Annual Career Day

Posted by Admin on April 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Kia_CareerDay_2.jpgLinden Alumna Kia Cummings, Sports Media student at Ryerson University, spoke with students on Career Day and provided insights into sports-related careers for women.

 By Grade 10 Students

  • Architect
  • Accessibility Consultant who works in the Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Division of the City of Toronto, responsible for ensuring Toronto Public Service meets its commitments to build an inclusive and accessible city
  • Business Designer, who designs innovative service experiences for people using digital technologies
  • Communications and Marketing Director who works in the field of regenerative medicine
  • Clinical Education Coordinator who works in the field of speech-language pathology
  • Community Developer, who helps homeless and marginalized populations access affordable housing
  • Director, Writer, and Producer who creates promotional material for CTV News
  • Doctor, who studies the molecular networks that drive normal cells to become cancerous
  • Engineer, who works in nuclear power energy field
  • Grief therapist and death educator
  • Music composer for film, theatre, and chamber and orchestral ensembles
  • Sports Media student from Ryerson University 
  • Social Worker
  • Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto
  • Scientist, who specializes in nuclear waste
  • Tax Lawyer
  • Technology Planning Manager at General Motors
  • Youth and Community Outreach Coordinator at Inside Out, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival

This event was attended by students from Grades 6–12, who especially enjoyed hearing from two Linden alumnae: Kia Cummings (sports media student) and Nina Bakan (youth and community outreach coordinator).

Our keynote speaker was Aisha Addo, the inspiring founder of the Power to Girls Foundation. She is the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and has also been named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada and is among the 150 Black Women making history in Toronto. DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is her latest initiative to empower women.

In the hosting of this event, we, the Grade 10 class, were able to learn how to plan and run an event to engage the whole school. This experience enabled us to practice our collaboration, organization, and planning and communication skills.

A big thank you to the many speakers that came out and made this day possible!