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Exploring Possible Post-Secondary Careers

Five Alternatives to Take Into Account

Getting through high school can be a crucial period as you start to plan for the future. There are so many profession alternatives available that it might be difficult to decide which to choose. Our goal at CanSTEM Education Private School is to help students find their perfect career path. We’ll include five viable post-secondary career paths in this article, along with suggested courses to make the process easier for you.

1. Business Studies

Whether you want to work for a startup, join an established company, or pursue entrepreneurship, pursuing a career in business opens up a world of professional options. Renowned business schools including Queen’s Smith School of Business, Western University’s Ivey Business School, U of T’s Rotman School of Management, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management are all located in Canada. Consider enrolling in the following Grade 12 courses to help you get ready for admission to these prestigious universities:

  • MHF4U Advanced Functions
  • MCV4U Calculus and Vectors
  • ENG4U English
  • BBB4M International Business Fundamentals
  • BOH4M Business Leadership
  • Electives (e.g., BAT4M Financial Accounting Principles, CIA4U Analyzing Current Economic Issues)

2. Engineering

Engineering is a broad field with several subfields, including systems, aerospace, biomedical, environmental, and systems engineering. Reputable Canadian universities with engineering departments include McMaster, UBC, and the University of Toronto. In order to be eligible for admission, concentrate on finishing the following Grade 12 courses:

3. Health and Life Sciences

A solid background in these fields is crucial for anyone hoping to work in medicine, veterinary science, or microbiology. Crucial Grade 12 courses to take into account are:

4. Computer Science

With today’s technologically advanced world, a degree in computer science leads to a multitude of professional opportunities. Renowned tech centers with top-notch Computer Science programs include Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and Waterloo. Make sure you finish the following Grade 12 courses in order to meet admission requirements:

5. Arts and Social Sciences:

A variety of professional pathways are available to individuals with a humanities bent who choose to pursue Arts and Social Sciences. The majority of programs normally call for five additional Grade 12 U/M courses in addition to Grade 12 University English (ENG4U). To meet your credit requirements, take into consideration the following subjects:

  • Arts (e.g., ADA4M Drama, AVI4M Visual Arts, AWQ4M Photography, HNB4M Fashion)
  • History/Canadian and World Studies/Social Studies/English (e.g., CGR4M Environment Resources Management, CHY4U World History, HHS4U Families in Canada)
  • Electives (e.g., TGJ4M Communications Technology, NDW4M Indigenous Issues)

You have a plethora of possibilities for your post-secondary journey; these five pathways are only a sample. CanSTEM Education Private School is here to support you at every stage, whether you’re thinking about taking one of these routes or looking into alternative options.

If you have any kind of question? CanSTEM Education Guidance Counsellors are available to assist you!