Careers tips for senior students

It's still important to research and consider potential careers, says IGS Careers Advisor Amelia Phillips.

While students and teachers continue their transition to online learning, careers education is also being delivered online.

Universities, TAFE and UAC all have excellent websites with detailed information for students to continue their research as well as providing opportunities for students to engage online through email enquiries and future student call centres.

“I will also be emailing students directly with relevant information as it becomes available, and an IGS Careers canvas page is currently being developed,” said Amelia, who recently joined IGS. 

“As part of the career development program at IGS, individual student counselling is available,” Amelia said.

“This is the most rewarding aspect of my role as careers advisor and I warmly encourage students to continue meeting with me so that I can support their transition from high school to tertiary studies and employment. 

“I’m available to IGS students and parents via email, telephone and virtual meetings using online chat platforms (Google Hangouts).

“This may occur during normal school hours from 8.30am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

“To arrange an appointment, please email me and we can discuss the most suitable option for your circumstances.”

Meanwhile, many careers expos and information sources for senior high school students have moved online. Enjoy exploring the options below!

Online US & UK Expo The US & UK Expo is now available online. Students, parents and educators can hear from Harvard grads and Oxford students and receive free US/UK uni resources by registering at the Eventbrite link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-online-us-uk-university-expo-tickets-99332772998.

UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-op Scholarship Information Evening: 13 May 2020. Register at www.bachelorofaccounting.com Closing date for online applications: 29 May 2020. For more information, email carin.alberts@uts.edu.au

Update From UCAT ANZ: How COVID-19 Will Affect the 2020 UCAT Exam: they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make a final decision in June. For now, Pearson VUE have adapted tests to meet health advice. To view the full video update, plus advice about what students should be doing now, please visit our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/icanmeducat.

Free Holiday UCAT Webinar (5/4) for Students: Final 90-Day Study Plan to Complete UCAT Preparation For the safety of all students and parents, our free UCAT workshops have moved online. This free 3-hour UCAT webinar will provide a 90-day, week-by-week study plan (with objectives and recommendations) and live teaching for Sections 1-5, plus an analysis of the most common exam-day issues candidates faced in 2019 and how to avoid them. Register here: https://icanmed.easywebinar.live/syd-fw-050420

Study Medicine Resource – Put Your Time to Good Use and Research Best Options to Get Into Medicine Getting into medicine is all about strategy. It starts with understanding all the possible medicine degrees you can apply for. Do you know the undergrad degrees that lead to medicine; the application processes each university uses and the ones that give you the greatest chance of being accepted? Study Medicine gives full details of 59 Australian university degrees https://www.studymedicine.com.au/.