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Grade 10 Students Inspired at Career Dialogue
Posted 12/04/2014 12:02PM

In response to a Friday File Ad posted earlier this month, five members of the SJK community volunteered their time to share their career passions with our Grade 10 class this past Monday.

During career studies class, our panelists spoke of their profession, their primary responsibilities, and what skills are required, while also sharing thoughts on why they love what they do and why their job suites them.

Each guest brought a unique and valuable voice to the conversation, though four similar themes emerged from across the entire panel, as they all:

  • Love what they do.
  • Looked introspectively to identify their strengths, interests and characteristics as they navigated (and continue to navigate) their career.
  • Found their career journey to be non-linear; they didn't always know exactly what they 'wanted to be', rather they know what they liked, what they were good at, and they worked very hard in those areas.
  • Defined success in terms of finding a meaningful occupation that challenges them and allows them to perform in an environment in which they find inspired.

Special thanks to our panel pictured l to r above: Dave Bennett (Actuary), Fred Leber (Fire Protection & Safety Consultant), Jean Mills (Writer), Jennifer Breithaupt (Lawyer) and James Smith (Auto Technician).


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