific degree might be suitable for them. At the education fair, you’ll get to attend presentations from multiple schools, and collect university brochures and prospectuses, with full descriptions of the degrees on offer. Don’t be embarrassed about telling school representatives that you are not sure what you would like to study – they can help you figure it out. Most events will have at least 30 public and private universities. Try to stay open-minded; you might find out that the school you set your heart on isn’t right for you at all, and that you’d be much happier at a school you hadn’t even considered. 

3. Help with the application process. 

You will probably have lot of questions about your application process. Meeting an admissions officer in person is a huge advantage – they can help you break down the entry requirements and give you tips on how to make a successful application. 

4. Practice your English. 

The University of New York in Prague provides all of its educational programs purely in English. Of course, education fairs are international events, so we send multilingual representatives who can provide you with all necessary information in Czech, Slovak, and even Russian. But the official language of our school is English, so you can have the opportunity to practice discussing your degree options in English right away. If you see yourself building a career in Business, Communication, and Media, International Relations, IT Management, Psychology, or even Literature, you should consider going to a university where you could study in English. Doing your bachelor’s degree in English could be especially beneficial if English is not your native language, as actively using a second language is one of the best ways to keep your brain active and challenged. Mastering your English during your higher education opens many doors to new career possibilities within and outside the Czech Republic.

5.Competitions and gifts. 

Every year, UNYP holds a photo contest for all visitors to the Gaudeamus higher education fairs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This year two lucky winners will each receive a pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones. Most universities and colleges organize some kind of giveaway or competition for prospective students visiting these fairs. A cool present from the fair could be a nice souvenir of that unique time marking your transition into adulthood. 

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