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"Dear Parents:
Here's What We Want
You to Know About
Careers Today"
By Edna Batengas, Katerina Cookson, Sarah Kwan and Jessica Wall

W

hen we enter university, our parents begin to tell
us what they think, what they know, and what
they want to see from us in terms of career.
Choosing "my" career sometimes feels more like
choosing "our" career. We all have strategies for handling this
pressure. Some of us buy time by coming up with a satisfactory
answer for the "What are you going to do with your degree?"
question; others simply choose the (career) path of least
resistance by following our family expectations.
No matter how we choose to field this pressure, we know deep
down that our parents want the best for us. They have wisdom
we don't, and they can see from a vantage point that we haven't
reached yet. But speak to students across all disciplines, and
one thing becomes clear: getting a career isn't how it used to be.
Getting a stable one that pays enough to live comfortably? Hard.
Getting a stable one that you love? Even harder.
Sometimes, we wish our parents would realize how much the
idea of the "traditional" career path has evolved. Below, three
students talk about how they've been unravelling their own
career paths, and what they want their parents to know about
careers today.
Above everything, we're grateful that our parents care, and for
all they've done up this point to pave the road for us. Some of
us will ultimately choose to follow those roads, and some of us
won't - but we'll all end up where we need to be.
So, parents, give us room to try, struggle, and even fail. At
some point along the way, we'll need your help and advice. But
maybe this time we can learn from each other.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018

5 Myths about a Career in the Insurance Industry
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Unique Partnership Creates Pathway for Indigenous Students to Pursue Careers as Leaders in Financial Management
It All Adds Up for Canadian Students
“Dear Parents: Here’s What We Want You to Know About Careers Today”
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - intro
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - cover1
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - cover2
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 3
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 4
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 5
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 5 Myths about a Career in the Insurance Industry
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 7
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 8
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 9
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - Getting Your Foot in the Door
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 11
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - Unique Partnership Creates Pathway for Indigenous Students to Pursue Careers as Leaders in Financial Management
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 13
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - It All Adds Up for Canadian Students
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 15
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 16
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 17
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - “Dear Parents: Here’s What We Want You to Know About Careers Today”
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CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 20
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 21
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - 22
CAREER OPTIONS CARRIÈRES - Post Secondary, Pour les étudiants cégeps, collège et universités Spring 2018 - cover3
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