Career and Academic Counselling
My name is Charlene Foster. I'm the Career and Academic Counsellor at Calgary Christian School. I am available to meet with students (and parents) on Tuesdays and on Friday mornings. Sign up for an appointment by going to YouCanBook.Me and selecting a time on Tuesday. You can also send me an email.
Please visit my Career Page website for helpful tools and resources including:
- Calendar of university fairs and open house events
- Finance information including scholarships and financial aid
- Links to schools across Canada including virtual tours of numerous campuses
I also encourage you to take advantage of the resources in myBlueprint.ca, including the high school planner, post secondary planner, occupation planner and online assessments. If you don't already have an account, email me to request the activation key. If you have an account but have forgotten your password, enter your email address and click the "forgot password" link. Contact me if you have any problems or questions.
June Career Notes
Summer Work Experience - If you are over 15 years of age, have completed HCS3000 and have a summer job, you can still sign up to earn Work Experience credits. Required paperwork and site visits must be completed before you can count your hours so contact Mrs. Foster ASAP.
Rutherford Scholarship - Grade 12 students who will be entering a full time post-secondary program in the fall can now apply for the Rutherford Scholarship. If you qualify, you will receive your cheque after your full time attendance is verified. There is no deadline to apply.
YYC Christian Dance Intensive - Middle and high school students with previous dance experience are invited to apply for a week-long worship infused dance intensive at Ambrose University from August 7-11. Find more details at westviewartsacademy.ca.
Bucket Brigade Camps - Youth ages 14-18 are invited to experience four days in the life of a firefighter. Camps are scheduled for July 24-27 and August 15-18 (more camps may be added depending on demand). Go to Calgary Fire Bucket Brigade Summer Camps for more details.
Graduating? Taking a Gap Year? I’m glad to help alumni with university selection, applications, etc.
Have a great summer!
Career and Academic Counsellor
Grade 12 Meeting Slides
Here are the slides of the information I shared during the grade 12 meeting today regarding steps to prepare for the coming year, scholarship info and a reminder to transition away from your school email to your personal email.
RCMP Depot Youth Camp - August 7-11, 2017
The Depot Youth Camp is a week-long all-expenses-paid summer camp for students in Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16-19).
Students selected for the RCMP Youth Camp form a co-ed group that is reflective of a typical RCMP cadet troop. By the end of the week-long camp, the group will develop a good understanding of the career possibilities offered by the RCMP. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Depot prior to submitting an RCMP application.
Student selection will be based on academic achievement, fitness and interest in a career in policing. While at camp, students will be issued parts of the RCMP uniform to wear and will be expected to act as a troop in training. They will be required to wake up early, keep dorms clean, and behave as a professional representative of the RCMP.
Apply by March 1, 2017.
Go to https://sites.google.com/a/pallisersd.ab.ca/careerpage/news/rcmpyouthcamp-august7-112017 for more information.
Updated University Events Calendar - October 2016
Here's an updated list of university events in the Calgary area over the next two months:
Oct. 28-29 - SAIT open house (submit one online application for free during the Open House, more info at sait.ca/future-students/visit-campus/open-house)
Oct. 29 - Mount Royal open house (more info at mtroyal.ca/Admission/OpenHouse)
Oct. 29 - University of Waterloo at Delta Calgary South (more info and registration at uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/calgary)
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1- Memorial University information sessions (more info and locations at www.mun.ca/undergrad)
Nov. 3 - University of Lethbridge at Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre (more info at campaigns.uleth.ca/info-evenings)
Nov. 4,5 - Ambrose open house (submit one application for free during the open house, more info at ambrose.edu/openhouse2016)
Nov. 17 - University Fair field trip to Master’s College (15 institutions represented)
Nov. 19 - UBC at The Westin (more info at you.ubc.ca/tours-info-sessions/visits-canada/#alberta)
Nov. 19 - ACAD open house (more info at acad.ca/future-students/lets-get-know-each-other-better)
Nov. 30 - UVIC at Hotel Blackfoot (more info at uvic.ca/future-students/undergraduate/connect/events/an-evening-with-uvic.php)
Scholarships, Health Sector Opportunities and more!
Are you looking for information on scholarships? Would you like to gain experience in the health care sector while you're a student? Check out the opportunities posted on the Career Page website for details on these topics and much more!.
Career and Academic Counselling
Career NotesPosted on Apr 28 2017
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Book Career Appointment OnlinePosted on Dec 19 2014
Do you want to book an appointment with Charlene Foster, the Career and Academic Counsellor? You can now book appointments online. It's quick and easy. Go to YouCanBook.Me and select a time on Tuesdays or Fridays (the days I'm at CCS). Provide…