The 2018 Careers Convention
This year, the Careers Convention will be at the School on Monday 4th June. There are three parts to the Convention, held in conjunction with St Andrew’s Cathedral School, the International Grammar School and SCEGGS.
1) The Courses and Careers Exhibition: The exhibition will be held in the School Gymnasium from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. The major universities will be exhibitors, with a number of private tertiary education providers also represented.
2) Courses and Careers Talks: There will be as series of talks by the universities and other providers of tertiary education in the Palladium and the John Vallance Hall from 4.30pm.
3) Careers Advising: This will take place in Palladium Building classrooms from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. It will be an opportunity for boys in Forms IV, V and VI and their parents, to meet informally with advisers from many career and university areas.
Advisers Needed: Parents, if you can assist as an adviser at the Careers Convention, either in your professional and work area or your academic interests, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
University Information Evenings: USYD and UNSW
Both the UNSW and USYD hold information evenings for various courses. The UNSW Medicine Infor Evening is at https://year12medicineinformationevening.eventbrite.com.au and there will be Form IV (Year 10) evenings that provide information on university courses and admission procedures. Information at www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au for all the UNSW information events. USYD hold their Year 10 Information Evenings later in the term; go to www.sydney.edu.au/yr10-info-evening Detail of all USYD information sessions is at www.sydney.edu.au/study/admissions/events-for-future-students.html
USA College and UK Admissions
Dr Vines and Mr Whild are advising on US college admission for 2019. The Education USA website is an excellent source of information at https://educationusa.state.gov/your-5-steps-us-study Mr Whild gives advice on UK admissions www.ucas.com
Business Cadetships at UBS
These cadetships combine university study with paid work at UBS. Applications are now open for boys in Form VI at www.businesscadetships.com.au The website also has information about engineering and technology cadetships.
Work Experience in Form IV
The School does not offer a work experience program in school time. Those boys who can arrange their own work placement in the school holidays should see Mr Whild in SB10 for the necessary paper work, including insurance cover.
Careers on Schoology
The careers page on Schoology, that boys in Forms IV, V and VI can access, has all the latest course and career information.
Form IV will be offered career testing with Career Voyage this term. Sessions are after school and Form IV boys can sign-up outside the careers office, SB10.
Mr P.J. Whild