Volume 30 Issue 35 19 Nov 2021 15 Kislev 5782


Claire Pech – Careers Advisor

This week I am showcasing a snapshot of information, events, and dates that are around in the world of careers for next week and beyond. Hopefully there is something in this list for everyone.


Interested in STEM but not knowing which area to pursuit? This is a great quiz that I often use with students, to ascertain which area within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths students should focus on.

Double degrees

Why choose a double degree? Anyone who chats to me knows that I am a big proponent of double degrees as they double your skills, knowledge and employability level for less than double the time and workload. There is also a misconception that a double degree must mean you are doing double the ‘quantity’ of studying. The study level is identical to single study degrees – the difference is you study for one extra year, but your rate of study is the same. Click here for more information.


Fee-free apprenticeships at TAFE – this is a great new initiative in response to the shortage of labour for apprenticeships out there. See this link for more details so you have no out-of-pocket expenses.


As cyber-cecurity is on the rise with a shortage in workforce supply, this link showcases four very different cyber security workers and shows their variance in backgrounds in this growing industry. Click here for more information.

UAC – University Admissions Centre

Introducing Let’s Chat, a series of short videos about applying to uni through UAC – from the application basics to the ins and outs of early offers, changing course preferences and what students can do if they’ve been disadvantaged during their final years of school. Watch and subscribe on YouTube.

UAC welcomes the Year 12 Class of 2022!

The UAC Community Engagement Team welcomes the new Year 12 class of 2022! Click on this link for a warm welcome from the UAC community.

UAC – Message to the Year 13s

Exams are finally here! While it’s exciting to be on the home stretch, for many Year 12s (Year 13s) the pressures of revision, ATARs and exam day can be overwhelming.

Putting in place some simple routines and taking time out, plus shaking things up every now and then, can help you stay focused and motivated until the end. Click here for some motivational tips.

UAC Live | Parent and Carer Update and Q&A: Facebook

Thursday 25 November 2021, 5.00 pm

Kim Paino, UAC General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, will provide an update on UAC applications for 2022 study. Head to the comments section to ask a question. Find out more here.

UTS 2022 Undergraduate guide

View Australia’s Number 1 Young University of the Year, and Number 11 in the world under 50 years old.

UTS is famous for their hands-on, practice-based learning experiences with industry experience being key. To browse the courses and choices click here.

SAE – Creative Futures – online

Sunday 12 December 2021, 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Online

Jump onto the SAE virtual platform to explore interests and passions for a career in Creative Media. Creative Futures Online will give you an opportunity to hear from lecturers and industry experts, as well as learn all about scholarships and launchpad programs. Find out more here.

EA Software Engineering Virtual Experience program

In this Virtual Experience program, students will experience what life as a Software Engineer at EA would be like. EA Software wants students to feel empowered from the beginning, with key insights into what lies ahead in their career at EA. Students will utilise skills like critical thinking and problem solving while working with languages like Python and C++ to re-create and implement a new game along with so much more. Learn more here.

Future Females in Finance (F3) school work experience

For students in Years 10-12, F3 can arrange work experience in financial services for a few days during the holidays through to a week as required for your Year 10 work experience placement. This is arranged with F3, so please come and chat to me if you are interested in this opportunity during the holidays. Learn more.

Is your resume summer ready?

These blogs “It’s all about the resume” and “Create your resume” have a few tips and ideas about getting your resume ready for summer holiday work. And you can head over to the Super Simple Resume Builder to get your CV whipped up in no time.

Careers appointments

For any student or parent appointments please book yourself in on my online calendar here especially as the end of term is approaching. I would encourage anyone in the new Year 12 group to book in to put some (tentative) plans in place before the holiday period, and even more so if you have feel you have “no idea” what to do when you leave school.