Careers Expo 2017
One of the most popular events for Senior students as they begin thinking about life after Newington is the Careers Expo, an evening split into three parts: the P&F Careers Expo, the ONU Careers Advice Evening and the Tertiary Application Seminar. Conducted in the Centenary Hall, the Year 12 Common Room and the OBLT, the expo involves nearly 70 exhibitors, 50 ONs and was attended by more than 400 parents and students this year.
The top-tier Universities and a number of Colleges had representatives in Centenary Hall ready to offer advice and information about courses ranging from childcare, event management, game development and more.
From here, the boys moved to the Year 12 Common Room, where fifty Old Newingtonians spoke to boys and parents one-on-one about their own career paths and what their job entails. The conversations ranged from ‘How did you get into it?’ to ‘What did you do to get to where you are?’ to ‘How much can I earn doing this?’
At the same time, the Deputy Head (Academic) Mr Trent Driver, gave an informative and highly entertaining talk about the university application process, demystifying the ATAR and providing sound advice for the parents embarking on the HSC journey.
Thanks must go, first and foremost, to Ms Sabine Tanase, whose wonderful dedication and organisational skills made the night. I’d also like to commend Mr Driver for his presentation and Ms Chapman from the Development Office. Thanks also go to the staff who assisted on the night, namely Mr Mee, Dr Stevenson, Ms Goldsmith, Ms Tsvirko, Ms Troncone and Ms Macaulay who ensured the smooth running of the night. My appreciation extends also to the Grounds staff, Communications Office and Catering staff.
Mr Shane Serhon
Head of Careers