Students should speak to the school’s guidance counsellor or career practitioner to help them research careers, explore their educational options and to access other useful resources.
During the COVID-19 school closure, Ms. Marchand, Career Practitioner, is available online, to support students with Career/Post-Secondary/Employment information.
Availability to students between 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday through the following methods:
Ms. V. Marchand is the Career Practitioner at Notre Dame High School
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and alternating Fridays
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1047
The Career Practitioner is available to assist students with the following:
- Career planning – What would you like to do after high school?
- Self-Assessment – Interests, Skills, Values and Personality
- Occupational Research
- Job Search – Resumes, Cover Letters and Interview Preparation
- Post-secondary exploration
- Volunteer opportunities
- Summer programs
Book an appointment with Ms. Marchand through the Student Service Office (Ms. Mount).
What is Career Planning?
Career planning is a unique life long process for each person. Your Career Practitioner will work with you to learn more about how your interests, skills, values and personality impact your choice of career direction. It is an active process that students begin in their Career and Life Management class and continues with meetings with your Career Practitioner and your Student Services counsellor. You will be making career decisions throughout your life.
Does the Career Centre offer Career Tests and Assessments?
Any “career tests” are tools for students to learn more about themselves and potential careers that may be of interest to them. The “tests” are designed to provide career suggestions for exploration but there is no test that will tell a student what they should pursue as a career. The goal is for the students to learn as much as they can about themselves and the careers that are available so they themselves can make an informed decision about their first step after high school.
Will the Career Centre find me a job?
We do everything we can to give students the tools to find their own jobs. That may mean assisting them with upgrading their resume and cover letter, doing practice job interviews with them and talking about job-search skills.