Students receive expert advice on careers

Aziz Idris

Jerudong International School (JIS) students benefitted from the experiences of experts in a recently held career panel.

Experts in various fields were invited to share experiences and personal reflections in their careers and were on-hand to answer questions from students.

The objective of the JIS Senior School Career’s Panel was to prepare JIS students for the world of higher education and a future career.

Speakers included Australian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Tiffany McDonald, military dentist from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Major Dr Hazim, Deputy Quality Assurance Manager for His Majesty the Sultan’s Flight Shaun Hawley, organic farmer and entrepreneur Jeffery Yeow, physiotherapist Cheryl Keasberry, ophthalmologist surgeon Dr Helena Hurairah, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Royal Brunei Airlines James Millet and law attorney Roy Prabhakaran.

Students who attended were in their senior year (Years 11 and 12) who had completed their IGCSEs or had just commenced their A Level or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma studies.

JIS North American University Counsellor, Nancy Fillion said that it was important for the students to consider a broad range of potential careers as part of their consideration for their academic choices when they leave the school.

“This is an increasingly complex decision to make as the fourth Industrial Revolution is beginning to have profound effects on the international and domestic jobs market,” according to Fillion who also said that the range of speakers that they were able to hear from was a very useful starting point.

This allowed the students to hear first hand from a wide range of fields and to better understand the opportunities that were available, she said.

Expert panelists sharing their career experiences and challenges in their profession at the Q&A session PHOTO:JIS JIJIS