Careers News

Work experience at the Commonwealth Bank

I was given the unique opportunity to be a part of a work experience program at the Commonwealth Bank for two weeks during the October school holidays. This experience taught me about the work of a graphic designer and how they work within a well-established company such as the Commonwealth Bank.

Throughout the two weeks of the program, I observed and participated in some of the work that was done at the bank. I have tested modules designed by the team, created concept designs for certain projects and observed each team member and how their role contributed to each project. I was given my own keycard, locker, desk and laptop, and even had my own profile set on the Bank’s directory. It was almost as though I was actually an employee.

One of the main ideas I learnt throughout my experience, particularly within a well-known company such as the Commonwealth Bank, is working within time and design restrictions. It was important to maintain the brand image through colours, fonts and illustrations whilst creating unique works, which would further challenge me and develop my creativity.

It was also great in helping me to decide whether I would consider graphic design as a potential career path.

I’m grateful for a wonderful experience that helped me to develop an understanding of life in the workplace and exploring the idea of a career path in the creative industry that I may want to pursue in the future.

 

Carina Cunha Year 11

 

 

An interesting article about the future of work for your daughters

The future of work won’t be about college degrees, it will be about job skills

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/31/the-future-of-work-wont-be-about-degrees-it-will-be-about-skills.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

 

UNIVERSITY

Sandra Cadwallader Economics Scholarship

Closes 1 December

This scholarship is now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney.Valued at $ 50,000 a year, to provide financial support to successful applicants helping towards their study and living expenses throughout their degree. Eligibility criteria applies:

https://bit.ly/2CMpCgt

 

University of Wollongong –Ready 4 Uni

10 December. 9.30am

13 December. 12.30pm

Uni of Wollongong Campus, Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay

This free bridging course is 4 sessions and will introduce you to the skills necessary for success in your chosen degree and will cover areas such as academic writing, referencing, researching skills, thinking critically and a whole bunch more. If you have not study at a University level before this is a great opportunity to learn some new skills which will be crucial to your studies

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ready-4-uni-high-school-edition-tickets-49824048069

 

The University of Sydney’s Cadigal Pathway Now Open

University of Sydney’s Cadigal Program is open and accepting applications. The Cadigal Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students wishing to study at The University of Sydney. The program provides admissions and specialised support for students for both HSC and non-HSC applicants. For more information please see https://cadigal.sydney.edu.au/

 

Inspired by Business Cadigal Scholarship

This scholarship is now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Commerce/ Advanced Studies. Valued at $10 000 per year for the three years of the Bachelor of Commerce or four years of a Bachelor of Commerce/ Advanced Studies. Eligibility criteria applies: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/undergraduate/year12/indigenous.shtml

New Admission Pathway for Charles Sturt University’s Communication and Creative Industries Degrees

Acting and Performance, Theatre Media

A student’s ATAR/VCE doesn’t always reflect their potential. Charles Sturt University’s (CSU’s) individual assessment program enables us to make conditional offers to Year 12 students interested in acting, advertising, animation, art, design, journalism, photography, public relations, radio, sound design, television or theatre media – based on an interview, audition or portfolio review.

http://scci.csu.edu.au/courseconsultation/

 

2019 Course Update for Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Public Safety and Security – Now available at our Port Macquarie campus and online, this degree prepares students who are interested in joining the NSW Police Force. Bachelor of Social Work – This degree is ideal for students who want to become a force for social change in their community. Available online and at our Dubbo, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses.

http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/courses

 

Charles Sturt University’s Accommodation Prices have Dropped

To ensure living on campus is a viable option for as many of our students as possible, we’ve reduced our accommodation prices. We’ve got a broad range of accommodation and catering options, plus a guaranteed place for all first-year students. To find out more, visit

http://accommodation.csu.edu.au/our-rooms/first-year-student

 

Scholarships Made Easy at Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University have a range of different scholarships available to our commencing students including merit based and equity scholarships. For the merit based scholarships there is only one application that needs to be filled out as we personally match the best scholarship to the applicant. To apply, please visit https://www.scu.edu.au/scholarships/

 

SAT Standardised Testing Dates 2018-19

Internationally Educated has written an article on US University Standardised Testing Dates for 2018 – 19. As there are currently no ACT Test Dates announced for Sydney, we encourage students to register for the SAT as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

http://www.internationallyeducated.com.au/single-post/2018/09/07/The-SAT-and-ACT-Standardised-Tests—Updated-2018-19-SAT-Testing-Date

  

 

TAFE

Styling 101 at International School of Colour & Design

1 December. 10.00am to 3.00pm

Level 3, 118 Walker St, Sydney

Do you often wonder how interior stylists have that amazing ability to arrange everything in a room so effortlessly and successfully? Do you want to learn how to set-up a simple display so that it looks like it is right out of the pages of a magazine? Bring out the expert stylist in you with this essential workshop focused on planning your living room and interior styling solutions

https://www.facebook.com/events/1773212716109562/

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Courses in the Automotive Industry

Apprenticeships Are Us alongside My Trade Start are running automotive pre-apprenticeship courses for students who have recently left school or are planning on leaving at the end of the year. The courses are NSW Government funded for individuals aged 15 to 24. For more information or if you are interested, please call us on 02 9891 6900 or email career@apprus.com.au.

 

COLLEGES

International Screen Academy (ISA), Sydney

Wanting to study Acting or Musical Theatre full time after completing your HSC? ISA is one of Australia’s premier Acting schools offering a 2 year Advanced Diploma of Acting and a 1 year Diploma of Musical Theatre course. Applications for the 2019 intake are open now. Interested students should apply directly through the ISA website: https://www.isasydney.edu.au

Sydney Film School (SFS)

SFS offers an Advanced Diploma & Diploma in Film Making. Applications for the 2019 intake are open now. Sydney Film School invites all students interested in film making to take a tour of our state of the art film studios. Email rtobin@isasydney.edu.au to book your tour now and visit:

https://www.sydneyfilmschool.com/

 

 

 

Elizabeth Vrahnos

Vocation Learning Coordinator