Did you know that the average person will have between 10-14 different jobs before their 38th birthday?
Last week we had a very successful Beyond Brooks conference and we are very excited for our students as they make preparations for their next steps beyond high school. Listening to the evening presenters and the conversations after the workshops a definite theme this year was that plans after Grade 12 are more about a journey rather than a specific destination. Research tells us that we will have many different jobs in our lifetime, and the key to success and to our satisfaction is to continually assess our paths and options as we encounter and embrace the changes within ourselves and around us.
It's okay not to know for sure what you're going to do with your life--this is normal. Use the following career cycle to address your post-secondary and career plans several times during your life.
For the past 30 years, the ChooseBC program has travelled all over BC giving students and school counsellors information about planning for studies beyond high school. This week, all of our Grade 12 students attended two PSI workshops of their choice and then the PSI mini-fair where they were able to meet PSI representatives, ask questions, and get viewbooks and brochures.
Students were encouraged to review admission requirements for each school and program and spend time looking at what each school has to offer. Use the following resource to help you better understand the programs and institutions you are considering:
Prospective Students: Questions to Ask
Overall, the event was excellent: great information, great questions by the students, and a great activity to get them thinking about the next steps beyond Brooks.
Don't hesitate to connect with a school counsellor or the PSI representatives for more information about programs, applications and important dates. Also, don't forget to check out the other fabulous schools in BC that weren't able to attend today. Here are some links to help you connect with all of the BC schools: