Careers Corner – Term 2 Update

Since the resumption of classes, the Careers Advisors have had meetings with all Year 12 students and their parents about their post-school plans. It has been so impressive to meet with such organised and well-informed students who have some amazing aspirations. The students have done a great deal of research since we last met them in person at the end of Year 11, and there is a cornucopia of future opportunities available to them all, which has certainly made the three of us wish that we had the chance to do it all again and go back to university for another undergraduate degree! 

Some of the interesting course options being explored by our Year 12 students are:

  • Econometrics at Erasmus University and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
  • A double degree in Biodiversity & Conservation with Interactive Design at Macquarie University
  • A Bachelor of Law at UNSW
  • A Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) with a Bachelor of Languages (Chinese) at both The University of Melbourne and The Australian National University (ANU)
  • BioMedical Science / BioMedical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Medical Science at The University of Sydney

Coming up before the end of Term 2:

  • Year 12 students can apply to universities in New South Wales and the ACT through UAC if they are ready and have been given the go-ahead by their Careers Advisor. Other Australian states open applications in August. 
  • Year 11 students will be exploring university and college systems around the world during their Wellbeing lesson in Week 8.
  • Year 10 students will complete their subject selections for 2021, start planning for Work Experience in Term 4 2020 and further explore Unifrog – a one-stop-shop where students can easily explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their next best step after school.

Careers e-Expo 2020

The Careers Department has not been exempt from innovation and new ways of thinking due to Covid-19. In 2020, we were unable to hold our Careers Expo in the usual format with stall holders and guest speakers so we decided to take a leap and move our Careers Expo online. 

We are still keeping the ‘personal touch’ by interviewing successful people in the wider AISHK community, from a range of different industries and workplaces, to tell us about their jobs, their career pathways and how the current global pandemic has affected their industry. In addition, students across the Secondary school will get to hear tips about what kind of skills they will need to develop and what kind of choices they could make, in order to succeed in a range of different walks of life. 

We will be sharing the videos with students via our private YouTube channel and more details will follow in the next few weeks. 

Ian Pomeroy | Careers Advisor Anthony Murphy | Careers AdvisorKiely Murphy | Careers Advisor