Seminars

 

 

Caroline’s seminars for students provide them with a framework for making a smooth transition from education to a career. She explains the difference between specialist knowledge and transferable skills, the importance of making strategic elective choices, and the strong motivation for acquiring relevant work experience before they graduate. She inspires students to take a proactive approach to decisions that can have a huge impact on their academic and career options going forward.

Her seminars for teachers focus on the ways in which educators, working within the context of their curricula, can model effective career strategies and encourage a growth mindset in their students.

A selection of the seminars that Caroline has given, and where, appears below. Please contact Caroline to request a seminar from this list, or one that is tailored to address a particular concern or interest within your group.

 

For Students

  • Strategies for Career Success: Lessons from Women in STEM
             St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton, February 2017
  • Strategies for Academic and Career Success                                                    Upper Canada College, Toronto, March 2016, April 2015
  • STEM Careers: Building Value Through Differentiation
    Science Expo Workshop, Toronto, March 2014
    Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, March 2014
    Upper Canada College, Toronto, November 2013
  •   The STEM Bump
    Upper Canada College, Toronto, February 2016, 2015 and 2014
  •   A Successful Transition to University
    Delta Secondary School, Hamilton, May 2013
  •   A Strategic Approach to Your STEM Degree
    Durham School Board, May 2012
  •   Enhancing Your Undergraduate Degree
    Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
    Department of Physics & Astronomy,
    McMaster University,
    Annually 2006-2012
  •   Understanding the Admission Process
           and First Year University in STEM
    as part of Physical Sciences@Mac Activities for High School Students,
    Departments of Chemistry & Chemical Biology and Physics & Astronomy,
    McMaster University, Semi-Annually, 2006-2012

 

For Teachers

  • Best Practices For Supporting and Promoting Women in STEM      Cannexus Conference for Career Development, Ottawa, January 2017    
  • Career Development in a Physics Context (with Dr. Ian Burgess)
    Ontario Association of Physics Teachers Conference,
    University of Toronto, April 2014.
    Highlighted in the OAPT Summer 2014 Newsletter at www.oapt.ca/newsletter/2014_07.pdf.
  •   Why Take Physics?
    Ontario Association of Physics Teachers Conference,
    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, May 2012
  •   Transition Issues: A Dialogue with
           Grade 12 Mathematics Teachers
    Department of Mathematics & Statistics, McMaster University,
    Annually, 2005-2012.