Our Secondary Counselling Team arranged for a selection of working professionals from around the world to meet with students – virtually and in person. Our esteemed guests represented many careers in broad industries of science, engineering, art and design, education, business and finance, military careers, government and political administration, social and humanitarian services, diplomacy, and medicine.
We were so happy to welcome Mr. Michael Deokhee Jeong as our keynote speaker for the event. Mr. Jeong is an industrial designer who shared his inspirational story about a career for success and personal satisfaction. More than just a list of design accomplishments, Mr. Jeong shared the importance of drive and consistent hard work.
We say 'thank you so much' to all the kind and inspirational adults who shared last week. Even for students who know what directions they want to go for a career, it is important to hear about the paths that others have walked and the industry knowledge they have to share.
One foundational concept TCIS believes in and works for is the idea of future readiness. This idea goes above and beyond pure curriculum, demanding investment in students as people with dreams and goals – and Career Day is a part of this overarching ethos.
It is always a valuable investment when those who have walked a journey share with those beginning a journey of their own.
One more thing – It was so great to sit in on TCIS Class of 2010 Alumna Veronica Kang's presentation about her experiences since high school. We remember Veronica as a caring and hard-working student, and it is gratifying to see her as a caring and hard-working professional. She is a fine example of an internationally-minded learner who is leading in purposeful change – as a researcher and a university professor.