Sending our chicks out into the world

SMUS-University-Counselling

As University Counsellors, we delight in our students’ successes and excitement about their post-secondary plans, but sometimes it is tinged with a little bit of worry. Have we taught them enough post-secondary life skills? Will they be OK on their new campus? Have we held their hand enough but not too much? Will they be happy in their new environment? Will they let me know how they are getting on?

One way we try to mitigate these niggling thoughts (which we know many parents also experience) is to host the Post-Secondary Transition event, this year held on Tuesday, May 27. It is an opportunity for students, parents, and University Counselling to come together with professionals from the post-secondary world, as well as alumni and parents of alumni to talk about what experiences students and families commonly encounter in this next stage of their educational journey.

Once again, my colleague Greg Marchand has organized a great line up of people and topics for this event. If you are a grade 12 student or parent, we warmly encourage you to come and take part in this interactive evening, beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 27, in the Copeland Lecture Theatre. Please RSVP at this link so that we can prepare the right number of tables and order enough food. We look forward to the conversations!

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