A career fair, organized by our Parents Committee, was held, with 18 volunteers discussing their jobs and their career paths. Students were exposed to a variety of careers such as law, medicine, engineering, jewelry design, architecture, and piloting, just to name a few.
Parents of students in grades 9 -11 were invited to a college night program to discuss the process of applying to universities outside of Lebanon. The panel representatives included Darryl Tynen from Northeastern University, Hassan Coudsi from Princeton Review and Khalil Hijal from the British Council.
Students in Grade 11 attended a college day workshop to focus on the application process for universities abroad. Some of the topics included essays, recommendation letters, transcripts and the application process to the US, Canada and the UK.
Students in grade 11 were given April 13 off from school in order to attend work. Students had previously secured their own job shadow placement for the day. Some of the professions they learned about were graphic design, journalism, fashion, banking, and medicine. Feedback from the students was positive. They indicated that they valued this opportunity and learned more about a career as well as their own interests. Employers were also enthusiastic about hosting students for the day and many reported that students will surely benefit from other similar opportunities