Year 10 Careers Day

20 November 2009

Year 10 is synonymous with career exploration and last week the University of Sydney's Yr 10 Compass Career Day provided 57 students from Condell Park, Kogarah and Marrickville High Schools the chance to explore their strengths in workshops aimed at focusing on careers that suit their personality and strengths. The Yr10 Compass Career Day was developed and delivered by Career Education Officer, Barbara Mackie from the University of Sydney's Careers Centre with the assistance of colleagues and a number of student ambassadors.

Topics covered as part of the career day included:

  • resume writing
  • interview skills
  • strengths & personality assessment
  • career development

The Compass Careers Day was an opportunity for students to consider their future career paths by reflecting on their strengths and interests. Barbara Mackie told students that 'not only might you have 5-7 careers within your lifetime, you could well end up in a role that hasn't been created yet. The vast changes occurring in technology and with the globalisation of the way we work, many roles will continue to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of a very changing world. Career indicators are a great way to get started in your thinking about your career pathway, but they do not provide a magic answer to what role may suit you best. Keep an open mind to opportunities that come your way and continue to explore the type of jobs that interest you most.'

Photos from the Compass Careers Day