Career guidance

The Sydney CBD Schools Careers Convention will be held on Monday 3 June, 2019 from 3.00pm to 7.00pm in the Palladium building for boys in Forms IV, V and VI and their parents. It will be held jointly with other schools from the CBD. The Convention will have three facets. In the School gymnasium from 3.00pm, the major universities will be present along with a number of private tertiary education providers. In the Palladium Theatre and JVH from 4.30pm there will be a series of talks from faculty representatives and from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, in the Palladium classrooms, advisers from many career and university areas will be available for consultation. If you can assist with this consulting, in your own career area, then please contact me by email as detailed below.

Career testing is offered to all boys in Form IV, usually later in Term 1. This is an opportunity for Form IV boys to undertake Career Voyage, a careers guidance program. The program uses a boy’s interests and preferences to make twenty job suggestions. Career Voyage can also be useful in preparation for the Career’s Convention and in guiding subject choice for Form V.

Boys who are interested in applying for tertiary education scholarships should be aware that attributes are sought that often go well beyond academic performance. These may include creativity, leadership, self-motivation and communication skills. It is therefore important that boys in Forms V and VI continue with their extra-curricular activities.

The Tuckwell Scholarship at the ANU is a sort-after scholarship that it is worth at least $21,700 a year. Applications open on 4 March, 2019 and information is available at tuckwell.anu.edu.au

Work Experience is undertaken in the school holidays, usually when a boy is in Form IV. Boys make their own contacts and arrangements, although Mr Whild may be able to assist. As there are both insurance and child protection requirements for a work experience placement, any arrangement must be first discussed with Mr Whild and the necessary forms will then be made available.

Course and Careers advice for local universities and overseas admission is available from the careers master, Mr Whild in SB10 or by email at pjw@sydgram.nsw.edu.au University and course information is also available in the School Library, on Schoology and here via links to the universities.

Mr P.J. Whild


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