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Advice for graduating students in search of jobs

UPDATE: Top honours at the 49th annual BASEF went to Rachael Smith, a Grade 8 student at Hillfield-Strathallan College whose project "Wii r XBOX surgeons … P/S u can be 2" won the Dofasco Pinnacle Best-in-Fair Award. Cardinal Newman students Andrew Rossignol and Alexandru Stan took home a 2nd place Pinnacle Award for their project on alternative lighting solutions. Third place Best-in-Fair went to Hillfield-Strathallan College’s Romita Sur who was recognized for her research on cancer treatment.

Romita, Andrew Rossignol, Alexandru Stan and Jacob Weaver from Highland Secondary School won all-expense paid trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (IISEF) in Reno, Nevada, May 10-16, 2009, where they will compete against 1500 high school students from 40 countries. Rachael Smith and 15 other students will be heading west to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Winnipeg May 9-17, 2009.

Another 119 students won Merit Awards which recognize the tremendous thought and effort that went into their projects. Each of the gold, silver and bronze medalists received a $500 entrance scholarship toward first year tuition in any full-time program at either Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology or Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Mohawk is proud to host the 49th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) at the Fennell Campus. BASEF is one of the largest and longest running science fairs in Canada. This year, 278 Grade 7-12 students submitted 205 projects. More than $165,000 worth of awards, scholarships and trips to national and international science fairs are on the line. The public's invited to check out the students' big ideas on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Mohawk sponsors awards in Building and Construction Science, Transportation Engineering, Building Science, Chemical and Environmental Engineering Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology, Electrotechnology and Mathematics.