Post-Secondary Guidance and Career Education
We emphasize a healthy approach to post-secondary planning.
- Grade 8 & 9 – Focus on Self Discovery
- Grade 10 – Explore
- Grade 11 – Refine
- Grade 12 – Further Refine and Action
Our students are prepared for and admitted to, a wide range of post-secondary academic programs including Liberal Arts, Visual and Fine Arts, Health and Physical Sciences, Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences in Canada and the United States. They are also assisted in the process of gaining admission to direct entry programs for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law in the United Kingdom.
Our extensive resource centre features:
- University and College Viewbooks
- Application preparation workshops
- Writing personal statements
- Video submission coaching
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Test preparation materials (SAT, ACT)
- Career and industry information, internship and volunteer job postings
- Information sessions hosted by admissions representatives
- University and College Fairs (Canadian University Fair hosted by Southridge)
- Coffee mornings for parents
- Scholarship listings
- Career Day (a full day of speakers/presenters from a variety of professions)
- GAP year information
- Individual and family counselling appointments
The success of our Post-secondary Guidance & Career Education Program is evident in our results. All of our graduates receive offers of admission to 4-year (bachelor’s degree) programs at universities across Canada, the United States and internationally in countries such as United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Each year our graduates are recipients of university and college major entrance scholarships as well as finalists for national scholarships such as the Loran Award and the TD Scholarships for Community Leadership.
Ms. Yvette Livingston, BA CCDP
Post-Secondary Guidance & Career Education Director
With over 20 years of experience in career and education guidance, Ms. Livingston brings a wealth of knowledge in supporting students in their journey to discern a plan for life after high school. She has worked in university and college program admissions as well as career and cooperative education services. She has also worked with youth and young adults in federal and provincial government employment assistance services. As a Certified Career Development Practitioner, her practice ensures that students approach this important life transition with confidence and well-defined realistic goals.
Mr. James Smith
Post-Secondary Guidance & Career Education Counsellor
Mr. Smith comes to Southridge after six years at Simon Fraser University supporting prospective and enrolled students in post-secondary transition and academic success. A lifelong learner, he has studied at SFU, Queen’s University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.