Cape Breton University to Celebrate Student Success and Encourage Students to Start Here

Cape Breton University (CBU) is currently preparing to hold the 4th annual Scholastic Excellence Reception, as well as a second University 101 event, where prospective students and their parents/guardians are invited to campus to learn Everything University Related in one afternoon.

The Scholastic Excellence Reception is by invitation only to entering award recipients and parents and will take place on April 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. on the CBU campus. This event will celebrate the academic success that those students have achieved thus far and inform the attendees about the opportunities to continue this success at CBU. A total of over $1.8 million in awards has been offered to 265 entering students for 2014-15 year, the largest dollar value and student number in CBU history.

Immediately following the reception a second University 101 event will be held in the Verschuren Centre on April 13, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and is open to high school students of all grades.

“We understand that the process for choosing a university begins a long time before the senior year of high school, “says Dr. Keith Brown, CBU’s Vice President responsible for local, domestic and international marketing. “For that reason we are strongly encouraging students from grade 10 and 11 to attend as well. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see what we have to offer, but it will also allow them to build their high school schedule to be aligned with potential career outcomes.”

Participants will learn why CBU is a university of choice, the steps to becoming a student and the financial aid options and scholarships available to them. Most importantly they will have full access to professors who will be on-site to discuss program options and career paths. The event will also include a presentation on essential topics that parents and students will find helpful as they enter and navigate the university environment. The presentation will have a strong focus on the individual student, allowing them to get a sense of what life is like as a student at CBU.

“Over the last number of years CBU has grown in to a post-secondary global competitor”, adds Brown. “Our campus has also grown in terms of infrastructure, support services offered, student life aspects and research opportunities. Our goal is to raise the level of awareness at a local level so that students and their parents can make strong, informed choices when deciding on the best educational fit.”

Representatives from the School of Science and Technology, the School of Arts and Social Sciences, the Shannon School of Business and the School of Professional Studies will be present at the event to discuss course selections, research, and potential career choices.

No matter if a student has a specific degree program in mind or is exploring options, this event will provide a sampling of the CBU experience and give them a sense of why CBU is a university of choice for many students worldwide.

Students present at the event will also have the chance to win an iPad Air or a $500 bursary.

For more information or to register for the event please visit: www.cbu.ca/university101. On-site registration will also be available beginning at 2 p.m. in the Verschuren Centre on April 13, 2014.