A big thank you goes to all of the speakers who shared their stories, time and advice with students in grades 9, 10 and 11 this morning. We had a great range of professionals, some of whom have known what they wanted to do since 13 years old, others who have taken many different routes to the successful and satisfying careers they are in now.
The morning started with a fascinating introduction from Hanoch Piven, a world renowned illustrator, who shared his insights on living a creative life. Using examples from his own career journey, he encouraged the students to continue seeking out a career they love despite the road blocks that come in our way, because you never know whether the road block is actually the career changing opportunity you really needed. If you’d like to see a similar version of his talk, he has a TEDx talk along the theme of what he’s learnt from 20 years of working with bananas.
We then had 5 panels: international relations, finance and economics; business management and entrepreneurship; medicine and health; fine arts, marketing and design; science, research and technology.
Thank you again to the speakers and facilitators. So many students have commented on how useful they found the sessions, it was certainly a morning well spent. Personally speaking, we all need times like this to think and reflect on our careers and where we want to be heading.