Students focus on future subjects at uni visit
MONTO State High School’s Year 9 students had a taste of life after school, with a trip to Central Queensland University’s Rockhampton campus.
The two day visit saw students take personality tests to match them with suitable areas of study. Somewere a little doubtful of the accuracy of the exercise, particularly the boy who was lined up as a beautician and florist.
Aswas the case with most students, Tom Morgan and Zoe Mason were interested in how they were matched with potential courses. Tom said he considered himself a sports-oriented student, with maths his academic strength.
“There were loads of jobs on show,” Tom said.
“The personality test pointed me towards a promoter or a driver. A project engineer looks like a good option.”
Zoe was matched to caring or nurturing professions. She shared the view of the rest of the group that the food and accommodation had been great.
“My personality (test) matched me to the role of a social worker or a teacher, so I will probably enter one of those,” Zoe said. “With teaching, I would prefer primary students.”
The group went to the uni campus last year and made a movie about the transition from high school to university. This year, their focus was on career planning and choosing the right subjects for the best career path.
HELLO UNI LIFE: (back) Paige Leifels, Thomas Morgan; (third row) Taylah Steger, Angus Williams, Jessika Brown, Matthew Brown, Breanna Cook, Quinn Johnston, Jackson Baldwin, Caleb Cogzell; (front) Lainey Blythe, Amy Birch, Sarah Hampton, Mackenzie Baldwin, Zoe Mason, Cameron Hill, Jarrod Dahtler, TomKampf, Brie Wilson, Brieanna Curtis, Cameron Briffa; (seated) Sam Jones and Lachlan Wren-Hanley at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton.