A flying start: our innovative program for university transition

The Old Carey Grammarians Association (OCGA) prides itself on connecting OCGs no matter where they are in life or in the world. We constantly strive to find new ways for our members stay in touch and benefit from being a part of the Carey community. Last week saw the launch of our brand new and unique project designed to help our newest Old Grammarians in their transition to University – Old Carey @ Swinburne.

Old Carey @ Swinburne will give Year 12 leavers a head start at Swinburne by connecting them with other Carey alumni who are further along in their studies. By facilitating a Carey community at Swinburne, starting university will feel more familiar and comfortable. OCGs can share in common bonds and find connections that support them through their first year of undergraduate studies.

Furthermore, all OCGs studying at Swinburne will also have the opportunity to connect with Carey/Swinburne graduates who’ve gone on to become successful in fields such as aviation, engineering, media and design. Having access to these networks will prove to be invaluable when entering the professional world beyond university.

At the launch event held at Swinburne on 29 August, Carey’s Career Advisor, Trevor Black, discussed the importance of familiar connections when transitioning to university. Swinburne Aviation Graduate and OCG Daniel Trumble (1994) shared his experiences and challenges in maintaining relationships and community during and after his studies at both Carey and Swinburne.

The OCGA and Carey are excited to be partnering with Swinburne on this new and innovative project and for our current Year 12 students considering a degree at Swinburne, we look forward to bringing you all together in 2020.

In another exciting initiative, the OCGA invites the Carey community to attend its upcoming TEDX Masterclass on Thursday 12 September in the IWA. The Curator of TEDX Melbourne and OCG Jon Yeo (1990) will share the secrets of how to deliver a compelling message and make a lasting impression, helping participants in their everyday speaking life, whether it be presenting at school or university, pitching an idea at work or public speaking in general.

You can register for the TEDX Masterclass session here, or for more information on any OCGA event contact Katie Hunt, Alumni and Community Manager on 9816 1357 or katie.hunt@carey.com.au

Katie Hunt
Alumni and Community Manager