The Changing Nature of Work and Careers (plus upcoming events)

The Changing Nature of Work and Careers

Thirty years ago, you could safely say that your career involved a handful of companies and simple career progression. Now, as a consultant, contractor or contingency employee, you could get to work with hundreds of different companies, and at the end of your career find yourself in a very different place from where you started. Find out more with this great post.

I have included some upcoming events / interesting information below in Subject KLA categories for students to easily find the inserts that may interest them the most.

Please note that the below information has already been provided to the students of Year 12 and relevant year groups.

CAPA (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts)

UNSW Art & Design - Student and Parent Information Evening

21 June. 6.00pm to 8.00pm

UNSW Art & Design, Oxford St, Paddington

This event will give students in years 11 and 12, and their parents, an insight into life as a creative student and what it means to be a practicing contemporary artist, designer, media creative or curator in today’s international creative economy.

Our expert staff, industry graduates and current students will provide their insights into the experience of being a UNSW Art & Design student and share their advice for high school students including careers, the admissions process and portfolio entry options.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unsw-student-and-parent-information-evening-registration-46345352196?_ga=2.225925658.1832983501.1528245789-243606657.1468884590

MATHS

UNSW HSC MATHS COURSE SELECTION ADVICE

While we encourage everyone to study the level of maths at which they feel sufficiently challenged, below are some guidelines for the minimum level of maths required for some of our degrees. Please also see Assumed Knowledge.

https://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/highschool/hsc-course-selection

P.D.H.P.E. (Community and Family Studies, P.D.H.P.E.)

CRIMSON EDUCATION - US COLLEGE SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Are you a young athlete who wants to access the best college sports programs in the world? Then you’re going to need to talk with someone who has first-hand experience of life as a US college student-athlete. You can unlock your superstar potential with our coaching, consulting and support team - all of whom have "been there, done that". Tell us what your sport is, and we’ll give you the best opportunity to gain a scholarship to a US college, regardless of your financial background.

https://www.crimsoneducation.org/admission-support/sports-scholarships

Physical Aptitude Test - FireFit Training Guide from NSW Fire and Rescue

The Physical Aptitude Test is an assessment of the inherent requirements of firefighting and has been designed specifically to identify and recruit individuals who are physiologically capable of tolerating the work-related demands of firefighting. Firefighting is a physically demanding occupation. Tasks include carrying heavy loads including personal protective equipment, handling temperature extremes, variable terrains and confined spaces, all of which impose unique physical and physiological demands upon firefighters. The FireFit Training Guide is based on an eight to 12-week program, depending on each individual’s fitness level, and is available to help eligible candidates prepare for the Fire & Rescue NSW Physical Aptitude Test (PAT).

https://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php?id=9098

SCIENCE

Senior Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics

HOW TO GET INTO MEDICINE – SUMMARY ADVICE FROM UAC

(SEE DETAILED NOTES AT THE END OF THIS BLOG)

UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT, ENGINEERING, MEDICINE AND SCIENCE – STUDENT & PARENT INFO EVENING

14 June

UNSW Roundhouse

This event will give student in years 11 & 12 an insight into our unique student life and the degrees on offer from our Built Environment, Engineering, Medicine and Science faculties. You will be able to speak directly with our faculty and student services representatives to get information and answers to any specific questions you may have.

https://www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/unsw-student-and-parent-information-evening-0

Astronomy Night in Sydney

14 August. 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Calyx, Mrs Macquarie’s Road

Dr Angel Lopez-Sanchez will point out bright deep sky objects such as the Jewel Box in the Southern Cross, globular cluster Omega Centauri, and bright nebulae in Sagittarius. If you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.

https://www.scienceweek.net.au/astronomy-at-the-calyx/?search-events-count=10&search-online-count=9&default-search=1

H.S.I.E. (Aboriginal Studies, Ancient History, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History , Society and Culture, Studies of Religion)

Taronga Zoo and Indigenous Culture – NAIDOC Week

3 and 4 July

Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

Celebrate the achievements, history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with the Zoo's Aboriginal Education team. Experience Aboriginal dance, art, Dreaming stories, bush tucker and animal encounters at the Education Centre. A great way for your students to learn the importance of connections with people, animals and the land. Phone: 02 6881 1433. Email: wpzedcentre@zoo.nsw.gov.au

https://taronga.org.au/education/workshops/naidoc-taronga-western-plains-zoo

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, Business and Law - Student Parent Evening

20 June. 6.00pm to 8.30pm

UNSW Roundhouse

This event will give students in years 11 and 12 (and their parents) an insight into our unique student life and the degrees on offer from our Arts & Social Sciences, Business and Law Faculties.

Following the welcome presentation, you will be able to speak directly with our faculty and student services representatives to get information and answers to any specific questions you may have.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unsw-student-and-parent-information-evening-registration-46345351193?_ga=2.124697866.1832983501.1528245789-243606657.1468884590

TIGER GLOBAL CASE COMPETITION

Register by 28 June

223 Liverpool Street Sydney

The Tiger Global Case Competition is an annual Business, Entrepreneurship and Consulting Case Competition open to all high school students. The selective nature of the competition ensures the high caliber of competitors each year, while its growing prestige in the industry stems from the unique opportunity it provides students: to develop practical business acumen, apply their problem-solving skills, and challenge themselves creatively and analytically to overcome real-world challenges.

https://www.casecomp.org/australia/

T.A.S. (Agriculture, Design and Technology, Engineering Studies, Food Technology, Industrial Technology, Information Processes Technology and Technology, Software Design and Development, Textiles and Design)

CULINARY APPRENTICE MENTOR PROGRAM

This program will provide intensive support to Apprentices in the first two years of apprenticeship training. Through the ISMAA program, Australian Apprentices completing an apprenticeship in Certificate III in Commercial Cookery will be provided regular one on one contact with highly skilled mentors who have years of industry experience.

http://htn.com.au/ismaa/

Peter Howard AM Future Chef Scholarship

This opportunity awards tomorrow’s chefs with a week’s supported culinary adventure, including travel and accommodation, to train and gain valuable hands on experience with a leading partner overseas. With $5,000.

http://htn.com.au/htn-peter-howard-am-future-chef-scholarship/

VET COURSES

VET Financial Services

Thomas Nobel & Russell Accounting Cadetships – Lismore and Far North Coast

16 days to go.

Join TNR with a supportive peer group and get paid, practical experience in a relevant industry while you study your degree. Applications are open to those planning to study Accounting at University in 2019.

https://www.seek.com.au/Thomas-Noble-&-Russell-jobs/at-this-company

HOW TO GET INTO MEDICINE – SUMMARY ADVICE FROM UAC

Entry into undergraduate medicine degrees is highly competitive. Take these steps to make sure your application is considered.

https://www.uac.edu.au/media-centre/news/how-to-get-into-medicine

Undergraduate medical programs

You can apply for these programs straight from school and you’ll start your medical studies in first year.

University of Newcastle / University of New England:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program (MD-JMP)

UNSW Sydney:

  • Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine (also offered as Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine)

Western Sydney University:

  • Doctor of Medicine (students also graduate with a Bachelor of Clinical Science)

Graduate medical programs

You can apply for these programs straight from school and you’ll complete your undergraduate degree before progressing to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine. Each uni has specific requirements for progressing to the Doctor of Medicine once you finish your undergrad degree.

Griffith University (Gold Coast campus):

  • Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine

University of Sydney:

  • Bachelor of Arts / Doctor of Medicine

  • Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine

Direct pathways to graduate medical programs

You can apply for these programs straight from school. They are designed as pathways to the Doctor of Medicine.

Australian National University:

  • Bachelor of Health Science

University of Wollongong:

  • Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health

Have a Plan B

If you miss out on a place in 2019, UAC provides a few Plan B options.

https://www.uac.edu.au/media-centre/news/how-to-get-into-medicine


Workshops & Courses

Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

Sydney Uni 10 - 14 December 2018

If you have ever wondered about university, the Summer Program is a great way to try it out. You will make friends for life, while learning skills in an epic setting: the oldest university, in the biggest city in Australia Applications open 25 June

Find out more - http://sydney.edu.au/wpo/indigenous/summer-program/index.shtml