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Careers Corner

Lou Heenan —

There are many different careers activities happening during Term Three for senior students

Year 13 Students going to Tertiary Study

Term 3 is a busy time for Year 13 students who are intending to go on to tertiary study in 2020. Halls of Residence applications opened at the start of August and close at the end of September. Mrs Heenan is happy to help students with their applications. Students will be advised what hall they have been accepted into at the start of October and will have around ten days to accept their offer. 

 The different tertiary institutions will also revisit the College and help students to plan their courses. The dates for these visits are on the school calendar and are also advertised in the daily notices. These planning sessions are really important for the students as it helps them to finalise what they want to study and also identifies any potential timetable clashes.

Students and Parents have been given all the relevant details regarding scholarships, fees free and studylink but if more help is needed please do not hesitate Mrs Heenan.

Useful Websites:

Scholarships: http://www.moneyhub.co.nz/scholarships-nz.html

StudyLink: https://www.studylink.govt.nz/

Fees Free: https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/

Pathways Presentations

We have begun our annual round of pathways presentations from local employers for Year 11 and 12 students. So far we have had presentations from a primary school teacher, corporate lawyer and rural banker. Over the next four weeks students will get to hear from a hairdresser, electrician, optometrist and builder. These presentations give the students an insight into a careers they previously may not have considered. We are extremely grateful to the presenters who give up their time to come and speak to the students.

Local Employers Expo

On Monday 26 August, all Year 11 students will be going out to the Local Employers Expo in Temuka. This is the second year that this event has been held and is a great way for students to hear what local employers and businesses have to offer. This year there will also be some Industry Training Organisations and Tertiary Institutions attending.

Looking for a job

Students who are looking for either full time work when they leave school or part time work are encouraged to make sure their CV is up to date and current. Students looking for work should sign up to websites like seek and trade me jobs plus looking in the Timaru Herald on Saturdays. Local recruitment agencies are also a good source of information regarding local and seasonal job vacancies within the local economy. Mrs Heena is more than happy to look over students CV's and cover letters.

Any questions regarding careers or pathways please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Heenan on l.heenan@roncalli.school.nz