Career Showcase helps prepare students for 21st century job market

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Trinity College School students gained insight into the job market today, and in the future, during the annual Career Showcase, held the evening of Tuesday, April 9th. Hosted by the School’s philanthropy and alumni office, the showcase welcomes alumni and parents to share their experiences in the work world, with an emphasis on networking, education and creating opportunities.

The showcase began with a brief welcome session before students moved into the first of two breakout sessions. These sessions were led by professionals representing a range of fields and experience levels, providing students with a chance to learn about very different career paths.

This year’s presenters were:

  • Chilion Benedict ’99 – communications strategy
  • Matt Fair ’89 – production management (museums)
  • Olwyn Foley ’08 – medicine
  • Goodwin Gibson – marketing
  • James Gibson ’00 – finance
  • Grace Lovekin (former staff) – entrepreneurship
  • Melissa MacCoubrey ’10 – video game development
  • Jocelyn Murphy ’06 – humanitarian work
  • Justin Raymond ’89 – entrepreneurship

As young people prepare to enter a very different labour market than previous generations, the advice and insight of these speakers was invaluable in helping students understand how to navigate the professional world. Key takeaways included the importance of finding mentors and advisors, remaining flexible and open to change, pursuing your passion, creating your own opportunities, and bringing new ideas and a unique perspective to the table. Thank you to all of our presenters for sharing their knowledge with our students.