Career exploration and work experience continue to be a major area of focus for the International School Basel Senior School. While ISB has always delivered a strong academic program to its students, there are opportunities to provide an even more holistic learning experience by extending learning beyond the walls of our school. These experiences not only help to build the CVs of our students, but more importantly give them exposure to different career environments and networking opportunities.
In line with our goals, our Senior School team worked in partnership with Roche to create an “Experience Day” opportunity for our students. On 14 February, nearly 100 Grade 9-12 students traveled to the Roche Kaiseraugst facility to learn more about careers in the pharmaceutical industry and network with young professionals. Our students have given us very positive feedback about the experience and we hope to continue our partnership with Roche in the coming years. We are indebted to their team for their hospitality and the significant planning that went into making this event a success.
Watch this space! We have more plans for career exploration activities and hope to be able to partner with other stakeholder companies in the future for the benefit of our students. In a few weeks, we will hold our Career Exploration Evening. Over 30 guest speakers who are experts in their fields will take part in an engaging evening of presentations and discussions with our students.