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Radio NL Talk to the Experts: What’s in store for Spring Open House; deconstructing student recruitment

  Posted on: March 15, 2018

2018 Spring Open House sign

The sign promoting Open House at the TRU entrance near the corner of McGill Road and Summit Drive.

Just like the promise of grass and flowers, TRU’s Spring Open House is just around the corner on Saturday, March 24.

Geared toward future students, the open house is a day where they can discover how TRU can help them realize their potential. They can tour the campus, get details about  programs, meet current students, faculty and advisors, enjoy a BBQ lunch and more.

As one of the university’s biggest showcase events, Spring Open House is expected to draw at least 500 people.

More Open House details

Open House has come a long way from when it consisted of one or two people at an information table in Old Main. Manager of New Students Kyri Alves stopped by Radio NL for a chat with Talk to the Experts host Paul Graham to explain what to expect at Open House and to deconstruct the world of student recruitment.

For your convenience, the conversation is below and split into smaller pieces.

Clip 1 — 7:01Future Students department explained, academic advising, attend university with an open mind

Clip 2 — 6:52Education exposes you to opportunities, Open House, who Open House is for

Clip 3 — 7:23What to expect at Open House, Open House resource fair, students talking to other students

Clip 4 — 6:28Student recruitment explained, recruiting strategies, what questions future students ask

Clip 5 — 4:20 — Ambassadors for Kamloops, the extras students can expect at TRU, Open House info and contacting the Future Students department