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References from staff
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have spoken to Mr McDougall and this is what he had to say: staff may write a personal reference for a student on plain paper. Only official references and documents from the school will be on paper with the school letterhead.

Sancta Sophia College for girls at Sydney Uni
Accommodation: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Accommodates 148 females. Check it out on open day or ring to arrange a visit. Applictions are open now and can be downloaded from the website.
For more information, visit www.sancta.usyd.edu.au

Bluescope Steel Engineering Cadetships
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications close on 31 August. You would start earning $26,000, study at Uni of Wollongong and need Physics/Chemistry and Maths Ext 1. Cadetships offered in Materials Engineering (Metallurgy).
For more information, visit www.bluescopesteel.com/cadets

IT at UTS
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A DVD on career opportunities in IT has arrived and can be viewed during a study period or borrowed.
For more information, visit it.uts.edu.au

RMIT University in Melbourne: Flight training
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about the Diploma in Air Transport (Airline Pilot) course and the Bachelor of Applied Science(Aviation).
For more information, visit www.international.rmit.edu.au/aviation

Coles group - casual work
Job vacancies: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Applications for casual jobs for the Sept - Jan period are being advertised on line. Go to the website and look under: Casual Roles 2007
For more information, visit www.colesgroup.com.au/careers

ADF Gap Year Program - earn up to $45K in 2008
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
To find out more about how you can earn betweeen $30,000 and $45,000 for 12 months after you finish the HSC go to the website below and then contact 131901 for more details.
For more information, visit www.defence.gov.au/media/download/2007/aug/20070809/Gap_Yearfactsheet.pdf

UNE Open Day - money and notes
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please return these to the front office asap before your Trials ie by Friday.

What's on in Week 6
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday: more individual Yera 12 interviews, Tuesday and Thursday: Careers Room at lunchtime

UNE Open Day notes now available
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day is 6th Sept, the day after your Trial HSC ends. If you are applying for early entry at UNE, I strongly recommend you go and ask about the courses you are thinking of applying for and visiting the various colleges. Cost is $10 for the bus (subsidised by UNE) and notes can be collected from me now. Notes and money due 24th August so get it finalised before exams. First in gets the seats.

Working overseas in 2008
Career Choice: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to work overseas after Year 12, I have details of the working and visa requirements of most European countries including England.

Additional EAS application forms and booklets
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These will be available from eithre Mrs McGregor or myself from Thursday.

Country Energy apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Apply online by 24 August.
For more information, visit www.countryenergy.com.au/internet/cewebpub.nsf/Content/careers_app_main

Julius Media - new Degree in Music & Open Day
Private Colleges: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day: Sat 22nd Sept at 1pm . Career advice for anyone interested in music and entertainment. Find out about opntions for Year 12 leavers with the Music courses. See me about this and the short courses offered in Oct holidays.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Raffles KvB open day -huge range of design courses
Private Colleges: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This will be on Sat 15 Sept from 10-3. FEE-HELP is available for Degree courses. Bachelor of Design Full-time for 3 years (6 semesters) with a choice of majors: Design Management Fashion Design Fashion Marketing Graphic Design Interior Design*starting January 2008 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communication) Full-time for 3 years (6 semesters) with a choice of majors: Animation Games Design Moving Image Multimedia Design Photography

For more information, visit www.kvb.edu.au

Westrac apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Westrac have sent a letter saying applications are now open from 11th August to 31st August. Apply online.
For more information, visit www.westrac.com.au

Uni of Wollongong's 3 Bonus Points for you
Universities: Posted 14-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
The University of Wollongong’s 3 Bonus Points Scheme is for students from high schools within the University’s drawing area, as well as students in regional areas throughout NSW. Qualifying students who have a UOW course as a preference and who completed their HSC in 2007 at one of the schools in the University’s area, or at a rural or remote school in NSW, will have their admissions rank automatically increased by three points for all Wollongong preferences. The Scheme extends the University’s commitment to supporting the students of regional, rural and remote NSW. The list includes McCarthy. You do not need to apply as they are automatically added to your UAI if you include a Wollongong Uni course in your preferences. These are independent from EAS bonus points.


UNE Open Day permission notes - Thur 6th Sept
Universities: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Notes and envelopes for money will be available later this week. Listen to morning notices and watch for a reminder on Careers Alert.
For more information, visit www.une.edu.au

Bedford Open Day & Scholarships (bus + childcare)
Private Colleges: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder about the 25 August open day 9.30-3.30. Fee-help is available for courses and also deferred student loans. Scholarship application forms for study in 2008 are available.
For more information, visit www.bedford.edu.au

Bedford Open Day & Scholarships (bus + childcare)
Private Colleges: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A reminder about the 25 August open day 9.30-3.30. Fee-help is available for courses and also deferred student loans. Scholarship application forms for study in 2008 are available.

Sydney uni scholarships in Ag, Food & Nat Resource
Scholarships: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Full worth $7000 for 4 years, others worth $3000 and Special Horticulture scholarships for UAI for 80+. See poster for details of these plus courses. CLosing date is 28 Sept.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au

Notre Dame Open Day and Early Applications
Universities: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open day is Sat 25th August. Info on the early applications, dates and interviews will be given at the meeting on Monday at lunchtime.
For more information, visit www.sydney.nd.edu.au

Jobs for 2008
Job vacancies: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
As you can see jobs are starting to be advertised for when you leave school. You need to keep an eye out and tell everyone you know what you are looking for - networking and personal contacts are the best way of finding and getting jobs. Plus having a winning resume.

Real Estate Traineeship for school leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details in Saturday's NDL. Applcations close 20 August.

Casual job storeperson
Career Choice: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details in Saturday's NDL: male for after school and Saturday morning work.

Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Interested in welding, fabrication, metals and engineering? Ring Tracey Gauci on 67646670 for info. Details in Saturday's NDL.

EAS scheme - for longterm educational disadvantage
Universities: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to find out more about this scheme and wonder if you qualify under the prescribed criteria for experiencing long term educational disadvantage which may help you get into university, please come to a meeting with Mrs McGregor and myself at the beginning of Period 5 in the Senior Study.
For more information, visit www.uac.edu.au

Early Entry/ Principal's Rec schemes & scholarship
Universities: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to find out about applying to UNE, SCU, CSU, WOllongong and Notre Dame come to the Senior Study at 12.45. I will talk about what each uni requires and offers and give out forms. I will also give out scholarship application forms for UNE and SCU. THis is the one and only time this information will be given so please be there.

What's on in Careers during Week 5
Career Choice: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Monday: more Year 12 careers interviews, Lunchtime: talk on early entry schemes and distribution of forms, Period 5: EAS information meeting, Tuesday: Careers Room open at lunchtime.

Thought for the week
School Matters: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Do great in the small things. --Mother Teresa

UNSW Courses and Careers Day
Universities: Posted 12-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
As you know Courses and Careers Day is on Saturday 1 September from 9am-4pm at the Kensington Campus. During Courses and Careers Day there will be different kinds of lectures and activities. See the website for details.
For more information, visit www.ccday.unsw.edu.au

Last Year students to have a careers interview
Career Choice: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are one of the last 14 students that I have not yet spoken to, please come and see me to make a time for our interview. Thank you for your cooperation.

EAS (Educational Access Scheme) - meeting
Universities: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This scheme is for students applying to university who have undergone educational disadvantage because of circumstances beyond their control eg illness, family circumstances etc. This scheme will increase your chance of getting into a course. To find out what is involved and if you are eligible, please meet with Mrs McGregor and myself at the beginning of Period 5 on Monday 13th August (after the Early Entry meeting at lunchtime).

UNSW COurses and Careers Day 1 Sept
Universities: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A booklet with all the lectures and activities has arrived. See me or ring 9385 1800 for your own copy.

Aquatic Explorers Dive Careers Downunder
Career Choice: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
VET accredited courses in a range of maritime, boating, diving and instructor courses. Do this in 8 months at Cronulla starting 5th Feb 2008. See me for details.

Sydney Uni - Design and Architecture courses
Universities: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Booklets have arrived on Design in Architecture 2008 (2007 UAI 93.15) and Desgin Computing 2008 (2007 UAI 85.5)
For more information, visit www.arch.usyd.edu.au

Mining Engineering as a career option
Career Choice: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If anyone, other than the 2 Year 12 students I have spoken to about this, is interested in a career in this area, please see me about a function coming up.

The Hotel School Sydney
Private Colleges: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open Day is Sat 15 Sept 9-1pm. Find out about corses, scholarships, FEE-HELP, job prospects and the link with Southren Cross Uni.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.scu.edu.au

Year 11 guest speaker -Thursday
Career Choice: Posted 8-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 11 are to go to the Hall at the beginning of Period 1on Thursday 9th August to hear Michael McQueen, an excellent guest speaker being brought to Tamworth schools by Careers Network. It will go for Periods 1 and 2.

Early Entry forms & Scholarships - meeting
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There will be a meeting at lunchtime on Monday 13th August at 12.45 in the library. I will speak about Early entry schemes at Southern Cross, UNE, CHarles Sturt, Notre Dame and Wollongong and hand out the forms. I will also hand out scholarship applications for UNE and SCU. This meeting will be the ONLY opportunity for you to hear advice on what to do and suggestions on how to make your applications as successful as you can. Bring a pen and paper or your school diary.

Study at UNE in 2008 and live at home
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
How? If you want to live off-campus for medical, financial or other reasons you can apply directly to UNE using the Undergraduate Admission Application Form. Most courses are offered this way. See me for details of the application and what you have to do. This is a good option for some students.

UTS Scholarships: B of IT worth $39,000
Scholarships: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Apply for a co-op scholarship - industry sponsored work placements, 100% grad employment, no prior knowledge of IT required. All in 3 years. see me for application forms and details.
For more information, visit it.uts.edu.au/course/scholarship/bit/

St John's College at Uni of Sydney
Accommodation: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Accommodation for males and females is available. If you go to the open day on August 25, you can viist the college or arrange for an interview if you want to attend there in 2008. You will need to ring to make an appointment for an interview with Dr David Daintree on 9394 5200. See website for details.
For more information, visit www.stjohnscollege.usyd.edu.au

Camp America 2008
Job vacancies: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
You need to be over 18. Applications now being accepted for 9 weeks work in June-AUgust 2008. Ph 1300889067 or go to the website.
For more information, visit www.campamerica.com.au

Australian International Hotel School Canberra
Private Colleges: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Degree courses in business, hospo, tourism, events, gastronomy,hotel mgt etc Application forms available.
For more information, visit www.aihs.edu.au

Uni of Sydney: Sydney College of the Arts
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about courses and scholarships on offer at the open day on Sat 25 August 10-4pm. Courses in Film & Digital Art, Photography, GLass, Jewellery, Design, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture etc
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/sca/openday

Indigenous students: scholarships/applic'n process
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Would indigenous students in Year 12 please contact me if you are applying to university so I can discuss various options open to you depending on which university you are interested in attending.

Early Childhood Courses at ACU
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Catholic University with campuses in Strathfield, Canberra etc offer B Education (Early Chldhood and Primary) and B Teacing (Early Childhood) or you may exit with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au

Appprenticeship in Engineering (Fabricatication)
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A 4 year apprenticeship is available now if anyone would like to try to get it and beat the end of Year 12 rush for jobs. See me for details.

Macquarie Uni Online survey - prizes!
Universities: Posted 7-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Answer the online survey and go in the draw for a Coles/Myer store voucher for $100. Ring or email: macquarie@mcgregor.com.au

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