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Careers in media & communications
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I received attended a Careers Advisers day where we looked at careers in radio, television and newspapers. Next term I will hold a lunchtime talk to let you know what I found out and what advice people working these industries told us to tell interested students.

Careers in the music, film and performing arts
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me to look at the magazine (TBQ-Music issue) that has just arrived that shows jobs that young people are doing in these areas, gives advice to students who want to get into singing, composing, production, film industry, modelling etc.

Careers in Science
Universities: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please check this website for both general information on careers for science graduates and information on specific science careers.
For more information, visit science.uniserve.edu.au/school/resource/careers.html

Medicine at Wollongong University
Universities: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This year has seen the first 80 students entering UOW's Graduate Medical students. IT will primarily focus on the shortage of doctors in rural, regional and remote areas. If you are thinking of medicine, this may be an option if you do another degree first preferably in the health field or science areas.
For more information, visit www.uow.edu.au

Last Careers Alert fo this term - holiday advice
Career Choice: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This is the last email from me before the holidays so I wish you a happy and holy Easter. I will be taking a week's Long Service Leave as from Friday 30th March. Try to make some use of your holidays to study (there are only 278 days left of this year and less to you begin the HSC and final yearly exams). Think about career options and investigate them or, if you are travelling, try to visit colleges or universities you are thinking of attending. If you still have no idea, use this time to investigate some of the careers websites located on the Careers page of the school website. This page will be changed and updated next terms so stay tuned...
For more information, visit www.mccarthy.nsw.edu.au/newcareers.htm

R.I.P. Marcus Plevey
School Matters: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Some of you, and your older brothers or sisters, would know Marcus Plevey (Year 12 2004). You would, like everyone who knew him, be shocked and saddened to hear that he was tragically killed in a car accident in Western Australia recently. His funeral was held in Manilla yesterday (Tuesday). If you have an older brother or sister who was in his year at school, you may like to let them know in case they have not heard this tragic news. Rest in peace Marcus.

Thought of the week
School Matters: Posted 28-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans" - John Lennon.

Health Careers Forum - Wed 21 March
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Make sure permission notes are signed and returned. You will be asked to leave from the assembly and be taken to the new unit at the hospital and will miss Periods 1-3.

Macquarie Uni courses
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
For details of courses, HSC requirements, career options - see the poster in the Senior Study or the Careers Noticeboard.

Rotary Aviation expo applications.
Career Choice: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Due soon if you want to apply - for Year 10 & 11 students interested in a career in aviation.

Climate change related courses at uni
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
These include engineering, it, environmental planning, science, resource management etc. See me for details.

Forensic science at Griffith Uni in Qld
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Visit the website below for details or see me.
For more information, visit www.griffith.edu.au/futurestudents/science

UNSW's B Arts (Media & Communications)
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Major in film, theatre & performance study or in media, culture and technology. UNSW also offer a dance/education course.

Indigenous Engineering at UNSW
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details of the program and their summer school.

Law essay - UNSW Faculty of Law
Universities: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Prizes of $500, $300 and $200 to write an essay on peoples rights and religion. Open to Yr 11 and 12. See your teacher or me for details or visit the website. Winning would look good on a resume or to mention in an interview.
For more information, visit www.law.unsw.edu.au/essaycomp

Current job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 20-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Apprentice electrician ( leave now and avoid the end of year rush), motor vehicle sales persons, computer technician, office position, stock person at feedlot, casual at IGA Quirindi, council workers/labourers, apprenticeships in fitter/turner/welder and electrician, casual & permanent administration positions, trainee livestock buyer and salesman.

Year 12 2006 - Casual work available
Job vacancies: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Northcott in Tamworth is looking for school leavers from 2006 who would be interested in casual work paying at least $17.00 per hour during weekends and school holidays. The job is providing personal care and activities with training provided. Northcott provides a respite care program. If interested or if you want more details, please ring April at Northcott on 67665755 or drop your resume in to 112 Carthage St.

Sydney University handbook for 2008
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Read about courses offered, services provided and everything else you need to know if you want to consider Sydney University.

What jobs pay 2006-2007 & Job prospects
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
This book is available in the careers room and so is the one on job prospects. These are useful when deciding on which career path you may want to follow. The pay book details the occupations by age group ie 15-19 yrs to 45 plus.

Have your friends subscribed to Careers Alert?
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Please ask your friends and show them how easy it is to subscribe. It is the only way to find out everything you need to know about career information in the school.

Career Expo at TREC - change of date
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
I received a fax this week that the date for Tamworth students is now Friday 4th May. Please change this in your diary.

Health Careers Forum Wed 21st March
Career Choice: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who gave their names to me, should listen to the notices at the end of this week for details of this and when to collect a letter to your parents. You will be bussed from school to the hospital and back next Wed morning. More details to follow.

Macleay College course brochures
Private Colleges: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Multiple copies of course brochures have arrived. Some are in the Senior Study. Remember that no UAI is needed for these courses and you may use them to apply to uni later. With some courses, you can go straight into certain uni courses at the end of your advanced diploma from Macleay eg UTS, Newcastle, WOllongong & SCU. Youth allowance is available and so are bank loans. Read about their employment prospects eg they say 94% of journalism graduates gained positions in the industry & 93% of advertising graduates. Courses include: BACHELOR OF ARTS WITH SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY, EVENT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING, BUSINESS (MANAGEMENT/MARKETING/ACCOUNTING), HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, TRAVEL AND TOURISM, JOURNALISM, ADVERTISING, REAL ESTATE (HSC Leavers), BOOK EDITING AND PUBLISHING.


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

Resume writing workshops - Wed & Friday
School Matters: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
There are still some vacancies (4 for Wed) and Friday. You will all need resumes for jobs, college, scholarship, etc applications. Please bring a memory stick or CD to save it. Workshops start at 12.45 and you end up with good resume, rather than an average one. Find out what the latest trends are and what makes a successful resume. It can help get you an interview or it can make you miss the cut.

Careers in science, engineering and technology
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A good website showing what jobs you can get by studying in these areas. Try the 10 minute quiz: Get SET Search is a free, interactive tool to help you discover the range of science, engineering and technology (SET) careers available to university graduates.
For more information, visit www.science.mq.edu.au/

Macquarie Uni handbook 2007 & open day
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details of all courses and subjects studied in them have arrived and so have the Faculty books for Law; Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy; Health and Human Sciences; Education; Business, Commerce, Economics and Finance; Science; Humanities; Computing, IT and Electronics. The uni open day is Sat 1st September from 10-4.
For more information, visit www.mq.edu.au

Engineering @ Macquarie Uni Info evening
Universities: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Parent & student info evening on Engineering at Macquarie Uni and look at the options eg telecommunications, computing, photonics, software, wireless and electronics. If will be held on Tuesday 27th March at 6.30pm.See me for more details.

Short holiday courses at JuliusMedia
Private Colleges: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses in stage lighting, safety, video and sound mixing etc will be held in both April and July holidays. See me for dates and costs. Check their website for details of courses leading to careers in the events and entertainment industry.
For more information, visit www.juliusmedia.com

Traineeships & Apprenticeships for Year 12 2006
Job vacancies: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Tamworth Regional Council has advertised in The Leader for a mechanical or electrical apprenticeship. If you can't get the Leader, please contact me if you, or someone you know, are looking for an apprenticeship like this. There is also one going for aircraft avionics. Traineeships in the meat industry - livestock buyer and salesman. Other traineeships in Wee Waa and Tenterfield are being advertised as are jobs as architectural technicians, air force logistics officer (salary $52,400 pa), etc.

Thought for the week
School Matters: Posted 13-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small leaps" - David Lloyd George.

ACTT - Stage and Theatre courses.
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Here are details for this year or keep it in mind for next year: Certificate III in Live Production/Advanced Diploma of Stage Management. Certificate III is offered F/T over 8 months and the Advanced Diploma of Stage Management is held F/T over 1 year. Courses commence 12th March, 2007. Certificate IV in Music Theatre Audition Dates: By Appointment. Take up one of the final places in this one year full-time course. Acting, singing and dancing are all taught by Sydney's best music theatre and acting tutors. Course Commences 12th March, 2007
For more information, visit Web: www.actt.edu.au

Resume preparation courses in the library
School Matters: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
If you want to know how to prepare a good resume, listen to details in home room and assembly this week and put your name on Mrs Barrett's list. It will be held at lunchtimes in the library and will be limited to the first 20 students who apply.

Marine Careers Forum 18 June 2007
Career Choice: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Open to students in Years 11-12 who are interested in a range of marine-based careers. To be held in Sydney, cost is $10 and you must apply through me not directly. Ph 0292983655 for more info or see the flyer I have.

APM courses and cadetship program
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses available in:- Business- Marketing- Public Relations- Event Management- Advertising- Sport Management & Marketing- Entertainment & Music Management- Digital & Interactive Marketing. See me for details of their internship and cadet program. Also see the flyer comparing uni course costs and private college costs and earning capacities.


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

MedEntry - UMAT preparation course
Universities: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See me for details about this course and the discount they offer.
For more information, visit www.MedEntry.com.au

Blue Mountains Hotel School - courses & scholarshi
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
They offer diploma and degree courses with a New Bachelor of Business course with Uni of Queensland. I have brochures on their courses and the Career Focus Days - try before you buy. Find out whether studying hospitality, tourism management, commercial cookery if what you want to do. Find out about their scholarships. See me or the website.
For more information, visit www.hotelschool.com.au

Rotary Aviation Careers Expo May 27-29
Career Choice: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Any Year 10 or Year 11 students interested in this must see me for details and an application form.

Sydney Uni Open Day & uni tours
Universities: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Courses and Careers Day this year will be held Sat 25 August. If you and your family will be in Sydney and want a uni tour in any school holidays this year, I have a list of times and dates. See me or visit the web site.
For more information, visit www.usyd.edu.au/visitsydneyuni/

Billy Blue & William Blue Courses & Guest speaker
Private Colleges: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Remember the meeting in M1 Thursday 8th at lunchtime if you are interested in careers in design, hospitality or hotel management. Bring your lunch and see you there at 12.45.

Medicine Information Seminar
Universities: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Alpha Omega Education will be holding a Medicine Information Seminar for students in year 11 and year 12. This one day seminar will cover all you need to know about medicine as a career. Date: 31st of March 2007 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Place: University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus Cost: Students $99 Parents & Teachers $79 Light refreshments will be provided. There will be a list of guest speakers from the medical profession including a careers adviser, a medical student, a junior doctor and a senior specialist; who will share their first hand experiences and professional insights about medicine. They will offer you practical advice and share personal recommendations to help you make an informed decision about choosing medicine as a career. You will get the opportunity to address them with questions or concerns you may have relating to medicine. Subject matter: * Which universities offer undergraduate medicine degrees and what are their selection criteria * What does it take to be a Medical student and what is university life like * What is it like being a day to day practising doctor and what are the challenges * What is UMAT and what does it have to do with studying medicine? All the questions you want to know before, during and after studying medicine will be addressed to help you decide: Is medicine for me? For more information including downloading the enrolment form log onto the website or call us (02) 9708 3666


For more information, visit www.alpha-omega.org.au

Current job vacancies
Job vacancies: Posted 6-3-07 Deadline - No Deadline
See the list in the Careers Noticeboard at the front of the library for the 8 jobs available now.

UMAT - Needed for Medicine - AMEPP course
Universities: Posted 21-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Full course and distance learning options are available. See me for details.
For more information, visit www.amepp.com.au

Women in engineering scholarships
Scholarships: Posted 21-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Girls interested in this should visit QUT's website to check out the current $5000 scholarships and what you can do to be prepared if you want to apply later this year.
For more information, visit scholarships.qut.com

B Applied Science - Careers in Science
Universities: Posted 21-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Queensland Universityof Technology has a website which shows the possible career opportunities for students who choose to do a Bachelor of Applied Science at university. It also lists the areas you may choose to specialise in by offering majors in biochemistry biotechnology chemistry ecology environmental science forensic science geoscience microbiology mathematics and physics.
For more information, visit www.realscience.qut.com/

O week at uni, new courses and new jobs
School Matters: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Good luck to all Year 12 students from 2006 starting life at university, TAFE and other courses. Good luck also to all those in new jobs and those still looking.

What can you do in a GAP year after Year 12
School Matters: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Find out about a range of projects and organisations, what the advantages and disadvantages are, costs etc at a talk in the AV room at lunchtime on Wednesday 28th February. Mark the date and bring your lunch. Year 11 and Year 12 students are welcome.

A day in the life of a hospitality manager
Private Colleges: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Spend a day finding out if hospitality management and event management is what you want to do. Billy Blue hosts several of these days this year in April, July and October. See me for details and dates. Cost is $80.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

A day in the life of a designer
Private Colleges: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Spend a day working on a design brief, producing the artwork and taking it to production stage. Find out if design and multimedia design is what you want to do. Billy Blue hosts 5 of these days a year in June, July, August, September and November. See me for details and dates. Cost is $80.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

Billy Blue & William Blue Courses & Guest speaker
Private Colleges: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
Details of Courses in communication design, multimedia design, hospitality management, event management adn commercial cookery - 1 year diplomas and 3 year degrees. Visit the website or come to hear a guest speaker on Thursday 8th March at lunchtime in M1. Write the date in your diary.
For more information, visit www.billyblue.com.au

Yr 12 2006 - Full time job in Tamworth pharmacy
Job vacancies: Posted 20-2-07 Deadline - No Deadline
A local pharmacy is after a full time employee who is NOT deferring university this year. So if you are looking for a full time permanent position, please contact me at school asap.

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