School counsellors and career practitioners
2020 ELAA Counsellor Update
ELAA's Fall 2020 Counsellor Update will be held virtually. This event will provide high school representatives with an opportunity to access new and up-to-date information needed to confidently assist students in their post-secondary journey. We look forward to having you virtually attend our update, and encourage you to invite colleagues who may not have had the opportunity to attend an ELAA counsellor update in the past.
Date: Thursday September 17th, 2020
Time: The event will run from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Counsellors should plan to attend the entire event (to your best ability) in order to have an opportunity to hear from all post-secondary institutions. The timing of each institution’s presentation will not be publicly released, in order to ensure equal opportunity for all institutions to be represented. The virtual booth fair from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. is optional for counsellors.
Time slot A - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Time slot B - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Time slot C - 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Break 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Time slot D - 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Time slot E - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Time slot F - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Virtual Booth Fair 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Similar to typical, in-person counsellor updates, five post-secondary institutions will be grouped together into one 30-minute time slot. Within each 30-minute time slot, each institution will be given five minutes to present to counsellors. The final five minutes of each time slot will consist of a group question and answer period.
The final hour of the event (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) will be hosted as a virtual booth fair, where counsellors will have the opportunity to pop in and out of private virtual rooms to speak one-on-one with institution representatives, if they wish. The virtual booth fair will also give access to digital publications and institutional resources for download. This is optional for counsellors.
Registration: Registration will be sent out shortly. The cost will be free.
Other:Further technical instructions will be provided closer to the event.
ELAA will be offering virtual education fairs this year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events will be booth fair style, where students will be able to gather digital publications, watch videos, chat with recruiters and more.
Our virtual events will take place Tuesday, and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm MT starting late September. As a school participating, all you need to do is sign up, advertise the event within your school, and share the link for your students! There is no counsellor or teacher attendance required at the booth fair events.
If your school is interested in participating in an ELAA Virtual Fair, please sign up for a regional or general event by filling out your details in our sign up sheet here.
Event registration is first come, first serve. As we begin to see the numbers for each event, we may open up more slots for the specific days. If the date you would like is full, please add your details to the waitlist tab.
We will share more specific details with schools as our platform is further developed later in the summer.
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Hosting your own event?
If your school or organisation is hosting its own education/career fair, you can share details of the event with our 28 member institutions.