Work Experience – a means to an end for Vet Science

Isabella has a passion for animals and animal welfare and is keen to study Vet Science at Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga.  The application process is rigorous requiring prospective students to demonstrate commitment and passion through extensive and ongoing work experience.  Isabella recently spent some time on a cattle farm to gain some valuable experience and exposure to large animals:

“In September, I jumped at the opportunity to travel up north to do work experience with large animals on a cattle farm, an hour out of Grafton. Being a city girl,  I found the visit was extremely fascinating. We organised for it to be prior to the livestock auction and I shadowed my host farmer, observing and recording all that I could. This comprised of processes such as mustering, castration, dehorning, branding, and immunisation. I got a taste for what cattle farming entails and being exposed to these common practices, my interest for veterinary science has been heightened.  I’m sure it is my lack of exposure to this kind of environment that made my heart jump each time a calf was trapped in the restraint, or sigh in relief when I latched the gate to a pen after shunting and prodding the cautious beasts with my “waddy”.  The sensory overload of this environment, which was sometimes confronting, completed the whole experience. Ultimately work experience provides the ability to be introduced to the knowledge and experience necessary for one’s course of choice or field of interest for future study.”

Isabella Davey, Year 11


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Would you like to make an appointment with a careers advisor?

We welcome all students in all years

Anyone can make an appointment with a careers advisor.   We are in the office – located in the LRC – before and after school and at recess and lunch. Girls are most welcome to drop in but at times we can be busy with students, so the best thing to do is to send an email indicating your availability or drop in with your diary to schedule a time.

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Careers Team

Mrs Carmel Donnan, Ms Katrina Smith and Mrs Jo Hallinan


Upcoming Events

UMAT Information Session

The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is an examination held each year.  This test is developed and used specifically to assist with the selection of students into Medicine, Dentistry and other Health Science degree programs at many universities. If you are considering studying Undergraduate Medicine, Dentistry or Optometry you will need to sit the UMAT which is held in July/August each year. 

Information session for Year 11 Students:

Date: Thursday November 9
Time: 12.45 pm.  
Where: Directors Meeting Room (Behind the Cahill Seminar Room) at lunchtime  

Please take a look at the site  prior to the meeting .

UK Boarding School Gap Year – Information Session

Date: Tuesday 21 November at 12.45pm
Where: Curran Theatre


Notre Dame University ‘Getting to Know Nursing’

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
TIME:  5:30pm – 7:00pm (Registration from 5:00pm)
wHERE:  160 Oxford St, Darlinghurst (cnr Victoria Street) ( map )
COST:  Free

Please register for this event.
Submit your application for 2018 at the event

Get to know what it’s really like to study Nursing at Notre Dame.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the Dean of Nursing about:

  • nursing as a profession
  • the structure of Notre Dame’s three year Nursing program,
  • how the School of Nursing produces graduates who are highly regarded for their skills and knowledge and employed promptly in the health sector, and
  • the key time frames for starting the Nursing degree in 2018

You’ll be able to ask questions about any aspect of the Nursing program and receive application assistance if you need it.

Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Please note that there is no parking onsite so we recommend using public transport. Oxford St is serviced by many buses and the closest train stations are either Museum or Kings Cross stations.


UTS Nursing Discovery Session

Date: Wednesday 15 November

Come along to one of our interactive workshops on campus. Parents, partners and friends are more than welcome to join you.

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William Angliss Institute Scholarships

Closing date for applications for Semester 1 2018 is 9 November

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Torrens University Scholarships

Scholarships are available for study in 2018 across a range of areas including business, design, education, health, and hospitality:

Hospitality Scholarships – applications close 6 November
Business Scholarships – applications close 24 November
Educations Scholarships – applications close 24 November
Design Scholarships – applications close 21 January 2018
Health Scholarships – applications close 31 December

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UNSW Info Day

Date: 16 December 2017
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Where: UNSW Kensington Campus

With new UAC round dates for 2018 entry, get all your questions answered in time for the December Round. Attend some lectures, chat to academics and current students in the Advisory Centre or take a campus tour

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University of Sydney – Info Day

Don’t miss the University’s Info Day on Saturday 16 December 2017. To find out more and keep up to date with the day’s activities, visit the website!



‘Know Your Options’ with ACU information sessions on 15 December

No matter what your ATAR, there are numerous opportunities available to you for university study. ACU will host ‘Know Your Options’ information sessions on Friday 15 December from 12—3pm at both our Strathfield and North Sydney campuses.

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Tech Girls Movement

The Tech Girls Movement aims to get more women and girls interested in technology and involved in STEM careers.

Find out about the movement on the website.