In order to give our students the best possible career prospects, Cardijn College provides students with a range of career resources.
Our career resources, supported by qualified and experienced career counsellors, include:
Individual careers counselling, subject choice counselling and SACE preference counselling for students and their parents
Comprehensive Careers Resource Centre
Career guidance programs
Career links database
Careers information published in bulletins and in the newsletter
Liaison with SACE, universities and TAFEs
Assistance with SATAC applications
Parent information evenings on SACE and career choices
Work experience support
VET Work Placement management and support
Senior School student information.
For further information regarding career counselling contact one of our Career Counsellors on 8392 9500.
Parents play an important part in assisting students to research career choices so they get the right information and can make informed decisions.
Young people enjoy hearing your story about how and why you decided to get into the career choice(s) you have made. What about the story of family and friends? Have they made changes and if so, why and how has it worked for them. Ask them to speak to your student so that they get a much broader picture of career choices. Remember, that they need an honest approach, so what are the negatives as well as the positives.
Another thing to bear in mind is what they enjoy. What sport do they play; are there career choices attached not just playing sports but also in the administrative or management as well as the support area (e.g. Trainer, physiotherapy, specialist fitness coach)? What volunteer groups are they involved in and what about this group do they enjoy? It may be that they did not find it a positive experience if not, why not. Often the experience of realising what they do not like is of great benefit for future career choices.
Parents are invaluable in listening to, understanding and supporting students. Yes, sometimes their dreams seem a little far-fetched but with proper research, they may find they can still be a part of the industry in a different capacity if their first choice is out of reach.
Remain supportive to their ideas and help them to be confident and understand that there are many choices available; it is just a matter of tapping into the right area and gaining the right study and/or training.
Marlene Maney, Careers Counsellor
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