As the Year 12 class of 2019 focus on future career pathways, planning for the future is extremely important. I often advise students to always have a few career pathway ideas and be willing to have an open mind. To investigate various employment fields and explore all options available to them. Students are encouraged to reflect on the skills school has taught them; such as teamwork, collaboration and developing good quality working relationships with people.
Recent Careers Activities:
Year 12 Exit Interviews – My Future Plans
Year 12 students continue having their My Future Plans exit interviews. Students have been encouraged to always have a Plan A, Plan B and Plan C and to focus on their employability and transferable skills as they venture into the workforce and onto tertiary education.
Global Leadership Entry Program- Macquarie University
Congratulations to the following Y12 students: Julian Trini and Aaron Riley who have successfully been offered an early entry place at Macquarie University under the Global Leadership Entry program. This program looks for students who have made an active and significant contribution to society through social justice and leadership, students who show initiative and commitment to their community.
Year 11 Academy Access Award for Western Sydney University
Students in Y11 have been encouraged recently to consider applying for the Western Sydney University, High Academic Achiever, Academy Access Award. Year 11 students can write a statement outlining why they should be considered for this Award. Applications need to be emailed to Mrs Rimmer. Applications close on 15th November.
Year 10 Careers Sessions
Year 10 students had the opportunity recently to work with guest presenters, as part of the Career Development program. This program focuses on; what employers are looking for in this current time and how to write a cover letter, CV and interview techniques. The main idea of the program is centred around “ways to stand out and how to get an employer to notice you over another person”. The Careers program provided simple skills for our students to take a proactive approach to developing their own skills and how to look for career opportunities.
Sydney University & Nepean Hospital Research Day
Some students from Y10 had the opportunity to attend a day at Nepean Hospital to learn about the latest scientific developments and breakthroughs. The day consisted of lectures from Sydney University research staff and a career talk from a Senior Cardiologist from Nepean Hospital. He discussed his career path to medicine and how he motivated himself during the HSC and at University.
Dates for your Diary:
Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
Y12 students are reminded to make sure they apply for University through the UAC website. Students have five preferences. The early bird charge of $70 ended at midnight on 30th September. The fee has now reverted to the standard processing charge of $200. Spare UAC guides are available for students in the careers office.
University Course Offer Rounds for Year 12’s
The most important offer rounds for Y12 students are December Round 2 (Monday 23 December 2019) and January Round 1 (Friday 10 January 2020).
Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences.
TAFE Applications for 2020 are currently open for current Year 12 students.
Check TAFE website for further information on courses and important dates; or come and see me at the careers office for further assistance.
Mrs D. Rimmer