Career & Mentorship
The St. Mary's Academy Career & Mentorship Program aims to provide our high school students with resources and guidance to navigate their post-secondary planning and career exploration. Drawing on our diverse SMA Alumnae network, the Career and Mentorship Program invites members of our Academy community to participate in a variety of events to connect with our current students including career presentations, panel interviews, and casual group conversations about the first few years outside of SMA.
Since its establishment in 2017, the Career and Mentorship Program connects the leaders of tomorrow with the leaders of today, to prepare them for life outside the walls of the Academy
Grades 9 & 10 Career Speakers
Grade 9 Career Speakers: October 18, 2019
Grade 10 Career Speakers: March 6, 2020
St. Mary's Academy alumnae from a variety of backgrounds come to speak to the Grades 9 and 10 students about their career path. They share a day in the life of their job, what drew them to the field, obstacles they have faced, and lessons they have learned along the way. This provides our students with insight about the opportunities available to them after graduation, allowing them to explore a variety of career options.
Ask an Alum
November 21, 2019
Young alumnae, having recently graduated from the Academy, share their personal experiences with our students about transitioning from high school to post-secondary studies, as well as navigating life as a young adult.
April 16, 2020
Grades 11 and 12 students have the opportunity to develop career readiness skills, practice for professional interviews and gain mentorship support by participating in panel interviews. Students present their resume, letter of reference, and portfolio to the panelists, who provide feedback to assist our students prepare for their post-secondary and career endeavours.
We invite members from our SMA community to act as panelists and mentors to the participants. As a panelist, community members have the opportunity to provide wisdom and career expertise to our future graduates. Each interview includes feedback and Q&A period for further discussion.