Opportunities Outside of School

How you choose to use your time outside of school can also have an impact on your personal growth and future planning. Some possible ways to explore your initial post-secondary destination outside of school include:

Part-time employment provides opportunities to:

  • Develop a variety of employability skills.
  • Interact with adults and professionals.
  • Discover and explore different occupations.
  • Gain required experience in a specific career.
  • Expand your experiences to add to your resume and cover letter.
  • Improve time management.
  • Understand work etiquette, health and safety, and ethics.

Social, community and wellness activities provide opportunities to:

  • Build knowledge, specialized skills and awareness.
  • Maintain a clear mind and good health to make decisions.
  • Manage stress.
  • Develop discipline and perseverance.
  • Build collaborative skills.
  • Build resilience.

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Volunteering provides opportunities to:

  • Gain required experience within a specific career.
  • Meet professionals and explore your interest in the field.
  • Develop empathy and compassion.
  • Expand your understanding of community partnerships.
  • Learn practical life skills.
  • Give back to your community.

Balance school responsibilities with outside activities to achieve your goals. Opportunities are endless. Try something!