Upcoming careers dates
|19 March||Massey University liaison visit, 1pm|
|23 March||Your Education High School Exchanges presentation, 1pm (W102)|
|24 March||University of Auckland liaison visit|
|7 April||UC Year 12 Discovery Day|
|19–24 April||UC Elaine P Snowden Astronomy School|
|20–23 April||Rabobank FoodX 2020, Lincoln University|
|1 May||UC careers session, Year 12|
|3–4 May||Dunedin Tertiary Open Day|
|7–9 May||Careers Expo, Horncastle Arena|
|8 May||University of Otago careers session, Year 13|
|27 May||UC Choose Science careers evening|
|1 June||Massey University, Student Experience Day|
|3 June||UC information evening|
|6 July||Massey University, Student Experience Day|
|9 July||UC Open Day|
|1 August||Halls of residence applications open, Victoria University|
|21 August||Victoria University Open Day|
|1 September||School leaver scholarship applications due, Victoria University|
|1 October||Online enrolment opens, Victoria University|
|1 October||Halls of residence applications due, Victoria University|
Christ's College CareerWise
I encourage you to register on the Christ’s College careers website CareerWise, which will give you weekly updates about events, jobs and news.
Recent posts on the CareerWise website
Please click on the above Careerwise link for more information
- The Learning Place Barista Course
- Lincoln University Open Day
- Your Education Student Exchange
- Money Hub – Scholarships
- Health Careers Expo
New York University Abu Dhabi
Liaison visit – Friday 27 March. Due to the coronavirus Covid-19, the liaison officer from NYU Abu Dhabi has had to postpone his visit.
UC Year 12 Discovery Day
The 2020 UC Year 12 Discovery Day will be held during the first week of the school holidays on Tuesday 7 April. Boys who want to attend should email me and I will forward their names to UC liaison staff, who will then send them details for registration and planning. More than 60 boys have now shown an interest in this event.
Otago Tertiary Open Day
A group of College students will travel to Dunedin for the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic Open Days on Sunday and Monday 3–4 May. We will travel by coach and stay at the KiwisNest backpackers hostel on Sunday. This is an opportunity for the boys to see Dunedin, attend lectures or information sessions and look at accommodation options. This is a school trip. We do not allow boys to drive their own vehicles with other students, but parents can travel to Dunedin with their son independently if they choose. The boys will be given booklets to help them plan their day. More information is available on College’s CareerWise website. There are six places still available.
Your Education – High School Exchanges
The Your Education team plan to visit College on Monday 23 March to talk about opportunities for high school exchanges and gap year options. Destinations on offer include Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Japan. All students welcome, room W102, 1pm. For more information, go to www.youreducation.co.nz
On Friday 3 April, the last day of term, there are no classes for boys, but there are parent–student–teacher interviews for Years 9 and 10 students. An opportunity has also come up for senior boys to visit the Canterbury District Health Board, and we will be taking a group along at 12.30pm. The CDHB will showcase the wider health system, including hospitality, trades, IT, community, business and corporate, as well as the better known clinical and allied health roles, such as nurse, doctor, midwife, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Students should email me – email@example.com – to register their interest in this event.
MedEntry – UCAT preparation
There are different views about when to sit UCAT. Many students wait until their first year of university, while others see benefit in sitting UCAT in Year 13. If so, Year 13 students will need to sit UCAT in July 2020. For more information, go to www.MedEntry.co.nz
Inzone Careers Kiosk
Because of our support of Inzone in the past, we have been chosen as one of a few schools in Christchurch to have a Careers Kiosk in the Library. The boys are able to view short video clips of different jobs within different vocational pathways, including construction and infrastructure, creative industries, manufacturing and technology, primary industries, service industries, and social and community services. I encourage boys to put the headphones on and watch these videos.
The Careers Expo will be held at Horncastle Arena from Thursday 7–Saturday 9 May. On Thursday and Friday from 9am–3pm, and on Saturday from 10am–3pm. Year 12 students will visit the Expo on Thursday 7 May, from 9–10.15am, and Year 11 students will visit the Expo on Friday 8 May, from 9.30–10.30am. Saturday morning would be a good time for parents to visit the Expo with their sons.
Lincoln University – FoodX 2020
From Monday 20–Thursday 23 April, Lincoln University will again host the Rabobank FoodX Camp, which gives students in Years 12 and 13 the chance to explore the primary industries. Held in the second week of the April school holidays, the camp is a thought-provoking, all expenses paid experience that offers the rare opportunity to see exactly where our food comes from. Applications are now open. This is a great opportunity for any senior student interested in exploring future career opportunities in agriculture and the primary sector, and I invite interested students to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org – for more information.