Soroptimist Dream It Be It

Virtual Career Conference for High School Girls


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CAREER FIELDS


Dream it, Be it is a great opportunity for you to explore possible career paths that may interest you. We have mentors in different sectors such as business, education, STEM, social work, trade and public services. We hope that connecting girls virtually to mentors in different fields will inspire them to pursue their passion.

The following list are the career professionals we invite to this event:


Business

Business is the action of making one's living by producing or buying and selling products. Business allows people to be creative and competitive while also being very flexible. This career path is suited for people who are interested in the market trend, trading, and people who are sensitive with numbers. This is a very versatile career path which could lead to a profession in marketing, finance, accounting, management or even entrepreneurship which is the process or launching and running your own business.

Shawna Quinn, CRS, CES

Entrepreneur, Cretified Resume Strategist,
Employment Strategist, Personal Branding Specialist

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Education

This is a career where you have the opportunity to make a lasting difference to young students' lives through delivering knowledge, skill and information. Some potential career paths in education include teaching, school counselling, education administration and school social work. Pursuing a career in this field allows you to inspire and educate young people and therefore benefit society as a whole. The impression you make on the individual in the classroom continues onto the next generation.

Nisha Malhotra, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor, Vancouver School of Ecomonics
Faculty of Arts, UBC

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Public Services

Public service is essential services that are intended to serve all members of a community. It is usually provided by the government to people living within its jurisdiction. Some candidates would also need to write national exams to be certified. However, this type of job should be available to all people, regardless of income, physical ability, or mental acuity.

Lieutenant Jennifer Dawkins

Vancouver Fire Rescue Service (VFRS)
One of the founding creators of Camp Ignite


Social Worker

Social workers adhere to the values of helping others to enrich their lives. They comprehensively use professional knowledge, methods and skills to help individuals, groups and communities in need; prevent and solve social problems, restore and develop connections, and strive to promote social harmony. People who are involved in this job usually have caring, considerate, and empathy personalities.

Christine Buttkus

Community / Non-Profits

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STEM

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It aligns with our daily life when we work and solve problems. Meanwhile, this education helps people to understand the fundamentals of life. STEM activities involve a lot of "doing". It is well-suited for people who like to use their hands to explore the world.

Amber Torris

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Ching Shih

Web Interface Developer

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Lenore Riddell

Registered Nurse

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Susan Davidson

Ocean Engineer

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Tarlan Mazarei

Pharmacist, Pharmacy Manager

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Trade

A trade job commonly refers to any job whose responsibilities require advanced training and skills gained through means other than a bachelor's degree. For example, many jobs in the construction industry, such as plumber or electrician, require you to have knowledge and training different from the standard bachelor's degree before you can work. Trade schools, vocational institutions, and community colleges can provide the training you need to obtain an associate's degree or certificate. Apprenticeship programs are also available for some professions.

Shallynn Cassandra

National Beauty Education Manager at Dyson Canada

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