Career Forum & Internships

Career Forum

ZIS Career Forum EmblemThe Career Forum is held annually in December and provides our Upper School Grade 10 students with information about career paths across a variety of fields and functions.

Panelists, who are experienced and senior practitioners from a wide range of industries, give our students an insight into their work, the skills and qualifications they need, and what career paths they can pursue.

Students meet and talk with panelists - parents, alumni and others with a connection to our school - in small groups, enabling an open discussion about different careers. Questions center on the different educational and career paths that led the panelists to their current position.

The Career Forum aims to:

  • develop an awareness of career fields and the pathways within each
  • identify the interests and strengths that might draw a person to particular career field or careers
  • identify the skills and abilities required in a particular field or pathway
  • give students the opportunity to learn what people do in their jobs on a day-to-day basis
  • illustrate that career paths seldom develop in a linear fashion.

Internships

The Internship Program offers Grade 11 students the opportunity to experience the world of work for two to six weeks during the summer vacation.

A wide range of large and small companies, hospitals and other organizations offer our students these experiences through the program, which includes workshops where students learn how to write a resume/CV, create a meaningful ‘letter of motivation’ and prepare for interviews with organizations.

These opportunities provide real-life experiences which help students understand the world of work and what life post-ZIS might look like.

In addition these unpaid 'real life' opportunities support students when applying to university.