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2008 UNSW Minerals Summer School
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For year 10 or 11 students. See me. Closing date is 17 Sept 2007.
For more information, visit www.mining.unsw.edu.au

Automotive apprenticeships on offer
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
MTA Apprenticeships Plus is an organisation that employs automotive apprentices and trainees in NSW in 10 areas eg light and heavy vehicle, panel beating, tyre fitting, business administration and 5 other areas. See me for details.

Macquarie Uni Open Day program
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Held Sat 1st Sept 10-4. See the booklet or website for details. Remember to also visit colleges to check out accommodation.
For more information, visit www.openday.mq.edu.au

Newcastle Uni Open days for students & parents
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Port Macquarie campus: Sat 25 Aug 10-1, Newcastle: Sat 8 Sept 10-3, Ourimbah on Central Coast: Sat 15 Sept 10-3.
For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au

UNE Open Day notes and money DUE NOW
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These are due Friday 24th August. If you still want to go, but have either lost the note or haven't brought it in yet let me know ASAP so you can get a seat on the bus before I open the offer to other students.

Full time job starting after the HSC
Job vacancies: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There is a fulltime junior position here in Tamworth available from mid November. You would need to be an independent worker, have some interest or knowledge of computers, enjoy working with your hands and not be afraid to get your hands duty. Duties include: sales, customer service, working with registers, printers and copiers. See me for more details if you are interested.

More EAS applications available
Universities: Posted 23-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These are available from either Mrs McGregor or myself. Remember you need to make an appointment to see Mrs McGregor to assist you with your application and do not leave it until the last week of term please.

Lunchtime talks and guest speakers after the Trial
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
In Weeks 9-11 there will be a series of guest speakers and lunchtime talks (eg on preferences to UAC and QTAC), TAFE, Centrelink, apprenticeships etc. Keep an eye out for details on Careers Alert.

Newcastle Uni Accounting Scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A scholarship will be offered to a Tamworth student (will it be you?). Applications close 31 August and you need to go to the website below to apply.
For more information, visit webapps.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships/index.cfm

Performance, Creative &Communication Arts at UWS
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses on Fines Arts and Electronic Arts at UWS have become the Bachelor of Contemporary Art. The acting, theatre and dance courses have been combined into the Bachelor of Performance. Thre is a collaborative partnership with NIDA beginning this year. See me for the brochure and booklet if you are looking for a career in advertising, animation, journalism, media, graphic design, multimedia, music or public relations.
For more information, visit www.uws.edu.au

Were you away last Friday?
Universities: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Did you miss out receiving the sheet entitled UAC 2007: A list of the important things to know or a permission note to the UNE open day? See me if you didn't get them.

Hundreds of new careers sites added
Career Choice: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I have recently added over a hundred websites to the Careers website which are aimed at specific careers or job areas from Accounting to Zoo Careers. Have a browse through them if you are still seeking inspiration on what to do with your life. It is in the Career Sites Worth Checking section.
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/careers/Careers%20Sites%20worth%20Checking.htm

Thought for the week
School Matters: Posted 20-8-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability - John Wooden

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.

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