TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Making the "right" university choice
involves a number of considerations as well as important discussions to
take place within families. Often the transition from high school to
post-secondary is thought of as something which only the student
experiences; however, according to Ron Byrne, VP, International &
Student Affairs at Mount Allison University, "parents are also going
through a significant transition and this is something which often is
For many parents, the process of applying to universities is about 25
years old and the pressure and criteria for choosing the right
university has changed drastically. Without healthy, open and
well-planned discussions, parents can be a hindrance to their kids.
In order to align family expectations, three experts who bring together
a deep understanding of the employment marketplace, career exploration
and university success, have come together to help students and
parents connect the dots and tackle these discussions collectively.
Mark Franklin, practice leader of CareerCycles says, "Parents want to
help but don't know how. They need strategies that will help them avoid
being over-involved 'helicopter parents' and instead be practical
'umbrella parents' who provide support and are accessed when their
child needs them most."
On September 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, students and parents can attend
a half-day intensive program on How to Choose the Right University. A key part of this is creating an opportunity for families to discuss
the process and decisions that need to be made in a healthy and
To learn more, visit: http://www.psetransition.ca/
SOURCE: Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
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Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.