St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua Career Day
March 26, 2010
St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua Career Day

Third formers of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua are better equipped to choose their academic specializations after being exposed to a wide array of career fields.{{more}}

Career Fair 2010 held under the theme “Think Outside the Box – Creating Pathways to Self-sufficiency and Independence” was staged on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua.

The career fair initiative started three years ago under the auspices of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua Past Students’ Association who suggested that the programme focused on third formers. After generalizing for at least three years, students moving on to fourth form have to choose subject areas that can possibly lead to a lifelong career.

“We thought that it is a good idea to target them at this stage before they get to form four where they might be placed into what they think is best,” said Rhonda Lee, Coordinator of the career fair.

Lee, stated that the school is trying to expose students to as much career choices as possible because it has identified a situation where students gravitate towards traditional choices such as teachers, doctors, and lawyers, and seldom give attention to other careers.

“We want to broaden the students’ imagination and for them to see there is a lot more out there instead of focussing narrowly on what is right in front of them,” said Lee.

Some of the booths on display were staged by Interactive Media Limited (publisher of SEARCHLIGHT), The Hibiscus Dress Making Group from Marriaqua, The Forestry Division, Roxanne Dick who focused on jewellery design, Jacinta Hope Knights who did bookmarks and crafts, Vannol Charles, Marketing, and The Agency for Public Information.

An excellent presentation on self development was made by Jean Johnney Findlay on how to market one’s self.

“It is something that our students are not aware of: like the way I dress can determine if I get a job, not necessarily having ten CXC O’levels,” Lee expressed.