The two day event was attended by hundreds of local students in need of career guidance. On the programme there were events ranging from 3D designing to law. Known specialists of their field would convey their valuable experience within 45 minute lectures to their eager listeners. The presentations took place in large university lecture halls that gave the students a serious impression of what is in the near future. Some presentations were interactive, and encouraged students to interact with each other giving others a full overview of the career in discussion. Live experiments were shown in presentations about scientific professions.
From a personal point of view, the presentation that interested me the most was the Pilot presentation: where two pilots spoke, a commercial pilot and a military pilot. Both men were highly experienced, and were truly passionate about their career. They began by explaining the lifestyle of a pilot and emphasised the adrenaline rush received when taking off. Then, they discussed the requirements necessary to become a pilot. They spoke about the difficulty and expense involved in the process, and explained alternatives such as the SPHAIR that is a selective government funded organisation that trains citizens to be pilots. After the Forum Horizon conference, I had a clear vision towards the career I wanted to pursue as well as the careers I did not want to be involved in. I was able to realise what interests me, and what doesn't. I would definitely recommend participating in the conference to any students who are uncertain about their professional future.
Kimon, Grade 11