On 11 March, over 34 students attended the Indigenous Careers Afternoon.
- Jo Fox and Lisa Bennett from Fox Education spoke about the many pathways into nursing.
- Greg Williams and Michael Bouwer from Parks and Wildlife gave a run down on what it takes to work in Parks and Wildlife and the importance of local knowledge.
- Yvette Rolfe and Quito Washington from NEC spoke about careers in IT — and it’s not just working on the help desk. They have also encouraged students to ask about work experience with the firm.
- Kendall Scott and Kavette Villaflor spoke about job pathways and cadetships in government.
- Simone Kenmore from Maxima Employment explained how their QANTAS traineeships work.
- James Parfitt from the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) spoke about the Indigenous mentoring network that is currently being set up for students who are interested in studying law. Students were pleasantly surprised at the opportunities available.
Our Careers team has already started working on a similar event for next semester.
In other careers news, on 15 March, Major Genevieve Rueger, Army Officer and Helicopter Pilot spoke to Year 12 students about the opening up of all Defence Force positions to women. Major Rueger spoke about entry requirements, the Defence Gap Year scheme, the reserves and the lifestyle that women can expect.
On 17 March, Tamara Barth gave a well attended presentation on Monash University's courses, scholaships, accommodation, student support and much more.
To find out about other university and careers events check the Skoolbag app and like the DHS Careers Centre Facebook Page.