New Term, New Programs!

Year 10 Careers is kicking off Term 3 with a Careers Speaker Series. Close to forty members of the school community and wider community will be sharing their personal career journeys with our Year 10 students each week.

Many of our speakers will focus on their chosen fields, such as:

  • Engineering
  • Property Development
  • Finance
  • NSW Police
  • Midwifery
  • ADF/Army
  • Hospitality
  • Veterinary Science
  • Medicine
  • Ski Industry
  • Geology
  • Jackerooing
  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Retail Property
  • FMCG industry
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Interior Design
  • Forensic Medicine
  • TV/Radio
  • Legal
  • Winemaking
  • Environmental Science
  • Transport
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service

Other topics will include discussions, such as:

  • growing across careers
  • working abroad
  • choosing the right degree
  • working in the charity sector
  • interview skills and tips
  • career choice
  • non-traditional pathways
  • how to balance studying and working at the same time
  • pathways to university via the workforce
  • small business management
  • where to begin your careers journey.

Of the program, SMGS Careers Advisor, Emma Smith, said, “We had an overwhelming response from our school and wider community to support our students in their careers journey as they move closer to graduation in a few years’ time. The Careers Speaker Series will be an invaluable opportunity for our students to learn more about the roles and pathways they are considering beyond secondary school, as well as expose them to careers they may not have known existed or may not have considered.”

Dr Darryl Nelson, Director of Curriculum & Operations, echoed his colleague’s comment, saying, “This program complements the upcoming Year 11 Subject Selection Evening, being held on Monday 19 July via webinar. We understand the importance of equipping students and their parents with as much information and guidance as possible before they begin the transition to Stage 6 in their educational journey. I’m really excited to see the positive response to the launch of the Careers Speaker Series over Term 3 and into Term 4.”

The Careers Speaker Series will kick off tomorrow with Paola Henry. Paola has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and post-graduate degrees in investigations and in management.

She has worked with various agencies in these areas.