On August 26, 2021, an intimate group of students from Mainstream Bursary program was joined by Carol Henry - Director of HR at Longos and Mike Salisbury - Raymond James Portfolio Manager in Wealth Management for our monthly Fireside Chats. These meetings provide an exclusive opportunity for youth to meet a wide variety of industry leaders, hear about their life and career experiences, and ask them ANYTHING, all in a small group setting.
Students ask incredible questions like:
What is the most common personality or professional trait that you’ve seen make someone successful?
In hindsight, what would you have done differently in your career journey?
What advice would you give to handle an expected and unpredicted problem or situation in the workplace?
How do you position yourself for growth in the workplace?
Carol and Mike both provided incredible advice to the students and future leaders about humility, mastering the basics, agility against adversity, and accountability. The sharing of their personal experiences provided context and motivation for the students in attendance as well as the opportunity to connect with industry leaders they normally wouldn't have direct access to. The panelists were blown away with the level of tenacity and grit demonstrated by the Mainstream Bursary youth and can't wait to see the trajectory of these young professionals.
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