It’s been a great start to the year with lots of activity and career events taking place.
Year 12 students were involved in a Careers session. Concepts covered included Study scores, ATAR calculations, VTAC process, Term one career meetings and how to start their course planning. Year 12 students are expected to complete their course research page in their next study period at school ready to have their conversations with Jodie. Students are encouraged to use the careers resources- University books and VTAC course search to help them complete the page. Students are also encouraged to use the ATAR calculator during the year to help them track their progress.http://vce.atarcalc.com/
Study Skills session-
V1 & V2 students (Year 10 & Year 11’s) participated in the Deakin Study Skills session. Students were really engaged in the program with lots of positive comments following the session. Students enjoyed the opportunity to hear from student ambassadors –not that much older than themselves sharing their best study techniques and tips for making it through VCE.
“On Thursday 16th February, we had a few students from Deakin University come to our school to give us insight of how we should study. It was a great program to be apart off. The year 10 and 11 students understood where the two students were coming from because they are easier to connect with as they were young, they made us engage with their activities and as well as learning skills to help us in the future. Overall the workshop was very effective and gave us more confidence on improving our skills in regarding studying skills” -Eftalya.
The following notes were taken from one of the sessions highlighting what students feel are their biggest problems for them in relation to Time Management and effective studying and proven strategies on dealing with these problems. Students took home a valuable resource to use in assisting them in setting up their study routine.
TIME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS
TIME MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
* TURN OFF YOUR PHONE
*prioritise what needs to be done
*do homework as soon as you get it
*Listen to music or work in silence
*consider study groups
*have a study balance
*have study breaks
*use internet resources- Google, YouTube
* GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Attention V1, V2 and V3 students…..
Planning your future? Trying to work out which course is the best fit for you?
Research… research… research… so that you can make informed decisions for your future.
· Attend VCE & Career expo – held at Caulfield Racecourse 4-7th May. You can register to attend VCE subject seminars, talk to TAFE & University representatives, chat with Apprenticeship Information groups, Defence Force and employer groups.www.vceandcareers.com.au
· Attend University events:- seminars, school holiday programs, one day events, workshops and of course Open Days that will take place later in the year
· Use the VTAC website to do course searches www.vtac.edu.au
· Make sure that the Careers team has your up to date email address and that you check it every day!!!
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT COURSES AT MONASH UNIVERSITY?
One way is to attend an ‘Inside Monash’ seminar. Get the inside story of what it’s really like to study at Monash. You’ll hear from a current student, a past student and an academic.
It’s the best 90 minutes you could spend researching your course.
When: 6.30-8pm, March 7th Arts, 8th Business, 9th Science, 28th Pharmacy;
April 6th Design and Fine Art, 11th Architecture, 12th Interior Architecture;
May 2nd Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 4th Nursing and Midwifery, 9th Education, 11thPsychology, 16th Medicine and Biomedical Science, 16th Education, 17th Law, 18th Health Sciences, 18th IT, 23rd Biomedical Sciences, Radiography and Nutrition, 25th Engineering; June 14th Business; August 15th Music, 31st: Education, 31st Science and Careers; September 5th Education.
Register: www.monash.edu/inside-monash; Information: Call 1800 MONASH.
If you follow the link and research the seminars you are interested in attending it will indicate which Monash campus it is being held at.
Year 12 students …Do you want to study medicine?
Any Year 12 student wishing to consider studying Medicine at Monash University MUST sit the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test) . Please research the following website for further information
https://umat.acer.edu.au/ and come and see Jodie to let her know your plan to register.
Congratulations to Eftalya, Krisha, Alison, Melanie and RaHeNa all of Year 10 for jumping at the opportunity to do GoFor I.T Work experience program with Tata Consultancy firm! The girls will be travelling into St Kilda each day and learning lots about Information Technology, Maths and Science and how these subjects are vital in the work place! It is also a fantastic opportunity for the girls to start their career research and networking! We know they will have a fantastic time!
Careers & Pathways Manager