Recently we had some ex students drop by at school and share all their wonderful adventures, experiences and stories with us in the college counselling office and the OIS high school students. OIS Alumni are achieving great things all over the world and rising to new heights!
It was fascinating to see all the grade 12s listening intently with all ears and wide eyes about all the information that the alumni was sharing with them.
They had so many questions and seemed more reassured knowing that these students who were in their shoes just some time ago, now are out and about in different parts of the world, making individual and different paths of their own now.
From spending intense winters in Illinois, to going to London and eating fish and chips, to being in LA and learning how to deal with the traffic and learning to drive on the other side of the road, to taking part in Silicon Valley 'Hackathons' during late nights at university to interning with their college professors - our students seem to be so driven, motivated and yet remain grounded.
Recently we had an alum from the Class of 2013 stop by - he has completed his undergrad - Chemical Engineering at Penn State and now awaits his next step for a Masters and PhD at MIT in Massachusetts ! Wow! Who knew our high schoolers have now gone beyond college to Grad school !
To make us even more proud - two more alumni currently have full time jobs in New York City working in the fantastic offices of Bloomberg and JP Morgan.
So parents - each of your children have potential, each of your children are part of their amazing individual journey which they are going through with OIS. So sit back and enjoy the ride towards your child's amazing and bright future and be proud of the amazing adults they are growing into!
Career and College Counsellor