27 June 2024

Career Curiosity Workshops: broadening horizons for Year 8 students

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Career Curiosity Workshops: broadening horizons for Year 8 students
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We are thrilled to share the success of Carey’s Career Curiosity Workshops, an insightful seminar designed exclusively for our Year 8 students. This unique event aimed to expand horizons and offer valuable insights into diverse career paths.

Throughout the sessions, our students had the invaluable opportunity to interact with a wide range of Carey alumni who have carved out diverse career paths across various industries. These alumni generously shared their personal journeys, from their days at Carey and talking about their favourite subjects and co-curricular activities to the decisions that lead them to their current professions. It was a firsthand glimpse into the realities and rewards of different careers, providing our students with a deeper understanding of the multitude of career options available after they finish school.

The day began with a briefing to set the stage for what was to come – a day of discovery and exploration. Students then moved into smaller groups to attend two of the 10 engaging sessions on offer. Each session was carefully curated with unique aspects of different professions, offering insights into the experience and following with a themed activity, ensuring all students gained practical knowledge and inspiration.

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The activities themselves were as dynamic as they were educational. From engineering spaghetti bridges to dressing in hospital attire and bandaging wounds, each activity was designed to immerse students in the realities of various careers. Additionally, activities such as testing conductivity and pH in water and participating in a medical themed Kahoot! quiz provided fun experiences that highlighted the diverse skills and knowledge required in different professions.

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These workshops not only showcased the breadth of career possibilities but also emphasised to the students that with determination and exploration, the world truly is their oyster. We extend our gratitude to our dedicated alumni who returned to Carey to inspire and guide our students. Their commitment and enthusiasm made this event a resounding success. A special shout out also goes to Carey staff members Jackie Cowcher, Year 8 Co-ordinator and Sandra Armstrong, Middle School Administrator, who helped tremendously in the logistics of the day.

As we reflect on the Career Curiosity Workshops, we are reminded of the importance of nurturing curiosity and ambition in our students. We look forward to seeing how this experience will shape their academic journey and future career aspirations! Perhaps one day they themselves may come back to Carey to talk about their own exciting career journeys.

Kaushini Fernando
Alumni and Community Manager

Trevor Black
Career Practitioner and Mathematics Teacher

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