Students fo­cus on fu­ture sub­jects at uni visit

Central and North Burnett Times - - SCHOOL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

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.

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