The ideal course

Now’s the time to look at ca­reer paths, Ka­t­rina Stokes

The Advertiser - Careers - - Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo -

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.’’

Picture: Mark Brake

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.

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