Volume 24 Issue 25 19 Aug 2016 15 Av 5776

From the Careers Advisor

Claire Pech

From the Careers Advisor

I have been discussing Open Days in recent articles. This weekend the Open Day season officially kicks off and the Year 12s are back with renewed energy after their Trial Examinations.

Macquarie University have their Open Day this weekend and even if you are only considering Macquarie as a back-up at this stage, it is still well worth you going out for a visit (and no it does not take hours to get to). You will be pleased to have made the trip. Macquarie is a vibrant campus with lots going on in a green and lovely space to explore what is on offer.


This is just a snapshot of the lectures that are being held between 10am and 11am, so there is huge variety of choice and Open Days are now organised very strategically. Students can use a day planner to register for events and their scholarship webpage can be found at students.mq.edu.au/opportunities/scholarships_and_prizes.jsp

The University of Sydney: Sydney Scholars’ Awards

The Sydney Scholars’ Awards offer Year 12 students between $6,000 to $10,000 in value, for up to five years of study.  As part of the selection criteria, applicants are required to achieve an ATAR of 95 and above, or 90 and above if they are applying to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  Applications close 30 September.


UNSW Actuarial Studies Information Evening

This will be held on 14 September 2016, 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the UNSW Business School Building, Level 6, West Wing. This is for current Year 12 students and their parents to find out more about actuarial studies. The night will also include information about dual degree options and the co-op scholarship program.


Taste of Electrical Engineering 2016 – Years 10 and 11

This will be held from 26 – 28 September 2016 at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW Kensington. The workshops are for students in Years 10 and 11, with an interest in Mathematics, Science and problem solving. The cost is $125 and applications close on 31 August.


Musical Theatre, Drama and parental fears

Parents and students are always asking me about job security when thinking about a career in Drama. This is an important topic especially as most parents do not want their child to enter into this profession due to job uncertainty. This page, based on an acting school in Canberra, answers those issues very eloquently www.cada.net.au/info-for-parents.html

Claire Pech – Careers Advisor