As they think about their futures, Shawnigan Grade 11 and 12 students had the opportunity on Friday, October 21, to hear from School alumni at our annual Careers Day. There were 18 separate sessions throughout the day where Shawnigan graduates shared their professional experiences with current students. Guests included an Air Canada pilot, a producer of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and a senior regional manager for Emergency Management British Columbia.
All the presenters were alumni, as Careers Day coincided with Founder’s Day and the Annual General Meeting the following day. Prefects at each session led a modified question and answer session between the presenters and students.
Advancement Associate Harriet Klumper ’09 (Renfrew), who led Careers Day and Founder’s Day planning, said the day was a huge success. “Students were able to get contact info for industries they are interested in,” she said. “And there were opportunities for industry-specific questions and networking.”
Chris Ander ’96 (Copeman’s), Boeing 787 Pilot, Air Canada
Robert Sharman ’73 (Groves’), Senior Wealth Advisor
Molly Middleton ’98 (Groves’), Senior Producer, CBC, Dragon’s Den
Doug Fraser ’93 (Ripley’s), Senior leader for Practice Education, BC Emergency Health Services
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