As part of my role as the Careers counsellor at the College, I seek to provide students with the opportunity to have exposure to a diverse variety of occupational pathways in order to assist them to make informed career decisions. One way I aim to achieve this is by holding lunchtime information sessions for interested students. So far this year we have had a wide variety of sessions with numerous presentations from external organisations (universities, Defence Force and industry specific organisations). However, we also love to bring back our past students to share their career journeys. These lunchtime sessions allow our students to learn about a diverse array of career pathways and encourage them to explore all options available to them. We also seek to encourage the students to break down gender stereotypes and explore non-traditional pathways where possible.
In 2019 we have introduced a new event into the LHC calendar, the Careers Symposium. This inaugural event, to be held on the evening of Wednesday the 7th of August, will provide our senior students with the opportunity to explore a variety of occupational areas and career choices that they might engage in after their final year of study at school. From late last year we put the call out to past pupils to volunteer on the evening and have had an amazing response.
With over 20 private providers signing up and over 50 industry professionals (almost all of whom are past pupils) volunteering their time to talk to students, the Careers Symposium promises to be a great evening. The presenters will be speaking in multiple small group sessions where they will share their industry knowledge, job expertise and information about the institutions and/or organisations that facilitated their choices.
The evening should greatly support the students in making decisions regarding their post-school career options.
Mrs Richelle Staley
LHC Careers Counsellor