Glenmary School Thanks 100+ Career Fair Speakers

  Posted: June 14, 2016

Glenmary School genuinely thanks the 100+ speakers, and organizers who donated their time to speak at Glenmary’s first-ever Career Fair.  On Thursday April 21st, Glenmary grade 9 to 12 students were treated to a full day of learning about potential careers.  Throughout the day, students chose which sessions they would like to attend so they had the opportunity to explore their many interests.  Each speaker prepared a short 20 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer opportunity.  Feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive as the day provided students the opportunity to step into the shoes of a professional in their areas of interest.

“When we first asked community members to volunteer as guest speakers, we expected 20 to 25 speakers.  When over 100 offers to speak came in, we were truly overwhelmed by the community support,” said Glenmary School Council Member and Career Fair Organizer Cheryl Fitchie.

According to Fitchie, School Council members dreamed of hosting a Career Fair at the school for several years.  This year, they joined together to realize their dream, and with the help of many Glenmary staff members, they gave students the opportunity to make a more informed career choice.

“We are very thankful to our School Council members, our staff, and the over 100 speakers who volunteered their time to make our Career Fair a success,” said Glenmary School Principal John Wiedrick.  “Organizing an event of this caliber is no easy task and we are so blessed to able to offer this valuable learning opportunity for our students.”