I would like to introduce myself to the girls and families of NEGS as the new Careers Advisor. I have taken over the role from Mrs Terri Swartz. I have big shoes to fill and she has been exceptional in transitioning me to this role and I thank her for making my job that much easier.
I have introduced some new ideas to the careers portfolio, with the main one being the NEGS Careers Portal which all girls and their families from years 10 – 12 have been invited to view, bookmark and check regularly. Every girl is an individual and therefore the careers portfolio is not a one fit for all. Each and every day I receive a multitude of offers and information about Universities, scholarships, GAP years etc. I have tried to sort this information into various categories on the portal, so that it is easier for the girls to find information that is relevant to them. I have therefore suggested that the girls bookmark the site and put a note in their diaries to check the site at least weekly. This way I am attempting to not bombard you with emails. All new information can be found under the New in Careers page on the portal.
Another new initiative is the myfutures website. This website allows anyone with a NEGS email address to create an account and then undertake some quizzes. The site will analyse this information and offer suggestions for courses and careers. They also give employment prospects as well as average expected income for that career. This information has been shared with the Year 10 -12 girls and their families and I highly recommend that they take the opportunity to learn more about themselves as well as give some options for careers that they may never have thought of previously. The myfutures database contains information about more than 16,000 courses and is updated monthly.
I am currently organising one-on-one interviews with each of the year 12 girls to assess where I can help them most over their very busy year ahead. The portal also contains a calendar of events which includes closing dates, university open days, HSC Study camps etc.
On the 15th March we will be hosting Tutors World Wide for an information session. More details to follow. My son used this group to arrange his GAP year in 2008 and we found them really good to deal with. They took out all the worry about what to do and stepped him and us through every step. If you are even thinking about an overseas GAP year next year, do not miss this opportunity to come and ask questions and to get more information. There will be no obligation to sign up with this particular company. The closing date for 2019 is April 9, so you need to act quickly. This session will be open to all Year 11 and 12 and their families.