First Virtual Grade 11 Career Day Set to Debut

A new platform, fresh format, and a host of first-time speakers will highlight Grade 11 Career Day at St. Michael's College School (SMCS) this academic year. 

Among the scheduled speakers: a paralympian, a PhD, and a media relations staff member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Grade 11 Career Day at SMCS is designed to serve up a menu of professions and occupations for students to learn about as they prepare to consider post-secondary plans and future jobs.

SMCS Career Day graphic

Photo courtesy of: Scott County Foundation

The annual event supplements a host of resources provided across the school throughout the year to help students discern their career path, including: experiential learning opportunities, Student Affairs initiatives, guidance counselling sessions, practicums, and other activities. 

Here's a snapshot of what to expect for Grade 11 Career Day 2021: 

BY THE NUMBERS

207 Grade 11 students
16 Grade 11 Career Days held annually in its modern day form
9 First-time speaker/presenters
8 Industries represented:
Computer engineering (AI), Media, Retail, Acting, Fashion, Business, Biopharmaceuticals, Athletics
8 Speaker/presenters
3 Alumni speaker/presenters
1 Keynote speaker

FAST FACTS

2021 theme Follow your passion
It is possible, if you think it is. 
Think outside the box and make a difference
 
Organizers Luciano Volpe '93
John Walsh '73 (Community & Learning Partnerships)

Grade 11 Career Day will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Related links:

Career Day 2020 Reflections 

Career Day: A Window on the World

Why I Chose Teaching as a Second Career: Francesco Bellissimo

Why I Chose Teaching as a Second Career: John Walsh '73

Why I Chose Teaching as a Second Career: Andrew Kiel '09

Why I Chose Teaching as a New Career: Caroline Freibauer

Why I Chose Teaching as a New Career: Nicholas Maiese