The Community Development Career Café is held every other year, with the next one in October 2018. The purpose is for students to meet professionals from sectors in which they have potential career interests. Students have the opportunity to hear from the guests, ask questions and provide resumes.
Students have the opportunity to choose which professionals they would like to spend some time with In 20 minute time blocks, 2-3 students meeting with a specific professional. In an hour each student has the opportunity to share in three intimate conversations with professionals in fields of interest. The professionals often bring hand out materials to share with students. Students are encouraged to build their personal capacity through preparing brief resumes and business cards that they can offer to the professionals.
Thanks to following professionals for helping to make the 2016 Career Café´a success:
Jessica Arsenault and Melanie McCullough, L’Arche; Kelly Marie Redcliffe, Wolfville Farmer’s Market; Andrew Webber, Community Development, Town of Wolfville; Russ Sanchez, Kate Webber, Troy Coldwell, Portal Youth Centre; Ali Shaver, Healthy Built Community Environment Coordinator, NS Public Health; Lindsay Leighton, Shannon MacNeil, Thayne Swindell, Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre; Gabrielle Gallagher, Active Living Coordinator, Halifax Regional Municipality; David Graham, Executive Director, Brigadoon Village; Laura Swaine, Executive Director. Heartwood Community Youth Development; Mike Crowtz, Outdoor Recreation Consultant & Rec. Director, Mountain Lea Lodge
In 2014 we had 11 professionals from various sectors who generously shared their insight and advice for our future grads.
Elysia Brydon,Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre
Jen Flynn,Horizons Program Head, Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre
Victor Ferrell, Team Leader, Owner, O.X. Excursions (Adventure Tourism)
Gareth Evans, Programmer, Brigadoon Village
Sarah Coley, Youth and Environmental Education Programmer, Halifax Regional Adventure Earth Centre
Roxy Peterson, Education and Camp Director, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
Rachel Bedingfield, Director, Kentville Parks and Recreation
Ingrid Blais, Director, & Devon Edmonds, Office Coordinator, L'Arche Homefires, Wolfville
Adrienne McCurdy, Strategic Planner, Social Entrepreneur
Laura Swaine, Director, HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development
Mathew Shurman, Events Planner, Owner, Darwin Events Group