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October 05, 2012

WMG go Stateside!

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/newsandevents/

Yes that is right! This September WMG widened our wings and travelled to the big US of A to meet American students and tell them a bit more about possible study opportunities in the UK.

It all started in the fabulous New York City! My first introduction to the Big Apple was the incredible Manhattan skyline as I flew into Newark airport. It's a sight of wonder that wouldn't fail to entice any viewer into the depths of the city streets overlooked by the towering skyscrapers.

But it's not all awe and wonder for this trip - I had a busy schedule to keep! My working week started with a meeting with Dr. Silverman, head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at Manhattan College. Manhattan College is beautiful 4 year college located in the Bronx. Thank you to Dr. Silverman for the tour of the beautiful campus and talking to me about the aspirations, activities and learning experiences of the student body at Manhattan College.

Then it was straight back on the train into the heart of Manhattan to attend the Idealist Grad School fair hosted by New York University Graduate School of Public Service. This was my first fair in the US and it was great to speak one to one with American students about their prospects. Something that stood out to me was the confidence and positivity of each student I met. Whether they were not quite sure what their next step was or they had a subject that they were passionate about, a contagious enthusiasm came through.

Warwick Stand

Idealist.org Grad Fair 2012 from Idealist.org on Vimeo.

Next day, I was off to NYU-Poly to speak with the Director of Careers Centre, James Sillcox. James plays a key role in advising students of their next steps, whether it is work or graduate school. As people and companies aspire to become global, universities encourage students to gain that global perspective through their studies. NYU-Poly students may wish consider furthering their education at WMG in the UK, which offers relevant subject choices to gain not only knowledge and skills but also an international experience before they are faced with similar cultures in the working world. Pick up a WMG brochure in the NYU-Poly careers centre or take a look at WMG Masters courses on our website.

NYU-Poly

Then Saturday morning came, as did my desire for a good cup of tea! You can take the girl out of England but you can't take England out of the girl! So whilst I'm a tad ashamed to admit it, I visited my old faithful 'Tea and Sympathy' in Greenwich village for a good English breakfast! If you want a taste of Great Britain in the big city, a visit is a must!

English Breakfast

Then Saturday afternoon, it was back to work for the QS World Grad School Tour at the Hilton New York on Avenue of the Americas. I met a number of students at this fair interested in WMG courses including the MSc Digital Healthcare, MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship and MSc Engineering Business Management to name just a few!

New York was a busy time and my trip along the east regions of America took me onwards, to Washington DC where I was accompanied by Warwick Graduate and current White House Employee Andrew Terrell!; Boston where everybody knew my name and Providence where I stopped talking to prospective students just long enough to entertain a little magic of the Big Bang Theory, at the Cheesecake factory!

World Grad School tours and Idealist Grad Fairs take place in various venues across the US and throughout the world. To ensure you don't miss us when we visit your country, keep an eye on news and events page!

If you met me at a fair in the US or are considering study in the UK, I'd love to hear from you.

Please leave a comment and keep an eye out for my next blog entry about the benefits of studying in the UK for American students.


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