The ideal course
Now’s the time to look at career paths, Katrina Stokes
YEAR 12 students looking to make informed career choices are being urged to start thinking about their study options for the future.
The Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo will give them an opportunity to talk with the state’s main education providers.
Among them will be the University of South Australia.
UNISA student liaison coordinator Tahnee Blight, who will attend the expo this year, says forward planning now will better prepare students for the decisions they make at the end of the year.
‘‘ Spending a few hours at the expo will allow students to solidify what they are aiming for and, in many cases, motivate them throughout their high school studies,’’ she says.
‘‘ Students are always best served when they follow their passion so, once they know that is possible, they can begin to develop that passion.’’
UNISA student Carolyn Walters, studying a double degree in Commerce and Applied Finance, attended the expo last year, where she offered study advice.
‘‘ Having just experienced what Year 12 students are going through, I was able to give some reassurance to students as to what they can expect from university study,’’ she says.
‘‘ I spoke with a lot of students who came to the day with no idea what they wanted to study, but left with a handful of options. When I was in Year 12, I changed my mind several times so it was great attending events like the expo and knowing my options.’’
BEEN THERE: Carolyn Walters, who is studying Commerce and Applied Finance at the University of South Australia, attended the expo last year to advise prospective students.