January 22, 2020

By KENNETH BELLIVEAU

If you are struggling with your program choice and need some advice on what you could do to improve your situation, an upcoming career directions workshop may be for you.
Conestoga College is holding the three-part workshop to help students who are graduating or struggling with their career choice figure out what the next step will be.
Career adviser Karen Shoemaker said the main reason for the workshop is to help students with their main goals.
“We are helping students clarify their career goals and help them decide whether they are in the right program for their overall goals.”
Shoemaker said students must apply online and then they will be given the room number.
“We didn’t put the room number on the advertising because we want students to register online.”
One of the biggest positives is that the workshop offered at Conestoga is free whereas many other universities and colleges have students pay for the workshop.
“We are doing something called the Strong Interest Assessment. Most colleges and universities charge a fee for the test. The test takes your interests and relates them to possible career choices.”
Students who want to register must attend part one  before they can attend part two.
“This workshop is not about resume building. It is about validating and clarifying that students have taken the right program for their ultimate career goal.”
The first part of the three-part workshop will begin on Jan. 30.
It will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m.