Go Global Expo fits the world into Kerr Hall

The Go Global Expo will bring a world of opportunities to Ryerson students at Kerr Hall West.

Created by Verge Magazine, a publication that features and promotes various ways to study and work abroad, the expo brings in exhibitors from global volunteering and international exchange programs to speak and network with students.

The Go Global Expo brings in exhibitors from global volunteering and international exchange programs to speak and network with students.  (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Now in its eighth year, the event aims to give those interested in studying, volunteering or simply travelling around the world, the guidance they need to get started.

It’s free to attend, and runs Sept. 23 from 11-5 p.m., and Sept. 24 from noon-5 p.m.

Jeff Minthorn, co-founder of Verge, said the expo shows students what global opportunities are available to them.

“It’s often the case (that) people will be mulling things over,” Minthorn said. “It suddenly becomes that much closer to reality (at the expo).”

He added that around 4,000 to 5,000 people attend each year. The event will also feature alumni from Ryerson, York University and the University of Toronto who have returned from internships, volunteering or graduate studies abroad.

There will also be guest speakers, and career- and resumé-building workshops.

Minthorn said he wants attendees to think hard about where they’d like to go, how it could support their current degree or career plan, and come prepared with questions.

“Man, the experience you get? Invaluable,” he said. “This is your opportunity.”

The Go Global Expo runs for one weekend in Toronto, and will also be held in Montreal on Oct. 1.

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