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Careers News – Issue 3

CAREER EVENTS, MARCH – APRIL

Year 10 Work Experience June 11-14
In November 2012 Mr Walker talked to students about work experience and possible future occupations. Year ten student’s now need to starting organizing their work experience. This is compulsory for all year ten students. No classes will run for year tens on Tuesday 11th June to Friday 14th of June. A letter regarding this was emailed on Wednesday 27th February.

Students can work at sporting clubs, museums, research centres, flight simulators, television stations, studios etc.

Helpful tips:

  • Read about various jobs in the Job Guide. www.jobguide.dest.gov.au
  • Research previous work experience placements. List outside Mr Willett and Mrs Morrow’s office.
  • Use the Yellow Pages. This will be useful to gain a number of potential employers.
  • Talk to your parents, other students, teachers, friends, family.

If you organise a work placement away from your residents you also need to organise your accommodation.

Build your folio at the Australian Academy of Design: The Academy will be running a Build Your Folio Series day on Saturday 2 March, 10am – 4.30pm in Melbourne. You can choose from one of 5 focus areas-

  • Advertising
  • Fashion design
  • Graphic design
  • Photo media, and
  • Visual arts.

Cost is $85. To register contact Joanne Brodie, 03 9676 9000, marketing@designacademy.edu.au, or go to www.designacademy.edu.au

 

At Monash Seminar Series: Dates for March are as follows

  • 5: Arts (Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • 6: Architecture and Interior Architecture
  • 7: Nursing, Midwifery & Emergency Health
  • 13: Business & Economics
  • 14: Science
  • 19: Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
  • 20: Information Technology
  • 21: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

For more information and to register, www.monash.edu.au/study/life/student/seminars/

 

Chemistry and nanotechnology: La Trobe University Professor Mulvaney and Dr Nguyen will be hosting a lecture for students in Years 9 – 12 on Friday 15 March at the Bendigo Campus. They will explain the central role of chemistry in nanotechnology and students will see how certain materials are used such as quantum dots and liquid magnets. To register, email Kristen Pascoe at k.pascoe@latrobe.edu.au

 

Meet Melbourne is a great way for regional students and parents to meet with staff from the University of Melbourne. You will be able to find out about topics such as:

  • Study options
  • Accommodation
  • Scholarships
  • The Melbourne Model, and
  • Access Melbourne.

March seminars include: Bendigo (26), Sale (26), and Warragul (27)
To register, go to http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/

 

Charles Sturt University will be running the following MyDay events in March

  • 14: Clinical Practice (Paramedic) and Nursing- Bathurst
  • 22: Arts, Psychology and Social Work-      Wagga Wagga
  • 26: Accounting, Business, IT, Computing Studies, Management and Marketing – Albury-Wodonga

For more information and to register, http://www.csu.edu.au/go/myday

 

Considered pursuing a career as a Veterinarian? The University of Melbourne are hosting their annual Veterinary Science Open Day on Sunday 17 March at University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, 250 Princes Highway, Werribee, Victoria. You will be able to

  • Experience amazing animal encounters, including seeing the Customs Detector Dogs in action.
  • Step behind the scenes of our world-class Veterinary Hospital.
  • Talk to veterinarians about their latest, ground-breaking research.
  • Discover our internationally-accredited veterinary science course.
  • Enjoy free, fun activities for kids of all ages – including our animal farm.
  • Feast at food stalls to support the local scouts and our students.
  • Engage with pet demonstrations, public lectures, interactive displays and guided tours.

The day provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn about pathways into the Doctor of Veterinary Science program. Register your attendance at www.vet.unimelb.edu.au/openday

 

Engineering Information Evening at UNSW: Parents and students are invited to this event being held Wednesday 20 March at the Kensington Campus. All engineering schools will be represented to ensure you can have your questions answered. For more information and to register, go to http://www.eng.unsw.edu.au/student-parent

 

The Engineers Australia Careers Expo will be held Thursday 21 March, 11am – 7pm at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. You will be able to

  • Participate in interactive workshops
  • Talk to over 80 exhibitors from engineering, science and technological industries
  • Attend inspirational engineering presentations.

For more information, contact Sarah Cooke, 03 9321 1703, scooke@engineersaustralia.org.au or go to www.engineeringexpo.org.au

 

Design Bytes at RMIT: This short course is for students who want to know more about design, preparing folios and interviews for TAFE and university courses. You will also learn about design trends, and educational and career opportunities. The course will be held Saturday 23 March, 10am – 12.30pm. For more information, search for Design Bytes at http://www.shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/

 

Have you considered a career in Forensic Science? Then you should attend the next Forensic Science Careers Information Day on Friday 5 April, 12.30 – 4.00pm at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Southbank.

Work at the VIFM includes:

  • Forensic pathology
  • Clinical forensic medicine
  • Medico-legal death investigation
  • Paternity testing
  • Forensic science services
  • Preparing coroners reports
  • Offering expert opinions on a range of issues

You will receive information on careers in the industry, but you will not be able to participate in a tour of the Building. There are only 70 spaces available so you will need to register quickly.

For more information and to register, go to http://www.vifm.org/about-us/careers-at-vifm/

 

Are you in years 7 – 12? Do you want to work with animals? Healesville Sanctuary and Werribee Open Range Zoo present a day of activities where you get to work alongside their Zookeepers.

You will be able to:

  • Help with food preparation
  • Assist with animal enrichment
  • Help with enclosure maintenance
  • Listen to Keeper talks
  • Do animal health checks
  • Handle animals safely

 

Healesville Sanctuary: April 3, 5, 10, http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/whats-on/keeper-for-a-day

 

Werribee Open Range Zoo: April 4, 8, 10, http://www.zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on/keeper-for-a-day

 

Experience La Trobe is designed especially for future students to get a taste of what it’s like to be a La Trobe student for a day. You will be able to:

  • Chat with staff and students
  • Participate in structured workshops focused on your desired career/ course
  • Meet student ambassadors and talk to them about studying at La Trobe

You can participate in workshops across a huge range of areas- this is an event not to be missed

The event will be held Friday 5 April at the Bundoora Campus.

For more information and to book your workshops, please go to

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/experience

 

Students in years 10 – 12 have the opportunity to attend the Access All Areas program at the University of Melbourne on Friday 5 April.

You will be able to learn about-

  • Courses and careers including the ‘New Generation’ Melbourne undergraduate and post graduate programs
  • Unique opportunities to enrich your degree such as concurrent diplomas, going on exchange and study abroad or participating in community involvement activities
  • Access Melbourne and Melbourne Scholarships
  • Accommodation options by visiting the residential colleges
  • Your parents will be able to attend information sessions too.

For more information and to register, go to www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/accessallareas

 

Meet Melbourne University:

April seminars include: Geelong (23), Ballarat (23) and Mildura (30)

May seminars include: Caroline Springs (8), Shepparton (22), Albury (23), Hamilton (29), and Warrnambool (30)

To register, go to http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/explore/events/victoria_and_interstate/victoria/

 

At Monash Seminar Series: Dates for April & May are as follows

April

  • 17: Design and Fine Art
  • 18: Psychology

May

  • 1: Law
  • 7: Health Sciences & Social Work
  • 13: Medicine
  • 21: Education & Nursing
  • 28: Gippsland Campus Showcase
  • 29: Biomedical Science, Radiography, and Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 30: Engineering

For more information and to register, www.monash.edu.au/study/life/student/seminars/

 

The Age VCE and Careers Expo: This is a fantastic annual event which enables senior school students and their parents to be able to participate in a diverse range of over 150 seminars related to VCE subjects, gap year opportunities, vocational and higher education courses, career pathways and VCE study skills.

Over 190 organisations will be in attendance, enabling students to be able to talk to course and program advisers directly about their services. Cost is $10 per student and schools have been sent free passes.

The event is being held at Caulfield Racecourse between Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 May. To find out more, go to www.vceandcareers.com.au, 03 9596 8881