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FY career morning on Nov. 16

As part of the compulsory career studies course, the university counselling office and department of alumni relations will again host career morning for Foundation Year students on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Old Boys, parents and other community members will speak at this event, which is designed to expose boys to some of the vast variety of career fields and potential opportunities available to them, as well as to enable them to gain an understanding of the paths our guest presenters have taken to these careers.

In keeping with the goals of the career studies course, this is a great opportunity to build self-awareness for all the possibilities that may lie ahead. Boys are encouraged to attend presentations related to fields in which they may have little or no previous knowledge in order to discover something new.

Space will be limited in each session in order to ensure an intimate gathering and appropriate opportunities for engagement between students and presenters.

Event essentials:
Time: 8:15 to 9:40 a.m.
Location: second floor classrooms
Format: Each boy will attend two different career field sessions of 35 minutes each. There will be two presenters per session.
Check in: Students must pick up their session allocations by no later than 8:15 a.m. outside of the iDiv CRIB.
Period one classes will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Session choice registration:
FY students will be able to register their preferences for all available sessions following the FY student meeting in Laidlaw Hall after assembly on Monday, Nov. 7.

The online registration link will be available via your son’s Haiku page at: UCO>Career Studies.

Students must complete their registration by 9 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Note:
While every effort will be made to honour at least one top session choice per student, it might not always be possible to do so. Students who don’t submit their session preferences on Nov. 7 will be scheduled into sessions where space permits.

Follow-up:
There will be an assignment for all FY boys to complete following the career morning event. The assignments will be given out at career morning and can also be found on the Haiku page at UCO>Career Studies. Details for submission are clearly outlined.

If a boy is absent from career morning, it will be expected that he complete the alternative assignment designated for students who were absent for the event. This assignment requires the student to arrange interviews (in person or by phone/Skype) with two professionals (not immediate family members) in order to gather information similar to that gained at career morning.

This will be a very informative and engaging morning. Please contact your son’s counsellor if you have any questions.