Careers Update

Jun 14th 2019

Year 12 Life Skills Camp - Brisbane 13 - 15 May

 With a 6.00 am departure, some of our seniors considered this about 4 hours too early. The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) was the first port of call before heading to the big smoke of Brisbane. Whether it’s practical work experience or the chance to pursue a lifelong passion, to connect with your community or to travel, USC offers every opportunity plus an awesome lifestyle. The tech rooms were a great advertisement for the faculty and snapshot on what USC offers. An hour tour, plus a catch up with some of our old saints was enough to wet the appetite of all things USC. 

 

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The University of Qld (UQ), who boasts approximately 53,000 students, was a quick stop with a competition in the Great Court and a look at one of the many accommodation opportunities (Cromwells) available on campus. An additional couple of hours wondering the campus would have certainly benefited some of our UQ bound students, however I hope this taster instills confidence in students navigating their way around in the future.

 

QUT Gardens Point

 

The business, law, and science and engineering students are based at Gardens Point, right in the centre of Brisbane. The main campus for our creative industries, education and health students, Kelvin Grove is located in the thriving Kelvin Grove Village, 10 mins by shuttle bus for all QUT students.

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It was great to be greeted and shown the campus by 2018 graduate, Madeline Browne. Numerous old saints are attending courses in and around the city centre and seem to be thriving in their new environment and added responsibilities.

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The Great Race

Students were required to work in teams and successfully navigate their way around the CBD to locate landmarks in the shortest possible time. Congratulations to our winners, taking home $120.00 worth of Rip Curl vouchers for their fine efforts.

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A big thank you to our friends at IGLU for providing lunch and showing us around the student accommodation, providing a brief presentation and offering another scholarship to a St Luke’s student for 2019. Once again it was great to be in the company of old saints Isaac Nasso and Lily Keen, both graduating in 2018. 

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Careers Expo 2019

This exciting event proved to be highly engaging and allowed us to achieve a

wide reach across the business and the education community. The Expo presented an ideal opportunity for our St Luke’s students to rub shoulders with local businesses and to promote the career opportunities and pathways that they provide. With an all new format, new location, an exciting line-up of speakers and exhibitors being assembled, this year's Showcase was well worth experiencing.

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The Bundaberg annual Expo is the leading careers, training and education event in the district. The event offers the opportunity for students, job seekers and career changers of all ages to connect with organisations for guidance, clarity and opportunities in relation to career options.

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Former St Luke’s student Ryan Marsh with our students.

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I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our Year 10 cohort on their mature approach to the presentations offered and their general demeanour in this public forum. I certainly hope you gained a better insight into the enormous opportunities you have at your disposal, both in Bundaberg and beyond. Well done.

 

Kane Kersnovske
Director of Academic Welfare and Careers
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