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Graduate Studies Information Session and Pizza Dinner

Last Wednesday evening, the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a Graduate Studies Information Session and Pizza Dinner in the ILC atrium. Kicking off the evening’s events,  Dr. Kevin J. Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Dr. Amir Fam, Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), took the opportunity to welcome the 100 or so Queen’s students in attendance. Students then had the chance to chat with the Deans and representatives from each department.

 

Also in attendance was Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Nicolas Hudon PhD. Hudon noted that the potential networking opportunities at these events are valuable for both students and professors.

Dean Deluzio speaks with a student at the event.

 

“Events like these are a great opportunity for faculty members to connect with undergraduate students from across the faculty” says Hudon. “Finding the right fit between researcher and graduate students is vital, in regards to research interests, skills, and also personalities.  I encourage all students interested in graduate studies to take the time to get to know about the amazing research being conducted on our campus and reach out to those researchers to learn more about research projects and opportunities.”  

 

Both Fam and Cortney Clark, Recruitment & Events Coordinator for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, had high praise for the event.

 

“At the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, we have some of the most talented and engaged engineering students in all of Canada. We hold events like these so that they can learn about the benefits that pursuing graduate studies can offer” says Fam.  “I was very pleased with the high turnout, and look forward to holding future events and meeting more of our students.”

 

“The graduate program recruitment event proved to be a great success” says Clark. “We had more than 100 Queen’s undergraduate students in attendance and it gave students the chance to talk with faculty members from each discipline to learn more about what it’s like to be a grad student at Queen’s.”

 

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will be holding similar events in the future. To keep up to date on these events and more, check out our calendar here.