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ST SPYRIDON COLLEGE

CAREERS NEWS NEWSLETTER VOLUME XXXV No 20 CRN 12 th 9 February, 2018

Welcome back to another exciting school year! The HSC students of 2017 received some excellent results. We are currently following up the destinations of these students and most have received offers to university. There are still two offer rounds for university places during February, so preferences can still be changed to secure an offer. Also, several students have already started apprenticeships in areas such as carpentry, automotive mechanics. Congratulations to all the students and we wish them well in their future endeavours. If any ex-students would like help in finding post-school courses or work , or with any other related matter, please contact me via email: ghakos@stspyridon.nsw.edu.au or through the school phone number. Are you looking to pursue a career in Retail Merchandising and Automotive Industry? Vantage Automotive are currently looking for candidates to join their dealerships in Parramatta NSW, Zetland NSW and Wollongong NSW, as a Parts Interpreter Apprentice. To apply for one of these positions as an Automotive Sales Apprentice, follow the link below and fill out the online application form. http://www.vantageautomotive.com/apprenticeship-application ADF Work Experience The Defence Work Experience Program provides young Australians interested in Defence as a future career, the opportunity to sample life in Defence and learn more about the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Australian Public Service (APS). There are many different opportunities, so check out the work experience placements that are on offer. Contact: Defence.WorkExperienceProgram@defence.gov.au Find out more http://www.defence.gov.au/workexperience/

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CSIRO Work Experience CSIRO offer high school science students the chance to gain first-hand experience of their core research in a scientific environment. Official applications for 2018 will open in March and successful participants will be notified by the end of May. Find out more https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/Student-and-graduateopportunities/Work-experience National Youth Science Forum Year 12 Program The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 12-day residential program designed to give students beginning Year 12 a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields. The next one is in January 2019, and there are scholarships available. Start thinking about your application and find out more here https://www.nysf.edu.au/programs/year-12-program/ SOME USEFUL ARTICLES AND WEBSITES Myfuture website The school has also subscribed to the Myfuture website . Students can sign up using the school email address, for career activities and a wealth of information. https://www.myfuture.edu.au/ My Big Tomorrow My Big Tomorrow is a careers website that helps you find your dream career, learn about what people in different jobs actually do all day, and see which courses you can do to get to where you want to go. Check it out here – http://www.mybigtomorrow.com.au/ Jobjump Website This is a very useful and informative website for students wishing to find out about careers and courses. Students in years 11 and 12 should have already registered on this site. https://www.jobjump.com.au/ Plumbing Careers This site has information about how to start a career in plumbing, including apprenticeship opportunities. Check it out – https://www.plumbingcareer.com.au/ What is being a forensic scientist like? It sounds like the coolest job in the world – find out what it actually involves from a forensic scientist over at Careers with STEM. Read the article – https://careerswithstem.com/mythbusting-jobs-forensic-scientist/

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Rediscovering your love of learning This article argues that you shouldn’t obsess about marks and instead should focus on the process. Read more to think about whether this will work for you http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/stop-obsessing-about-getting-good-grades/

Breaking bad study habits Start the new school year off right with these great tips for staying focused while studying. Check them out – http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/breaking-bad-study-habits-16effective-habits-for-success/ Donate Blood (it’ll make you look and feel good) Yes – you can note that you’re a regular blood donor on your resume. As well as saving three lives per donation, it shows commitment to community, an understanding of the needs of others, and the ability to sacrifice personal comfort without an obvious reward. Find your local donor centre here - https://www.donateblood.com.au/donate Surviving Year 12 This article from Youth Central has some great tips on surviving and succeeding in Year 12. Start your year off right by thinking about how you’re going to balance your year. Read the tips – http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/studying-training/secondary-study/6- tips-forsurviving-vce Job Outlook Website Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career. Visit the website - http://joboutlook.gov.au/ Ms G. Hakos Careers Adviser

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Careers newsletter 1 2018  
Careers newsletter 1 2018  
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