Explore Your Future: Pathways to Post-Secondary Education
January 17, 2022
Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Explore Your Future
Explore Your Future is a series of FREE events to help Waterloo Region youth learn about some career options. While geared towards the early stage research needs of grade 7 to 10 students, it is open to any youth and family that are interested .
Note: This event takes place over Zoom. A link will be sent out to registered attendees about 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event.
Pathways to Post-Secondary Education
How do you navigate the pathways from high school to post-secondary education?
Our panel features three students with one each from Conestoga, Laurier and the University of Waterloo. Each will briefly share their story about how they determined their post-secondary direction starting from when they were in high school including any twists and turns along the way. Our panelists will share their experience in university including how they made any decisions on their path to achieve their goals.
Ian Camara, grad fall 2021, Law & Society program at Laurier
Ian Camara studied Law and Society and minored in both Criminology and Human Rights. He is currently the Canadian Student Recruitment Project Facilitator and Domestic Recruiter in the Recruitment and Admissions office at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Garnet Koebel, third year student in Electronic Systems Engineering student at Conestoga
Garnet is a third year Electronic Systems Engineering student that specializes in complex software hardware projects. He got his start in electronics from tinkering with old broken devices. He first learned programming from a Minecraft mod called ComputerCraft.
Anna Smith, fourth year student in Health Sciences at Waterloo
Originally from Brampton, Anna has been living in Waterloo for the past 5 years as a student at the University of Waterloo. In her final year of health studies co-op, she's doing a minor in social development studies. Currently, she is also a student ambassador and residence life don at the university.
Special Guests for the Q & A
Dana Montgomery, Senior Recruitment Coordinator, Laurier
Elisha Rivard, Student Recruitment, Conestoga College
Jay Smith, Recruitment Specialist, University of Waterloo
After each panelist shares their story, it's your chance to ask them questions, the steps they took towards their goals and the decisions they made along the way.