Careers

Careers

LN Careers Events

In the Careers Office, we cannot believe how fast Term 1 has flown by and we are looking forward to lots of exciting activities planned for Term 2.

Activities already scheduled include:

  • Bond University – Lunchtime presentation – 29 March
  • University of Newcastle – Lunchtime presentation – 20 April
  • LN Careers Week (26-30 April) – this will include a Medicine information session, Family Career discussion, LN Staff Careers Panel and many more exciting activities.
  • University Admissions Centre (Year 12) – FACEtime – 3 May
  • UTS Co-op Program – Lunchtime presentation – 10 May

We are also looking forward to holding our first Year 11 Career Exploration morning, with more information to come for Year 11 parents and students.


Study Work Grow Early Entry Handbook 2022

The new university Early Entry 2022 Handbook has been released through Study Work Grow. In the guide, early entry is explained, options are given, the breakdown of early offers and much more.


2021 Rural Health Careers Forum 13 May

Registrations are now open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students (and a parent/carer) for the Rural Health Careers Forum. This expo will be held in the Senior School Centre (Kate Mason Building) at Pymble Ladies’ College. Parking will be through Gate 3 at Centenary Car Park (Map). Please note that Pymble Ladies’ College have to be strict on accommodating the amount of guests onsite. Please RSVP as quickly as you can.

The forum will encompass a wide range of health careers including medicine, nursing and midwifery, Aboriginal Health and allied health (including physiotherapy, dietitian, speech pathology, pharmacy, occupational therapy and exercise physiology).

The forum to be held at Pymble Ladies’ College at 5pm on Thursday 13 May will provide students the opportunity to:

  • Speak one-on-one with health students, recent graduates and health professionals about their journeys;
  • Participate in hands-on activities run by health students to give an insight into a day in the life of a health professional;
  • Attend an information session with an interactive Q&A session; and
  • Talk to universities and rural workforce agencies about study and career opportunities.

To register, please click here


Free Webinar, Video and panel access for students and parents

Schindler Lifts – Women in Construction Panel

Schindler Lifts Australia brings together a panel of Schindler female employees to share their experience within the construction industry. Led by women in various roles, the panel will discuss why they pursued careers in the industry, and the successes and challenges they have experienced along the way. The panellists will also share recommendations that they have for any woman considering pursuing a career in the construction industry or applying for a trade qualification.

Monday 19 April, 2021

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEST

Learn more about careers with Schindler HERE

Register for the online panel HERE

Skills and Thrills Digital Parent Showcase

TheSkills and Thrills Digital Parents Showcase is a 30-minute video available (FREE) to all parents, but of most benefit to parents of high school aged students.

Available until 31 May 2021

Access the video HERE.

The video covers industry trends for the next 5-15 years, post-COVID impacts, apprenticeships and traineeships, opportunities in Vocational Education and Training and how to support your child in making informed career choices.

SkillsOne will additionally be hosting a video panel discussion with industry representatives and ambassadors on Tuesday 11th May (evening). Parents can pre-submit questions to be addressed on the evening via info@skillsone.com.au.


Interesting News 

Emerging in-demand roles and skills in Australia – The Future of Jobs Report 2020

AI and Machine Learning Specialists, Data Analysts and Scientists and Information Security Analysts are some of the most in-demand roles that are emerging in Australia according to the World Economic Forum – The Future of Jobs Report 2020.

Top emerging skills that have been identified as being in high demand within organisations include analytical thinking and innovation, active learning and learning strategies and critical thinking and analysis.


COVID Recession vs. the Great Recession – Podcast with Lisa Kahn

The COVID recession isn’t like anything the economy has experienced before. To make sense of what’s going on, we need new information sources.

As the leader in real-time labour market data, Burning Glass Technologies interviewed Professor of Economics at University of Rochester and former member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors Dr. Lisa Kahn to show how job posting data can tell us about how the labour market is doing and guide the economy out of the recession.

Listen to the full podcast to find out more about what Dr. Kahn shares.


Job Spotlights

(Please note you will need to be a member of Study Work Grow to access the following.)

Farmer

A farmer is not only a person who owns or manages a farm. A farmer is responsible for so much more. There’s never a dull day! The soft skills useful to a farmer can include problem solving, good work ethic, positive attitude, teamwork, flexibility and patience, not to mention being physically fit and having essential technical and mechanical skills. Find out more by clicking this Job Spotlight.

Financial Manager

If you’re mathematically inclined, love figures and spreadsheets, but also enjoy working with people, then it could be worth exploring a career as a Financial Manager! Read the Job Spotlight


ANU Direct Entry Webinars

Through the direct application period (3 March to 24 May), ANU will be holding a series of webinars for students and parents. Student webinar topics, dates and times can be found HERE.

Please note that the Tuckwell Scholarship will also close on 18 April. Students who are applying and who have not already contacted Careers are urged to do so ASAP.


University of Newcastle – New Bachelor of Data Science

The brand new degree of a Bachelor of Data Science will allow students to develop core skills in data science including data wrangling and visualisation, statistical modelling, programming, data security, and applied artificial intelligence including machine intelligence. Students could apply these skills by engaging in current workplace projects alongside industry partners of the University, giving them a competitive edge when entering the workforce. Read more here.


UNSW Events

  • Experience UNSW Days – 13-15 April (ON CAMPUS)

Year 12 students can experience firsthand life as a university student with hands on workshops, inspiring talks by our academics, and interactive panels with current students:
Arts, Design & Architecture
Business
Engineering
Law & Justice
Medicine & Health
Science

  • Law Admission Test (LAT) Information Evening will be online on the 6 May from 6:30pm. Registration is essential.

Army Information Sessions

Information Session for students to learn about the Army and the variety of roles available. You’ll hear about life in the Army from current serving military members and you’ll get the opportunity to ask questions about the recruiting process.

When joining the Army, you’ll get to use the latest technology and receive world-class military training for both peacekeeping and defence operations. You’ll face unique challenges, learn new skills, and gain memorable experiences – strengthened by the bonds you’ll form with your fellow recruits.

Register below to discover your Army.

 22 April

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Administration Careers (Virtual)

 27 April

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Military Police Careers (Virtual)

 28 April

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Warehouse Coordinator Careers (Virtual)

 29 April

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Communication Systems Operator Careers (Virtual)

 3 May

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Telecommunication Careers (Virtual)

 4 May

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Driver Careers (Virtual)

 5 May

6:30PM – 8:00PM

Information Systems Technician Careers (Virtual)

 

Wishing you a wonderful restful Easter period.

 

Alexi Kayes and Katrina Smith

Careers Advisors