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Do you want to 'make a difference?' our careers fair offers inspiration

On the evening of Tuesday 14 March, Sheffield Girls’ held a ‘Make a Difference’ Careers Fair and were delighted with the number of students and parents from Year 8 to Year 13 who seized the opportunity to attend this unique event.

We were excited to welcome representatives from the charity sector (including a national campaigner and film maker); the Nexus prison education service; counselling; youth work; careers advice; life coaching; dentistry; teaching English abroad; the Sheffield Creative Guild; a Life Coach and professional CV Writer; a professional speaker and empowerment coach; early years education specialists and successful entrepreneurs.

We were also delighted by the dynamic displays provided by staff and students from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Loughborough University who were able to inform students about a wide range of courses at the forefront of innovation including Bioengineering; Systems Engineering and Robotics; Environmental Science; Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture; health related professions and Sports Science/Psychology.

All the attending delegates were keen to talk about the educational choices they made, how their careers have developed over time and the skills and personal qualities that have allowed them to be flexible in a competitive job market.

Mrs Hall, Head of Careers, says ‘From speaking to parents, students and staff as they were leaving, they had clearly found their conversations with the visiting professionals and universities to be highly informative and thought provoking. In turn, the delegates were impressed by the quality of the questions asked by our students and with their enthusiasm and motivation. My hope is that this event will have encouraged some of our students to consider careers/courses that might not have occurred to them before and also to understand that life is very often about taking opportunities as they arise and making the most of where they lead.’

Are you looking to join a school that priorities supporting students as they consider their future careers? Check out Sheffield Girls' by exploring our website or coming on an open day.

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