Upcoming careers dates
|August||University Scholarships still open for all universities|
|11 August||University of Otago, course planning, 8.30am, Miles Warren building|
|15 August||University Scholarship applications close|
|17 August||Waikato University Virtual Open Day|
|18 August||Victoria University of Wellintgon, course planning, 8.30am|
|18 August||University of Otago, course planning, 8.30am, W102|
|23 August||University of Auckland, Novotel, Cathedral Square, 6.30-8.00pm|
|25 August||Lincoln University, course planning, 8.30am|
|26 August||Massey University Open Day, Wellington|
|27 August||University of Auckland Open Day|
|27 August||AUT (Auckland University of Technology) Open Day|
|1 September||UC course planning, 8.30am, Miles Warren Building|
|1 September||Victoria University of Wellintgon, closing date for Scholarships|
|9 September||UC Open Day|
|15 September||Accommodation applications due|
Christ's College CareerWise – new format
All Years 12–13 boys should subscribe to the College CareerWise site. Regular posts are put up for News and Events. Click here to subscribe. Hopefully, parents are subscribing to this as well.
Finding purpose – advice for today’s school leavers
Generation Z (born between 1995–2009) will live longer than previous generations, so ensuring that these young people find meaning and purpose in their roles is integral to future-proofing careers and work life.
Discovering your career passion is a worthy endeavour. While not every job is going to fill us with excitement every day, people need to be clear on the impact of their work on what matters in life. If all you do is find a job that has security and pays well, or lines up with what the careers advisor suggests, it is unlikely you will stick with it.
However, if your work passion complements a career you can be well-trained in and paid for, then you have lined up three vital things. Passion, contribution, motivation, and where you want to make a difference are key aspects of the equation.
Getting started and finding momentum is also important. Think about what you are passionate about and keep edging towards that aim. You can then start to carve out a career that enables you to contribute for a long period. That consistent service and contribution in one direction are what build a lifetime of change and impact.
School subject selection – Term 3
Boys choosing their 2023 subjects this term can check out these best preparation links to aid their decisions regarding university and polytechnic study. Recently, Ara has been added to the list.
University of Canterbury – Best prep
Lincoln University – Best prep
University of Otago – Best prep
University of Victoria of Wellington – Best prep
University of Auckland – Best prep
Massey University – Best prep
University of Waikato – Best prep
Ara – Best prep
CCRF – Term 3
The New Zealand Common Confidential Reference Form (CCRF) is an online university accommodation reference form. Students need to fill in the form at the same time as they apply to the halls of residence for their chosen university (or universities). They can register for accommodation at several universities on the one form. Applications for halls of residence open on 1 August and close on 15 September. Go to the student registration for the CCRF.
Check out the NCEA resources to help attain the best grades and prepare for upcoming internals and externals – resources for NCEA.
University scholarships for Year 13 students
Boys can start researching the different scholarships available. Most scholarship applications close about 1 September. MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published an extensive guide to university scholarships.
University of Auckland – Engineering Information Evenings
For those unable to join the recent Engineering Information Evenings
online, they have been recorded.
The University of Auckland now makes fast-track offers to students. To assist you, check out the frequently asked questions at AskAuckland.
University of Auckland Open Day – buses
On Saturday 27 August, buses will be running in Auckland – from surrounding regions and for those travelling from the airport – for students travelling to Mānawa Mai | Open Day. Students can register for Mānawa Mai | Information Evening and Open Day. Details will be sent to you regarding registering for airport, regional, or Auckland buses.