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ST SPYRIDON COLLEGE

CAREERS NEWS NEWSLETTER VOLUME XXXV No 22 CRN 14 th 9 March, 2018

YEAR 10 CAREERS TEST A reminder to parents of Year 10 students about the online Morrisby Careers Test which we are offering again this year. Here is an excerpt from the letter which was sent home with the students last week: The test will be held at school on Thursday 22nd March, 2018 from 2.00pm until approximately 4.00pm. The cost for the test is $50 per student. If you are interested in having your child do this test, please complete the reply slip below and pay $50 by cash or cheque to the front office by 16th March, 2018. Of course, if you have any queries, I can be contacted through the school phone number 93113340 or by email ghakos@stspyridon.nsw.edu.au, Tuesdays to Fridays” UTS EVENTS Discovery Days @ UTS Learn about midwifery and nursing and take part in hands-on workshops. Midwifery – 24 April Nursing – 14 June and 18 July UTS Law Information Evening Tuesday 19 June 2018 Discover why studying at UTS will give you an edge. This event is open to Year 11 and 12 students, and their parents. Find out more and register at: https://www.uts.edu.au/futurestudents/undergraduate/essential-information/events-and-info-sessions Notre Dame Personal Course Advice Sessions At a Course Advice Session you can discuss the course options available to you, that align with your interests, strengths and aspirations. The course advisors can also talk 1


to you about the admissions requirements for specific courses, the Notre Dame application process, key dates for your application, and much more. You can also take a campus tour at the end of your course advice session. Most weekdays are available between now and the end of May. Book your session - http://www.nd.edu.au/events/2017/course-advice-sydney Notre Dame - Getting to Know Nursing Tuesday 22 May, 6pm 160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst Get to know what it’s really like at Notre Dame’s Getting to Know Nursing event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet academic staff and hear from the guest speaker who will provide information on a current innovative nursing topic. Places are limited. Contact 02 8204 4404 or sydney@nd.edu.au for further information. Register to attend here - http://www.nd.edu.au/events/?a=144028 Notre Dame University - Early Offer and Parent Information Session Save the date - 26 June, 4.00pm to 5.30pm or 6.00pm to 7.30pm Broadway campus, 140 Broadway Chippendale ACU PARENT INFORMATION SESSION Australian Catholic University is hosting a Parent Information Session on Thursday, 22 March at their ACU Strathfield Campus. Check-in for this free event will begin at 6.30pm, with the session running from 7pm – 8.30pm. Free parking is available on the campus located at 25A Barker Rd, Strathfield. Representatives from UAC and ACU, along with current and former students, will be on hand to cover a range of topics such as:      

How the ATAR is calculated Subject Selection: How to select the right subjects The role of UAC Adjustment Factors and Early Entry options Pathways to University How to manage the different offer rounds

The ACU Parent Information Evening is open to parents, students and high school staff. Register now to secure your seat at http://events.acu.edu.au/d/7tqyns/4W Science at USYD Forums – Karl, The Universe and Everything Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki 9 May. 5.45pm to 7.00pm York Theatre, Seymour Centre, University of Sydney Register soon at: http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/whats-on/forum/ Notre Dame University - Careers in Law Save the date - 12 July. 10.00am to 2.00pm 104 Broadway, Chippendale 2


Australian National University (ANU) Canberra Midyear Advisory Session You will have access to representatives from academic Colleges who will answer all your questions at a session held in Sydney. Sydney – Tuesday 24 July 4pm-7pm Find out more - http://www.anu.edu.au/study/events SYDNEY UNI ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM The Year 10 Work Experience program at Sydney University in 2018 is hosted by the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. This program provides unique opportunities for high school Year 10 students to experience how fundamental concepts of physics, chemistry and mathematics are utilized to create innovative engineering solutions for some of the current technological problems. The interactive nature of the outreach programs gives students a chance to explore their passion towards a particular area while joining research groups and engaging with some excellent chemical engineering students/mentors. They can gain insights into various chemical industries and possible careers in chemical engineering whilst undertaking research in areas that concern industry partners. In 2018, the program is offered in two rounds: Term 2: 14 - 18 May; Term 3: 30 July 3 August. Students who are interested should see Ms Hakos as soon as possible. The application deadline is 9am Monday 19 March 2018. US COLLEGE SPORTS INFORMATION SESSION The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is holding an Information Session on U.S. College Sports. The session will cover information on core course requirements, amateurism and how to navigate the application process. Please see the details below: Thursday March 15th Meriden School, Strathfield 6:00pm – 7:30pm Further information and registration: https://ncaameriden.eventbrite.com.au US SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE US College Sport Scholarship Seminars This is your chance to hear from former student-athletes about how to get a US College Sport Scholarship. Find out how to navigate the recruiting process, the benefits of being a student-athlete and how to make your application stand out from the crowd. Open to students in years 9-12. Use the code 'MHS' to get free tickets. March 12 - Inner West US Sport Scholarship Seminar March 14 - North Sydney US Sport Scholarship Seminar

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BASAIR PILOT CAREERS INFO SEMINAR Learn about a career as a Commercial Pilot at one of the free information seminars. DATES: 26 Mar, 26 Apr, 31 May, 26 Jun. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Find out more - http://www.basair.com.au/Events DEFENCE FORCES INFORMATION SESSIONS Parramatta Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Information Session Date: 12 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre See: http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/5C1BPL Parramatta Engineering Careers Information Session Date: 13 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre See: http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/22TK51 Parramatta Pilot & Aviation Careers Information Session Date: 14 March | Time: 6:30 Pm, Parramatta Defence Force Recruiting Centre See: http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/FST7BA POLICE RECRUITMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS Interested students should attend an information session to find out more about being a NSW Police Officer and the recruitment process. Sessions are generally run at Police Headquarters, Parramatta. Recruitment Information Session - Parramatta (Registrations open soon) Saturday 21 April 2018 TIme: 9.00am - 12.00pm Register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nsw-police-recruitmentinformation-session-tickets-43578448312

Recruitment Information Session - Parramatta Saturday 16 June 2018 Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm

CREATIVE CAREERS/COURSES AIT After School 2D Animation Workshops This after-school workshop gives students the opportunity to experience all of the steps involved in creating a polished full-colour 2D animation. In the final workshop, outlining and colouring will be the main focus and the final exported animation will be sent to each participant. These workshops will run every Tuesday for five weeks beginning on May 1st 2018 in Ultimo. Find out more and book now - http://www.ait.edu.au/events/after-school-holidayworkshops-2d-animation

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AIT After-School Special Effects in Film Workshops This workshop provides students with an introduction to desktop Special Effects compositing and motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. These workshops will run every Thursday for five weeks beginning on May 3rd 2018 in Ultimo. Find out more and book now - http://www.ait.edu.au/events/after-school-holidayworkshops-special-effects-in-film JMC Academy VR Workshop You can learn all about the future of VR as a technology and creative industry, how VR brings together multiple creative disciplines, and how to prepare film and animations for VR - an overview, tips, industry standards and pitfalls to look out for with VR creation. Tuesday 27 March, 4.30pm 561 Harris St, Ultimo Get tickets - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/virtual-reality-workshop-sydneytickets-42653131665

SAE Info Nights & Open Days Find your true calling at Australia’s leading creative media institute. Info Night | Sydney Campus | April 19 2018 Sydney Campus Open Day | August 5 2018 Find all these events, and learn more about SAE here - https://sae.edu.au/news-andevents/events/ Academy of Film, Theatre & Television Open Day You’ll be able to soak up the culture, learn about the best way to finance your studies, meet tutors and speak to current students about their experiences. Find out why AFTT is now Australia’s most contemporary fully immersive arts academy. Saturday 12th May 2018, 9.30am to 2.30pm 41 Holt Street, Surry Hills Register now - http://www.aftt.edu.au/events/open-days/register-for-our-next-openday AFTRS Upcoming School Holiday Courses The courses enable students to learn new skills, have fun and make new friends and are taught by industry professionals at AFTRS' state-of-the-art film, TV and radio studios in Sydney. Apr 16 Music for Film & TV: 13-17 Apr 18 AFTER EFFECTS FOR TEENS: 13 - 17 Apr 23 Video Editing with Premiere Pro: 13-17 Apr 26 HSC Video Intensive: 15-17 Apr 26 Blood & Guts Movie Makeup: 9 - 14 Jul 02 The Real Filmmaking Workshop: 13-17 Jul 09 AFTRS Trop Jr Filmmaking: 10-15 Find out more - http://www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/kids-and-teens

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TAFE, VET & Apprenticeships Australian Apprenticeship Pathways: Steps to becoming an apprentice or trainee This page from Australian Apprenticeship Pathways outlines the steps you need to take to start an apprenticeship or traineeship. Read the tips – https://www.aapathways.com.au/about-australian-apprenticeshipstraineeships/steps-to-becoming-an-apprentice-or-trainee Hotel Internships and Traineeships The hotel industry is dedicated to recruiting, training, developing and retaining high quality staff. As such, many hotel groups offer these programs which allow students to immerse themselves in the culture of the hotel as they learn the ropes. There are places with Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, Ovolo, Shangri-La and more See all the opportunities - http://www.hotelcareerexpo.com.au/hotel-entry-programs/ There are also a range of direct-entry positions on offer here http://www.hotelcareerexpo.com.au/participating-hotels/ WPC Group - Apprenticeships & Traineeships WPC Group specialises in Apprenticeships & Traineeships. We discuss apprenticeships and traineeships with students, and can assist with mock interviews, resume writing and preparing students for the workforce. To find out more about how we can assist please contact Nicole Lean on 0418 819 468 or nlean@wpcgroup.org.au Taronga “Meet A Keeper” Days The first two dates for 2018 are already booked out, so get in quick if you want to make it to the last two sessions, for students interested in zookeeping. Friday 26th October Thursday 8th November Find out more - https://taronga.org.au/education/sydney/schoolprograms/excursions/events-for-schools/meet-a-keeper USEFUL WEBSITES NEW ST SPYRIDON COLLEGE CAREERS WEBSITE The new Careers website has been launched! Students in years 10, 11 and 12 can now make appointments to see me through this site. As well, information and sites for many different topics can be accessed through links on the page. Access to the careers website is via the link below. Please bookmark it for future use! https://sites.google.com/stspyridon.nsw.edu.au/careers/home A career in sports psychology Read this profile to find out what sports psychology is and how you could pursue a career in it. See: https://careerswithstem.com/profiles/sport-psychology/ Five reasons to study communications The Good Universities Guide has some information about what it’s like to study communications. Head on over and see if it sounds like something you’d like. https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/education-blogs/career-guidance/fivereasons-why-communications 6


7 paths to computer science careers This article from Careers with STEM tells the stories of a number of different computer scientists and shows how they got to where they are. Check it out – https://careerswithstem.com/7-paths-computer-science-career/ Health professionals talk about why they love their jobs My Health Career has a few great interviews with health professionals about the reasons they love their jobs. Check them out – there are psychologists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, doctors, dentists and nurses. Women in STEM Activity This online activity can be accessed by teachers, parents or students, and is designed to inspire young women to pursue careers in STEM. Students will hear from Women in STEM mentors and find out about careers in STEM industries. More information – https://dayofstem.com.au/wis.html Ms G. Hakos Careers Adviser

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Careers newsletter 3 2018  
Careers newsletter 3 2018  
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