27 November 2017

Careers Information

Scotch College Combined Schools Tertiary Expo 2017

Students in Years 10, 11 & 12 are invited to attend the above Expo to be held in the Dickinson Centre at Scotch College on Wednesday 7 June 2017 from 5.00pm - 7.00pm. This Expo will feature university representatives from around Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and the ACT) as well as Defence Force Recruiting, Apprenticeships Australia, aviation colleges, Engineers Australia, Gap Year opportunities, Education USA and many more. This is a great opportunity for students to gather more information about possible further education and training opportunities, prerequisite subjects for university courses and alternatives to university.

Year 12 Career Focus Breakfasts

Year 12 students have the opportunity to meet with OSCs who currently work in a variety of careers that may be of interest and may assist students to make further education choices for 2018. These breakfasts are sponsored by the OSC and have been advertised to Year 12 students who may avail themselves of this opportunity each Wednesday in June commencing 7 June at 7.15 am in the Dining Hall.

Places are still available but students must register through Mr Frusher for catering purposes.

UMAT Registration

A reminder to any Year 12 student who is considering sitting the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical Admission Test) that registrations are due by Friday 2 June 2017.

University Information

Curtin University Scholarship Alert

Year 12 students can sign up for Curtin's free scholarship email service to receive an email alert whenever a scholarship that matches their criteria is open for applications. An email reminder will also be sent before applications close.

To subscribe, visit the scholarship website here.

Curtin University Information Sessions

Parent Information Sessions to discuss the university entrance process, Curtin's range of courses and scholarships will be held at Curtin University on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June from 5.00pm - 7.00pm at Curtin University, Bentley. Register here.

The University of Sydney

Meet Sydney information evening will be held on Thursday 8 June in Perth. Register here.

The University of Melbourne/Ormond College

Year 12 students who are considering studying at The University of Melbourne in 2018 are invited to attend the 2017 Open Day on Sunday 20 August, 2017. For more information and to register click here.

Study in the USA - PSAT Testing

The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a preliminary version of the SAT. Not only does the PSAT help prepare students to take the SAT or ACT, a great score on the PSAT can also open the door to National Merit Scholarships and other awards. With $180 million dollars in scholarships awarded to students that achieve high scores on the PSAT, how students perform on this exam can help them earn scholarship dollars that change the direction of their college planning. The PSAT is much more than a practice test, it is seen as an essential preparation tools for students who are considering future study in the USA.

The PSAT is fully aligned with the new SAT that made its debut in March 2016. The new PSAT, is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and tests skills in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Scotch College is now a registered test centre and will be offering students the opportunity to sit this test on Saturday 14 October 2017. The cost is $30 per student which includes preparation material, personalised feedback on test results and a suggested custom SAT study plan.

If students and/or parents are interested in finding out more about this test please contact Mr Frusher at Scotch College.

To purchase tickets please visit the Scotch College website and click on the 'Book a Scotch Event' icon. Registrations will close on 23 June 2017.

UK & US University Applications for 2018

Year 12 students who are considering applying to overseas university commencing in July 2018 are advised to commence the application process sooner rather than later. The process can be quite involved and requires a lot of research in regard to courses and universities. Mr Frusher can be of assistance in this process.

Scholarships

Bond University

Scholarships applications for Bond University are now open! These scholarships encompass a range full-fee and part-fee tuition remission. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, sport, leadership arts and community enhancement.

For more information visit bond.edu.au/scholarships

Applications close on 31 July 2017.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Scholarships

AIQS offers a number of scholarships each year for Year 12 students who qualify for entry into a Quantity Surveying, Construction Economics, Construction Management (Economics) or other appropriate course at an AIQS accredited university in Australia.

The scholarship is to the total value of AU$3,000. Applications close: 1 September 2017.

July Revision Programs

ATARGET Years 10, 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programs will be offered at Christchurch from Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July. Enrol on-line at www.atarget.com.au or phone 9486 1377.

ATAR Extra Years 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programs will be offered at Wesley College from Monday 3 July - Friday 7 July. Enrol at www.atarextra.com.au or phone 9486 1377.

WACE Plus Education - Years 11 and 12 - subject revision, study skills, essay writing and exam preparation programs will be offered at Hale School from Monday 10 July -Friday 14 July. Enrol at www.waceplus.com.au or phone 9386 1377.

Careers with STEM

This website is a great resource for anyone interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field. Find out where maths, science, engineering, code, health and more could take you, and learn about possibilities you didn't know existed.

https://careerswithstem.com/

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser