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Maja Bogoevski, Louise PillonMaja Bogoevski joined family friend Louise Pillon for Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Day of activities introduce high schoolers to university experience

Although she has just started at the Walkerville Centre for Creative Arts, Maja Bogoevski is already looking forward to post-secondary studies. The grade nine student toured the campus Wednesday as one of dozens of local high schoolers participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day.

“I thought it would be good to explore all the different areas at the university,” said Bogoevski, invited by a family friend, English as a second language instructor Louise Pillon. “I have never been on campus before, so it is helpful just to walk around the grounds, seeing where everything is.”

The day’s program included hands-on experiences in nursing, law, biotechnology, business, engineering and kinesiology, as well as a job-shadowing component.

Pillon said she was glad to bring along a friend for the day.

“I don’t have a child in grade nine right now, but when I saw the program, Maja seemed really suitable,” she said.