Human Resources

Human Resources

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Take Our Kids to Work Day

Human Resources supports the Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is a national program organized by “The Learning Partnership” where Grade 9 students have the opportunity to job shadow their parent/guardian or sponsor for the day. This program highlights the importance of education, skills development, and training while giving Grade 9 students the opportunity to experience the world of work and the variety of career opportunities available to them.

Take Our Kids to Work Day at the Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences

The University will be offering, for children of Queen’s faculty and staff, a special day filled with fun activities to keep your Grade 9 student engaged. This itinerary will be optional and provided free of charge, with the exception of a minimal cost for lunch. Children also have the option to only participate the job shadowing element of Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Student Benefits

An opportunity for them to explore career options, through:

  • Understanding the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace
  • Thinking about what aspects of their “work day” they liked and what they didn’t
  • Exploring career options in a practical way and gaining a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them
  • By spending a day in the life of a working adult, they develop an appreciation of their parents’ work and motivations

Parent Benefits

Helps them prepare their children for the future by:

  • Discussing work experiences with their child
  • Beginning a career discussion based on actual experiences
  • Enriching their child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit

2020 Event Details

Take Our Kids to Work Day is: Wednesday, November 4th.

Despite the pandemic, Queen’s University is still committed to offering high school students the opportunity to learn about the jobs being done by their parent(s)/guardian(s).  Therefore, this year’s event will be moved to the virtual space.  Students will observe the work their parent/guardian conducts from home, while participating in virtual sessions hosted by the Human Resources – Organizational Development & Learning team. 

Also for this year, we are opening up the event to high school students in any grade, as well as current Queen’s University undergraduate students.  The virtual space allows us to open the event to a wider audience and we invite all students to hear from our guest speakers, speak to various representatives about their careers, and learn from those conducting work in today’s professional environment. 

Time Activity
8:00-10:00am Job Shadowing with your parent(s)/guardian(s)
10:00-10:45am Zoom Presentation: “Career Services and Volunteering 101” from Josh Zettel, Career Counsellor with Career Services – Student Affairs
11:00-11:45am

Morning Career Information Fair: Hear from a variety of professionals speak about their fields of work, then have an opportunity to meet with them 1-on-1 to find out more about their careers.  Representatives will be joining us from:

  • Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Queen’s University Internship Program (QUIP)
  • Queen’s Human Resources
11:45am-1:00pm Job Shadowing and Lunch with your parent(s)/guardian(s)
1:00-1:45pm Zoom Presentation: “Train your Brain” from Dr. Ian Garner, Academic Skills Outreach Coordinator with Student Academic Success Services
1:45pm-3:15pm Job Shadowing parent(s)/guardian(s)
3:15-4:00pm

Afternoon Career Information Fair: Hear from a variety of professionals speak about their fields of work, then have an opportunity to meet with them 1-on-1 to find out more about their careers.  Representatives will be joining us from:

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Queen’s University Internship Program (QUIP)
  • Queen’s Human Resources

Registration

Registration is now open, and closes Monday, November 2nd.

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Help and Support

For general enquiries related to Take Our Kids to Work Day, registration or the campus led virtual itinerary, please email hrodl@queensu.ca.