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Upcoming university visits to UCC

Monday, September 30 @ lunchtime in Room 120—Northeastern University

Renowned for its ground-breaking and extensive program in cooperative education, Northeastern University prides itself on connecting the classroom with real-life experience. Programs in health sciences, business, engineering, and criminal justice are especially strong. Located just a few minutes walk from Fenway Park, theatres, and museums, the campus allows easy access to the attractions of Boston.

Monday, September 30 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Babson College

Routinely ranked as the top entrepreneurial business program in the United States, Babson’s beautiful 370-acre campus is located 14 miles west of downtown Boston.  Students study a mix of liberal arts and business courses; all first-year students participate in the Foundation Management Experience in which student teams set up non-profit companies in order to design, produce, and market a product.  The average class size is 27 students and there are no classes larger than 60.  There is a special scholarship for Canadian students.

Monday, September 30 @ 3:30 pm in Room 140—University of Chicago (also at 7 pm in Student Centre)

Often compared to Oxford or Cambridge due to its emphasis on the “life of the mind,” the University of Chicago is especially renowned for its incomparable economics department. Classes are small in order to promote free-ranging discussion with the world-class faculty. With the Hyde Park campus only fifteen minutes from downtown Chicago, students have all the resources of a vibrant metropolis on their doorstep.

Monday, September 30 @ 3:30 pm in Room 128—King’s University College, Western

As one of the University of Western Ontario’s three affiliated colleges, King’s offers the advantages of a small college (good class sizes, closer relationships with professors and peers) and the perks of a larger university (better facilities and a wider range of course offerings). King’s has just launched a new School of Management, Economics and Mathematics offering degrees in Management & Organizational Studies, Economics & Finance, and Mathematics & Statistics.

Tuesday, October 1 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Union College

Located on a scenic campus in upstate New York, Union College offers rigorous academics, strong athletic teams (Division I for hockey; Division III for all other sports), and a close community. It is one of the few liberal arts colleges to offer engineering.  All undergraduates are assigned to a residential house, designed as a living and learning community. Many opportunities exist for research and internships. Standardized testing is optional.

Tuesday, October 1 @ 3:30 pm in Room 140—McGill University

Often a popular destination for UCC grads, McGill University is a landmark of downtown Montreal. It has strong traditions in arts, sciences, music, engineering, and management. While the main campus does tend to have large classes, the Macdonald campus, which specializes in environmental and agricultural sciences, offers small classes and hands-on learning. There is a convenient shuttle bus between the two campuses.

Tuesday, October 1 @ 3:30 pm in Room 128—High Point University

A private liberal arts college on a pristine campus in North Carolina, High Point bills itself as the “life skills” university, emphasizing experiential learning and an entrepreneurial approach in all its courses. The school has particular strengths in business, communications, interior design, theatre, and exercise science. If students decide they do not wish to apply for a merit scholarship, they do not have to submit standardized test scores.

Wednesday, October 2 @ lunchtime in Room 120—University College Dublin

With over 32,000 students from 139 countries, University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest university and is considered one of the top research-intensive institutions in Europe. UCD is committed to innovation and entrepreneurship. Students can choose to study arts & humanities, science, health sciences (including medicine), social sciences & law, business, engineering & architecture.

Wednesday, October 2 @ lunchtime in the Principal’s Boardroom—Rochester Institute of Technology, Rollins College, and Drake University

Rochester Institute of Technology

With a 1300-acre campus in suburban Rochester and additional campuses in Europe and Dubai, the Rochester Institute of Technology has 15,000 undergraduates spread across nine colleges. It offers one of the largest co-op programs in the US; particular academic strengths include engineering, aerospace, business, industrial design, and hospitality and tourism.

Rollins College

Located in scenic Winter Park, Florida, a short commute from Orlando, Rollins Colleges is considered to be among the most beautiful campuses in the US. The small classes stimulate a discussion-based curriculum. Physics and theatre are considered particularly strong programs. The 3/2 Accelerated Management Program (AMP) at Rollins combines a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) into a five-year program. International students may apply for merit scholarships and need-based aid.

Drake University

A mid-sized private university in Des Moines, Iowa, Drake offers its 3000 undergraduates a full range of courses in arts, sciences, business, public administration, journalism, communications, and health sciences. Division 1 athletics and a wide range of clubs offer many opportunities for connections with peers. Strong students can interview rather than submitting standardized test scores; merit and financial aid is available.

Wednesday, October 2 @ lunchtime in Room 140—IE University (Spain) and Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland)

IE University

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten business programs in the world, IE University is located in the UNESCO world heritage site of Segovia, Spain (just 25 minutes from Madrid). In addition to its high-powered business degree, IE also offers strong programs in architecture, art history, tourism management, communication, law, biology, and psychology, all of which include a minor in business. Students can choose to be taught in either English or Spanish. Specialized work placements are available for every degree subject. We currently have an old boy attending.

Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne

The oldest hotel school in the world, the Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne is internationally acclaimed for its innovative approach to a rapidly expanding and evolving industry.  The Swiss school prides itself on its unique educational philosophy which combines the “science” of business with the “art” of management.  Internships are an essential part of the program.

Wednesday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm in Room 128—University of New South Wales

Located in a suburb of Sydney, the University of New South Wales is a top Australian research-intensive university. In addition to traditional courses in arts, sciences, law, business, and medicine, the university offers a degree in built environment that brings together programs in architecture, planning, and construction. Committed to making a difference, faculty and students at UNSW engage in pioneering research and sustained innovation to address some of the most important issues of today – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies.

Wednesday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm in Room 127—Dartmouth College and University of Rochester

Dartmouth College

Located in rural New Hampshire, Dartmouth College combines rigorous academic expectations with a strong sense of community. It is a great fit for students who love outdoor activities; Dartmouth has strong programs in geography and environmental studies. Undergraduate students with an interest in business are permitted to take a few courses at the Tuck School.

University of Rochester

Well known for its mathematics and science departments, the University of Rochester allows undergraduates to study for five years for the price of four, if they so choose.  A small private college just across the U.S. border, Rochester is nationally recognized for the quality of its research programs.  The university places a lot of emphasis on student-teacher relationships and an inquiry-based curriculum.  This is the home of the renowned Eastman School of Music.  There are special scholarships available for IB students.

Wednesday, October 2 @ 3:30 pm in Room 140—Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Founded in 1784, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland is located in the heart of the lively city of Dublin. In 2017, RCSI opened a 120,000 square foot complex that houses state-of-the-art teaching spaces and the largest clinical skills simulation facility in Europe, allowing students to develop clinical and patient management skills in a high-tech environment before moving into hospital practice. Almost 25% of students come from Canada and the US; the school has a high success rate in matching graduates into residency programs in North America. IB students can complete their training in 5 years.

Thursday, October 3 @ lunchtime in Room 140—Bentley University

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, just ten miles northwest of Boston, Bentley University offers a highly respected undergraduate business program with a strong emphasis on both technology and the humanities.  The college has one of only eight live-feed stock market rooms in the U.S. educational system.  Bentley encourages companies such as Microsoft to test many of their new products and technologies on campus, so there are close corporate ties that allow for a very extensive internship program.

Thursday, October 3 @ lunchtime in Room 128—Utrecht University

Utrecht University in the Netherlands stresses broad and interdisciplinary education, encouraging students to look beyond the boundaries of their fields of study and work together in interdisciplinary projects. Students can choose from a wide range of majors taught in English including law, economics, behavioural studies, media, and sustainability.

Thursday, October 3 @ 3:30 pm in Room 140—University of Waterloo

Internationally known for innovation and academic excellence, especially in the fields of science and engineering, the University of Waterloo offers Canada’s largest co-operative education program with over 60% of its students enrolled in that option. Its teams routinely place in the top ten in international computing and mathematics competitions. The school has strong professional programs in optometry, engineering, and architecture; its graduates created the “Engineers without Borders” program. Many students are interested in the Arts & Business and Science & Business specialties; others are drawn to the extensive program offerings in the Faculty of Environment. The focus in the classroom may be rigorously academic, but the social atmosphere is relaxed, with a strong network operating through colleges, residences, and faculties.

Thursday, October 3 @ 3:30 pm in Room 128—King’s College London and Queen Mary, University of London

King’s College London
Located on the Thames near Waterloo Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, King’s College is one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It offers a vibrant student community and small-group teaching. The largest centre for health care education in Europe, it also has great strength in law, humanities, and social sciences.

Queen Mary University of London

Located in London’s bustling East End, Queen Mary has the capital city’s most extensive self-contained campus. The student village is located in a quiet oasis beside a scenic canal and many of the residences have been upgraded to house Olympic athletes. The medical and law schools are among the top in the country; programs in English, history, geography, drama, and languages are highly regarded. The university has set up a new medical program in Malta especially targeting international students.

Friday, October 4 @ lunchtime in Room 140—University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham’s three campuses “integrate beautiful parkland with impressive traditional and contemporary architecture.”  It has a highly ranked medical school and its teaching ratings are particularly strong in classics, economics, politics, psychology and engineering.

Friday, October 4 @ 3:30 pm in Room 140—Dickinson College

Founded in 1783, Dickinson College is recognized as a leader in global and sustainability education.  Its 144-acre campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania hosts 2400 undergraduates; the average class size of 15 students ensures close relationships with professors and lots of opportunities for hands-on learning. Unlike many liberal arts colleges, Dickinson does offer a major in business and management.