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November 16, 2012

Whether it's accounting, athletic therapy, woodworking, sport management or public relations, it's always better to learn about a career from someone who's currently working in the profession.

On Wednesday, November 21, Camosun's Student and Alumni Employment Services is offering a Living Library event featuring human or "living" books in various employment fields relevant to programs offered at the college's Interurban campus, like business administration, human resource management, construction, sport and recreation, marketing, finance and more.

"A living or human library is an event where students can check out a person as a living book for a conversation. Rather than reading, they can talk with the living book face to face, and learn from their story," says Camosun Employment Services Facilitator Irene Wallace.

Living Libraries first began in Denmark in 2000, with the "Human Library Project." The concept has since spread around the world.

Many of the human books available to talk to students at the event are successful Camosun alumni.

If you are a Camosun College student or alumnus and interested in learning about different careers, curious about successful job paths, or just like to meet people, then register for the Living Library event, November 21, 9 to 11am and 1 to 3pm in the Camosun Interurban campus Library by visiting:  camosun.ca/library

Contact

Irene Wallace
Student and Alumni Employment Services Facilitator
Camosun College
wallacei@camosun.bc.ca

Last updated: November 16, 2012 8:48 am

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