Students in Years 9, 12 and 13 got a real insight into more than 20 career areas at last week’s JCoSS Careers Fair. The annual event, which this year ran throughout the school day, featured exhibitors representing a wide range of careers, from PR and Marketing to the Metropolitan Police, from the Army to Accountancy; there was something for everybody. The exhibitors, who included a number of JCoSS parents, were impressed by the interest shown by students, reflected in the many intelligent questions asked. One exhibitor, Lorna Landells, a surveyor and Director of commercial property firm Cushman and Wakefield, said she found students “polite and engaged” and that the event provided an opportunity for students not only to learn more about possible careers they hope to pursue, but to learn about other options too.
Year 12 student Charlotte Levine said she visited the Careers Fair “in the hope of finding out how to get into the media industry”. And she was not disappointed: She found the experience extremely helpful and one exhibitor in particular –Beverly Law, of branding and graphic design firm ‘All Creative Branding’, offered her a work experience opportunity. “She told me what I should be doing to get into the industry – I now know I need to build a media portfolio”.
This was a successful event, exchanging knowledge, experience and opportunity; we look forward to next year’s Careers Fair.
By Cherie Herman, Year 12