Careers Corner with Rod Mounjed

18 August 2022

What do you like to do?
This may seem obvious, but the first thing to consider when choosing a career is what you enjoy doing. Think about your interests, the type of work you would be suited to and the skills you have. Do you prefer analytical work, such as maths or science, or are you more on the creative side? Do you enjoy things like researching, planning or reading or do you prefer more practical, physical tasks that allow you to use your hands to build, create or fix things? Perhaps you enjoy helping people or maybe you’ve shown a flair for being organised and methodical. Do you enjoy working as part of a team or individually, or are there certain demographics that appeal to you (children, the elderly, or animals, for instance)?


Southern Cross University Transition to University.
Beginning - January 2023. Course duration is six weeks.
An exciting, fee-free opportunity that guarantees you direct entry to university.
Remove the uncertainty and secure your Transition to Uni
We are living through uncertain times and that unpredictability is felt most acutely by students completing their Year 12 studies and those who have recently completed Year 12.
But we can put some certainty back in the equation.
Southern Cross University is offering Year 12 students and recent high school graduates an opportunity to guarantee a place at university in 2023.
Transition to Uni is a fee-free, six-week intensive preparatory course designed for school leavers who have completed Year 12 with an ATAR (or equivalent). This full-time program involves 10 hours of class and up to 30 hours of independent study and assessment preparation each week.
(Phone: 1800 626 481)

University of Newcastle and SRS Offers
The University of Newcastle offers many pathways and entry options to give you the best chance of getting into uni. Schools Recommendations Scheme (SRS) offers early entry and guaranteed accommodation and scholarship opportunities for eligible students. The University of Newcastle will begin making SRS offers in November Round 1. To be considered, ensure that you have your SRS application in with UAC by 19 September 2022.
To give yourself the best chance of receiving an early offer to study at the University of Newcastle, lock in your Newcastle degree as preference one by midnight on 3 November 2022.

University of Wollongong Paid Work Experience through their Cyber Academy
Delivered by Deloitte, TAFE NSW, and UOW, this unique initiative will see eligible cyber security students undergo paid work with Deloitte or an industry or government sector partner and receive coaching, mentoring, soft skills, ethics, and leadership training, plus a pathway to secure a job on graduation. Find out more about UOW Cyber Academy

Western Sydney University offers $25 million in scholarships every year
Find a wide variety of scholarships recognising academic excellence, community involvement and leadership skills. Scholarships are also available for motivated students experiencing disadvantage. Find out more: 

University of Sydney – Test for Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
All applicants are required to complete the Casper online testing (via Altus Suite) for the 2022/2023 admissions cycle.
16 September 2022
16 October 2022
13 November 2022
7 December 2022
Altus Suite is a standardised, multi-part online assessment that measures different competencies and attributes important for successful students and graduates of these programs. It is a 100–120 minute online, open-response situational judgment test. 
Casper - Altus test site here:
How to apply here:

University of Sydney – Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)
Wed 7th Sept 5-6pm 
The University of Sydney has launched a new Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) degree. This new degree will prepare you to be at the leading edge of interaction design and a career in an ever-expanding field. 
You will develop a deep and rich understanding of how people interact and experience the world around us, and discover how to design, prototype, and test new products, services and experiences.

UTS - Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Co-operative Scholarship
Please note that applications Close 4 September 2022. 
Interviews will be held on the 28 September 2022.
The BIT is a highly competitive course – it’s been designed with future leaders in mind. To get in, you’ll need to demonstrate how you stand out from the crowd. 
Successful students generally achieve a Selection Rank of 88-99.95; however, your ATAR is just one component of your application.
The interview is all about showing us who you are. You will need to demonstrate that you’re highly motivated and have what it takes to progress to a senior management career.

Find out the secrets of gaining admission to Harvard, Yale, and Stanford!
Join us online Wednesday 7th September 6pm
Learn everything you need to know about applying to a top-ranked US university from a former Harvard admissions officer! 
Ivy League colleges and other top-ranked US universities are notoriously selective and there are many important things to consider when preparing your applications.
Find out what you can do to get accepted from a former Harvard admissions officer!

Secure your spot here:

CAREER OF THE WEEK: “Industrial Designer”
In this profession, Industrial designers create and produce designs for commercial, medical and industrial products. They also make models and prototypes of these designs for mass production. The products that industrial designers create cover a wide range of manufactured goods, from toys and toasters to furniture and heavy machinery. Some work is carried out on the development of new products. Other work is related to updating and improving the design of existing products.