The Tintern Careers Department will be using two key resources to engage with families and students during the year. The first new initiative is the Tintern Grammar website hosted in conjunction with Career Tools.
The second source of information relating to Careers is via the Tintern Portal using the Careers tab. Families are encouraged to take a few minutes to familiarise themselves with these resources. Our Aspectus Newsletter will continue to highlight new sources of information.
Introducing the Tintern Grammar Careers Website
Families are encouraged to register for the twice per term newsletter and to browse the resources for parents. Students have their own secure area with activities sequentially presented through the pastoral program in an age appropriate manner.
Tintern Careers Portal Page
The following information refers to some of the files and hyperlinks that are currently available on the Tintern Careers Portal page for all students and families at Tintern. Please refer to http://portal.tintern.vic.edu.au/homepage/7966
Year 12 Careers Interviews
Year 12 students will be commencing their Careers interviews to discuss future options beyond school. While students can make appointments at any time the initial interviews will commence with 12A and the IB students. Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend these interviews.
Morrisby Online Careers Testing
Senior College students and their families have received an email about the Morrisby Online Careers testing. This is a series of computer based tests to help students identify their underlying strengths including verbal, numerical, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning. This information is then combined with interests and personal qualities to produce a range of career suggestions that are useful when exploring future options.
Our first Career Chat session covered the application process to the UK and USA. The second session on Tuesday 8 March included a visit from a former student Alannah Murray who is currently studying the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) at Monash University. She provided invaluable insights about her personal experiences with the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) and the interview process. Students were able to ask questions and a reminder that UMAT applications close on Friday 3 June 2016.
The next Career Chat will be on Monday 21 March commencing at 1.00pm in the Careers Room with a focus on ‘Applying to Study Interstate…..” While this session is primarily for Year 12 students, Year 11s are also invited to attend to assist their future planning.
Inside Monash Seminar Series
Monash University offers an extensive range of seminars designed for students and their families from the 9 March (commencing with Business and Economics) to 13 September. Each session extends from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and registration is online at http://www.monash.edu/inside-monash/#dates or link from the icon on the Careers page of the Portal.
The second edition of CareerNews is now available on the Portal and includes the following items that are of interest for the entire school community:
- How can I find out about tertiary courses/careers?
- Monash University Admissions News
- Do you want to find out about studying at Monash University? (Register now…)
- Focus on Deakin University
- Open Days at Holmesglen
- Big Careers and Education Event Coming
- Swinburne University News
by Heather Ruckert