How can a Careers Advisor help you?
The Careers Office is open Wednesday – Friday and can offer all students assistance with:
- Subject selection and/or changes
- Post school options including courses available at university, college and TAFE
- Work experience
- Resume writing
- Job interviewing skills
- Gap Year options and applications
- Finding part time work
- Scholarships and cadetships
The Careers Office is open to all students. We are available 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.
Ms Katrina Smith
New South Wales Police – Recruitment Information Session
November 3 | Parramatta
December 1 | Parramatta
Attend an information session to find out more about being a NSW Police Officer and the recruitment process. Sessions are generally run at Police Headquarters.
ANU Online Information Week
Ranked #1 in Australia and #24 in the world, join us live to find out more about what studying at The Australian National University (ANU) is all about!
Whether you are about to come to ANU, still deciding or just interested, we encourage you to register and join us online. You can register to attend as many online sessions that interest you.
Your ANU Student Experience & Accommodation Options
Monday 19 November | 2.30–3.30pm
International Students: Admissions & Alternative Pathways to ANU
Monday 19 November | 4–5pm
Study at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Tuesday 20 November | 3–4pm
Science & Environment Fieldwork: student panel
Tuesday 20 November | 4–5pm
Hear from our students
Wednesday 21 November | 3–4pm
Everything you need to know about Law at ANU
Wednesday 21 November | 4–5pm
Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science at ANU
22 November | 4–5pm
The Australian National University – Advisory Day
Friday 14 December | International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
Friday 14 December | Pop-up Village, Ellery Crescent, Canberra
At the Advisory Day, you will have one-on-one access to advisors, as well as representatives from our academic Colleges. We will be there to answer your questions, no matter how general or detailed, so we encourage you to come along to learn more about why ANU is the right choice for you.
Unlock Your Greatest Potential – Preparing for Year 11 and Beyond
27 November | 6pm – 7:30pm | Sydney
About to go into Year 11? Time to up your game! Be at this seminar to learn crucial study, time management and communication skills as well as how to get some clarity on your future.
Workshops & Courses
State Library of New South Wales – HSC Help
A great way to kick-start your HSC journey is with our free HSC Help Introductory Sessions in the January school holidays.
These sessions focus on how you can access free online resources from anywhere, anytime, on any device.
January 8 | Awesome eResources for English
January 8 | Awesome eResources for Legal Studies
January 9 | Awesome eResources for Society & Culture
January 9 | Awesome eResources for History
January 16 | Awesome eResources for History
January 16 | Awesome eResources for English
January 17 | Awesome eResources for Society & Culture
January 17 | Awesome eResources for Legal Studies
Book now and share with your friends. These popular sessions will fill up quickly!
ARC – Interview Skills Bootcamp
November 9 | Parramatta, NSW
Are you a recent school leaver preparing for your first job interview? ARC and City of Parramatta have partnered to offer you the ARC Interview Skills Bootcamp at no cost. Get the skills you need and gain confidence.
Girls in Politics – Camp Parliament for Girls
January 12 | Sydney
Camp Parliament for Girls Sydney 2019 is a political leadership program that introduces girls ages 10 to 15 to the parliamentary system of government. All participants earn a Certificate of Completion for participation.
University of Wollongong – Scholarships
At the University of Wollongong (UOW), our scholarships and grants will help you reach your goals with scholarships ranging from $2000 for a single year to $40,000 for the duration of a degree.
ACS Foundation Scholarships
These are mostly for university undergraduate students, but you can apply for them once you’re at uni. These internships at some of Australia’s leading companies give you invaluable work experience as well as financial support throughout your studies, and they could increase your chances of getting a job after uni.
US College Essay Review Service from Crimson Education
US College Essay Review! Don’t send off your essay without having it read by college admission experts from Crimson Education! 24-72hr turnaround and it could make all the difference.
Charles Sturt University – Elite Athlete Program
Are you an elite athlete who also wants to get a degree? Charles Sturt University (CSU) can help you be your best in both your sport and your studies. CSU is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, and proudly supports elite and pre-elite athletes, elite sports personnel and performers who choose to study at CSU.
Western Sydney University – HSC True Rewards
Our unique program makes an early offer into a university degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not the ATAR. Why? Because at Western we recognise that too often, the ATAR system overlooks natural strengths and talent.
Have you heard of ‘Alternative Pathways’?
Up until the last 10 or 15 years most people followed the same path for their careers: School > Uni or TAFE (or job) > work. Times have changed. Sure, you can still follow the same pathway, but if that won’t work for you then you have options.
If you have an idea of what you want to do, but can’t follow the most obvious path to get there, then you need to know about alternative pathways.
Here are some alternatives:
- University pathways
- Choose a course with a lower ATAR/OP in the same field
- Do a uni pathway course
- Take a bridging course (find out more about them here)
- Study at TAFE or through an RTO
- For example, want to do engineering but didn’t get in? You can study engineering at TAFE
- Get an apprenticeship – you can always go to uni later on to consolidate your skills (plus you won’t be broke through uni)
- Find a job and gain work experience, preferably in the same field
- Wanted to be a lawyer? Lots of legal secretaries become lawyers, plus they’ve got support while they study
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