Career Day on St. George’s University’s True Blue campus was the largest ever this March 23rd. SGU partnered with the Rotaract Club of Grenada to provide career guidance and motivation to over 1,300 students from secondary schools around Grenada.
As a University and the largest private employer in Grenada, St. George’s is well placed to offer this kind of guidance to students. Marcelle Strachan-Mitchell, SGU’s Recruitment Support Officer and one of the key organisers of the event commented: “We were absolutely delighted for this opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge on the myriad of careers that are available to them. It is important to steer our nation’s youth into making suitable and relevant subject choices, and most importantly to equip them with the tools necessary to build a successful career path. We hope we have inspired them to think beyond.”
Students heard from practitioners of 23 professions including medicine, entertainment, culinary arts, engineering and information technology. This year, four new careers were featured: plumbing/water treatment, construction, cosmetology and medical technology. While many of the students who attended Career Day already know what career they wish to enter and wanted to learn more about their choice and the educational path to it, others who had not yet made this choice benefited from exposure to the wide variety of featured careers.
Besides an exposition of the careers and the tracks into those careers, the attendees received guidance on financing higher education, preparing for interviews and the job market, and a fun, interactive fashion show demonstrated the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of dressing in the workplace. It was a valuable day for all.