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  • 13th June, 2017

From the Careers Desk

Overseas Studies:

SAT Resources on the USA College Board website

The College Board website is important for students wishing to apply for tertiary courses in the United States of America (USA) as this is where you register to sit for the SAT, a test required for entry to many USA universities and colleges. The following information is available on the website. The Twitter page is also useful.

  • SAT Test Dates and Deadlines - Scroll down to 2017-18 ‘International Dates and Deadlines’. Note that the next Queensland test will be held on 8 October 2017. You can register from this site or from the College Board website home page. To register, you need to first sign into a free College Board account.
  • Find Test Centres – Select the ‘8 October 2017’ date and ‘Australia’ to find centres in Queensland.
  • Sat Test Day checklist

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) Brisbane - 1st weekend in Term 3

This is an important event for students in South-East Queensland. It is an opportunity to talk to representatives from Queensland and interstate universities, TAFE Queensland, private colleges, the Defence Force, the Queensland Police Service, Gap Year programs and other education and training organisations about their courses and career pathways. The expo will be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017 at the Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane. The website provides information about the exhibitors, the seminar program and competitions. Year 10, 11 and 12 students, with a passion for social media, can register to be a 2017 TSXPO Student Ambassador and help promote the expo. Student Ambassadors will have a chance to win a $100 Myer voucher or a $50 Event Cinemas Voucher. Click on ‘Competitions’ on the homepage for more information about this and other competitions.

Course and Institution Updates

University of Melbourne (UMelb)

Interstate Student and Family Information Day for interstate domestic students – This event will be held on Monday 10 July 2017 from 9am – 5pm at the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus. The day will focus on the application process, scholarships, student services, the student experience and accommodation options. Register to attend this event here.

UMelb in Brisbane in July - Staff from the University of Melbourne will be attending the Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) in Brisbane Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017, to answer your questions. See the Future Students website for more information.

My Melbourne newsletter – This newsletter provides useful information for students considering studying at the University of Melbourne. Visit the Future Students website (click on ‘Contact us’) to subscribe to the newsletter.

Bond University Student for a Semester program

Year 11 and 12 students participating in this program can experience life as a university student as well as get a head start on their university studies before they finish high school. A pass in a Student for a Semester subject may provide credit towards a Bond undergraduate degree. In addition, students who successfully complete two subjects will be eligible for direct admission into most Bond degree programs at the end of their Year 12 studies. Some course restrictions do apply. Applications for the September 2017 semester will open on Friday 30 June 2017. Information for the September semester will be on the Bond website shortly.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) updates

Discover STEM holiday workshops - QUT is offering hands-on holiday workshops in June/July for students in Years 7 – 12. With a range of interesting topics, the workshops give students the opportunity to broaden their STEM knowledge and apply it in an innovative real-world context. Find out more and register here.

Discover Health holiday workshops - QUT is holding a one-day school holiday event on 30 June 2017 for students in Years 10 – 12 to learn about Health at QUT. Students will participate in the Health Fusion Team Challenge Kickstart. This is a collaborative, fun group activity that showcases how numerous health disciplines contribute to patient care. Find out more and register here.

Scholarships help students overcome financial and personal hardships to attend university - More than 30 students were recently presented with a Tim Fairfax AX Learning Potential Fund Scholarship worth $5,000 – $7,500. Check out the full range of scholarships available to support you in your studies on the Scholarships website.

Join QUT libraries or access free online resources - There are many free QUT library resources available to help you with your studies. You can access the same tools used by QUT students to help with organising your assignments, improving your academic writing and research, referencing, preparing for exams and more. Also, if you are a Year 11 or 12 student at a Queensland school, you can join the QUT library and borrow resources to help you at school. Visit the QUT Library Schools’ Program website for details.

Elite athletes and sport at QUT - If you are an elite athlete, sportsperson, manager or coach you may be eligible for bonus OPs/entry ranks, support with managing your student life and funding for competitions and travel expenses, as well as scholarships (see the QUT Elite Athletes website). Even if you are not an elite athlete, you can get involved in sport at QUT by joining a premier or recreational sporting team, or making the most of the swimming pools, gyms and sporting stadiums and fields on campus.

Robotronica 2017 – This event will be held on 20 August 2017. This all-day, all-ages free event will include demonstrations, workshops, games and discussions. Bookings for talks and workshops open in late-July. See the Robotronica website for information about previous events. To be the first to hear about Robotronica events and bookings sign up to QUT Precincts eNews.

University of Queensland (UQ) updates

2017-18 UQ Young Scholars Program applications now open - This program provides high achieving Year 11 students with an opportunity to discover, learn and engage with UQ's academic community and like-minded students from across Queensland. For more information and to apply, visit the Young Scholars Program website. Applications close on 11 August 2017.

UQ Robogals Workshop – This one-day workshop is for girls in Years 7 – 12. It will be held during the school holidays on Thursday 29 June 2017. On the day, students will be able to try hands-on robotics activities and meet some of the current UQ female Engineering and IT students. Visit the website to purchase tickets ($25) for the workshop.

Robotics holiday workshops – UQ offers holiday workshops for Year 7 – 12 students in Introduction to Robotics, 26 June 2017, and Artificial Intelligence, 27 June 2017. RoboGals workshops for girls 28 June 2017 are also available. For more information and to register, visit the website and click on ‘Robotic holiday workshops for kids’.

B Music (Honours) audition applications – An audition is a prerequisite for this course. The due date for submitting a written (by post or email) application for audition is Monday 14 August 2017. Auditions will be held between 16 – 30 September 2017. Visit the Audition website to download the Audition Information Guide and the Audition Application form.

SAE Qantm Study for a Day

Are you interested in studying Animation, Audio, Graphic Design, Film or Games? If so, study with SAE Qantm for a day to experience student life at its Brisbane Campus. This is a great way to experiment with the creative media fields. It will be held from 9am – 4pm on Saturday 24 June 2017. For more information and to register, visit the SAE Qantm website.

Queensland School of Film and Television (QSFT) Script Writing Workshop

QSFT invites students to the Write It: Introduction to Script Writing Workshop to be held from 9am – 1pm on Saturday 8 July 2017. Click here to register for this workshop. For more information about the workshop, phone (07) 3392 7788 or email marketing@qsft.qld.edu.au

Day in the Life of a Designer

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a job in the creative industries? Find out at this workshop, offered by the Billy Blue College of Design to be held from 9.30am – 3.30pm on Saturday 8 July 2017 at the College campus, 90 Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Register to attend on the website.

Hair and Beauty Winter School

The Brisbane School of Hairdressing and the Brisbane School of Beauty will offer this three-day workshop from 9.30am – 3.30pm on 3-5 July 2017 (during the school holidays). The Winter School program includes:

  • Introduction to Hair Design including long hair styling
  • Nail Art and Nail Care
  • Basic makeup application with tips and techniques for contouring
  • Communication and job presentation
  • Personal styling
  • On your last day, you will be pampered with a Mini-Makeover.

Access more information and an enrolment form from the website.

The Queensland Course Guide 2017: A catalogue of private college courses

This guide contains information about courses offered by private education and training providers in Queensland. These providers are members of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). ACPET members are required to adhere to a code of ethics and provide quality courses. The courses listed in the Guide span a broad range of study fields including business, computing, health, beauty, fitness, childcare, community services, creative industries, trades, horticulture and many more. You can access the Guide from the ACPET website.

Australian Defence force information sessions

Gold Coast – Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 6pm - Defence Careers Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast, 14 Edgewater Ct, Robina. Book your spot here.

Gold Coast – Monday 26 June 2017 at 6pm - Health Careers Information Session at Defence Force Recruiting Gold Coast, 14 Edgewater Ct, Robina. Book your spot here.

For details about these events and for information on Army Reserve Information Sessions, visit the Defence Jobs Australia Facebook site.

Gap Year Program News

  • Camp America applications for 2018 will open on the website on 1 August 2017.
  • Lattitude Global Volunteering application deadline for 2018 overseas placement experiences is Friday 16 June 2017. Visit the website for details.
  • Southern Cross Cultural Exchange will hold an information evening from 7 – 9 pm on Tuesday 20 June 2016 at Ruth Fairfax House, 89-95 Gregory Terrace, Brisbane. See the website for more information about this program.
  • Letz Live UK Pup Job Program - You need to be 18 years of age to participate in this program. Read about it on the Letz Live website.
  • Youth for Understanding (YFU) – YFU will hold online information sessions from 6 – 7 pm in June, July and August, September, October and November. For more information and to register, visit the YFU website.
  • Student Exchange Australia New Zealand – This exchange organisation will hold the following information sessions from 7.30 pm on Thursday 15 June and Tuesday 11 July 2017 at Brisbane Square Library, Community Meeting Room, 266 George Street, Brisbane. Visit the website for more information and to register.
  • Projects Abroad – This organisation offers overseas volunteering programs. It will hold an information session on Monday 17 July 2017, starting at 6.30pm, at Hotel George Williams, 325 George Street, Brisbane. Visit the website for more information and to register.
  • AFS Australia – AFS offers an overseas exchange program. It will hold a series of online information sessions in June, July, August and September. Visit the AFS website for more information and to register.

Jeanette Maxwell - Careers and Guidance Counsellor

(Source:  Options Career Information)

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