If you would like careers advice please see
How to Help Your Teen Find Out What Makes Them Tick
As parents we worry about how to help our children make career choices that they will enjoy. Careers NZ have put together a page of guidance information for parents that you may find useful. Click here to access their page.
Careers NZ have other links for parents such as Help Your Teen Choose a Career They Love
Online Careers Magazines
The Next Step magazine profiling careers in NZ is available online here.
JETmag is available online by following this link JETmag.co.nz
Leaving School magazine is available online by following this link www.leavingschool.co.nz
If you would like to subscribe to a NZ career information newsletter published by Bulls Eye- Future Fit follow this link https://confirmsubscription.com/h/d/3B9B5DD9C674AF14
Upcoming Dates for 2018
April 30th Lattitude applications close
May 2 Massey University liaison in school, lunchtime, MH6
May 7 Dunedin Tertiary Open Day
May 7 Please return career information evening slips by this date.
May 8 Victoria University Information Evening, 6.00pm-8.30pm
May 17 Career Information evening, Samuel Marsden Karori. 6pm-8.30pm
May 18 Waikato University Open Day, Hamilton. 9.am.
May 23 WelTec Petone Open day 9.30am-1.00pm
May 24 Otago Information Evening, Westpac Stadium
May 29 Canterbury University information evening, Westpac Stadium, 6.00pm
July 12 Canterbury University Open Day, Christchurch.
July 31 Victoria University Course planning in school at lunchtime, MH6
August 1 Canterbury University hostel applications open
August 14 Otago scholarship applications close
August 17 AUT Course planning in school at lunchtime, MH6
August 25 Course and Careers Day, Auckland University and AUT Open Day, Auckland.
August 31 Victoria University Open Day
September 15 Victoria University scholarships close.
September 15 Dental Technology, Bachelor of Oral Health and Bachelor of Radiation Therapy applications for Otago close.
September 30 University of Canterbury and Otago hostel applications close.
October 1 Applications for accommodation at AUT open, They have a first in, first served policy so you need to apply early.
October 12 ICHM scholarship applications close
October 18 Victoria University Information Evening
Career Evening Thursday 17 May 2018
Each year we hold a career information evening at our Karori campus for students in Years 10-13. The evening is a wonderful opportunity for parents and students to meet tertiary education providers and to hear from a range of speakers about a diverse range of careers. A letter explaining the evening is attached, here. Your daughter has also been emailed a copy this week. Please read through the information about the speakers and return your selection using the last page of the letter by May 7th.
International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
The ICHM is based in Adelaide, Australia. It is the only Swiss Hotel Association school outside Europe. They offer two different courses, a Bachelor of International Hotel Management (SHA) and a Bachelor of Business focused on hospitality management. They are offering one New Zealand scholarship, for 2019 entry into the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management). The value of the scholarship is NZ $28000 paid in $8000 payments over 3 years. Ms Binns has application forms for this scholarship and applications close October 12th, 2018.
They have two career weeks this year from 9-14 July and from 1-5 October for students interested in finding out more about their courses.
Lattitude Global Volunteering- GAP
Lattitude Global Volunteering provides GAP Year and International Volunteering placements to young New Zealanders aged 17 to 25. Students have a choice of 14 different countries and a variety of placement options to choose from. E.g. school assistant, outdoor camp assistant, community worker, English tutor/teacher, medical assistant. Lattitude offers 3-12 month work experience programmes. No experience is necessary and all training, support, food and accommodation is included. Applications for 2019 close 30 April. www.lattitude.org.nz
AFS and Go Kiwi Go GAP Opportunities- Global Competence Certificate (GCC)
AFS and Go Kiwi Go now pair the GCC with all of their 18+ programmes. It consists of a set of online modules and webinar/in-person sessions with a trained facilitator (Chloe Eberly at AFS NZL) alongside the gap experience itself. Designed to support learners participating in an intercultural experience, the GCC builds global competence. This brief video explains what the GCC is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEl9Qo6bQdE&t=2s
University of Canterbury Information Evening
The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) invites students and their families to attend the Wellington Information Evening on Tuesday 29 May.
The evening is a great opportunity for senior secondary students and their parents to learn more about the range of qualifications UC offers, to hear from leading academics and get key questions answered about scholarships, accommodation, student support and degree and course information
Anyone considering university study in 2019 or 2020 is welcome at this free event, so register online to find out everything you need to know about life and study at UC. Register at: www.canterbury.ac.nz/events/tours-and-events/info-evenings/
The UC Information Evening starts at 6pm on 29 May at Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington.
University of Waikato Open Day- Friday 18th May.
The University of Waikato will be hosting their annual Open Day on Friday 18 May at their Hamilton Campus. Open Day is the perfect chance for students thinking about Waikato, or that have not been to this University to explore study options, chat to staff and students and be immersed in campus life. The University has made available, at a small fee, the Ngāruawāhia Christian Camp as accommodation for those who are traveling from afar. To indicate your interest in this accommodation please register here. Also see https://events.waikato.ac.nz/events/open-day-2018 for more information about this event.
Victoria University Information Evening 8 May
The first of two information evenings held this year for future students and their parents will be held on Tuesday 8 May from 6.00pm- 8.30pm. See https://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/events-visits/first-year-information-evenings
Studylink (Student loan scheme)
All Year 13 secondary school students should register for regular updates from Studylink on things like fees-free, what other financial support is available and what documents to send them if you do need to apply for a student loan in the future. This year's registration form is now up and running on the StudyLink website. There's also a link on the StudyLink homepage. https://www.studylink.govt.nz/index.html (sign up for info)
In New Zealand students applying for medical school must sit a UMAT examination in the year they apply for medical school (usually the end of their first year of study at university) Students may choose to sit this examination as a practice in Year 13 (although the grade will not count toward their final application.) The date for this is 25 July 2018 but you would need to register by 1 June. There are several organisations that offer support in preparing for UMAT and this one (MedEntry) has sent me some information, available via the link.
New Zealand Defence Force (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Students over 16 years of age interested in the Defence Force are welcome to attend ForceFit2 training, Monday nights 6.00 - 7.00pm @ HMNZS Olphert, 34 Waione Street, Petone and Wednesday nights 6.00pm - 7.00pm meeting outside Mojo's Café, Clyde Wharf, Wellington Waterfront.
Force Information Evenings are run on the last Thursday night of each month.
Defence Experience Days @ Davis Field, will be held at Trentham Military Camp, Upper Hutt on the following dates 11th July and 3rd Oct.
Defence Experience Weeks will be held 16th - 20th July and 8th - 12th Oct.
PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) Career Weeks 2018
PIHMS is based in New Plymouth and offer diploma, degrees and masters in the areas of hospitality, tourism and hotel management.
See www.pihms.ac.nz for information.
They are holding three career weeks for prospective students this year. Selected students travel to New Plymouth during the school holidays and stay in their school for the week to gain a better understanding of their courses. The career weeks are:
9th July to 12th July
9th October to 12th October
PIHMS Career Weeks provides Year 12 and Year 13 student with the opportunity to experience PIHMS culture, lifestyle, education and training, to see if this is where your future lies.
Projects Abroad organise short term overseas service trips for 15-18 year old high school students to many countries. The trips are in many different countries and you work in either care and community, building, conservation or medicine. See their website for more information: https://www.projects-abroad.co.nz/projects/high-school-projects/
Dunedin Tertiary Open Day- Monday 7 May, 2018
On Monday 7 May both Otago Polytechinc and Otago University have an open day. Students often opt to travel South for this day. If you would like a printed programme for the day please let Ms Binns know so that she can order these into the school. These will also be available online from Monday 2 April at either www.otago.ac.nz or www.op.ac.nz
Kiwi Flyer Guide to Aviation Training
This guide is available to download at http://www.kiwiflyer.co.nz/
Futureintech- careers in STEM subjects
Students interested in careers in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) should have a look at these two links from Futureintech. The first is designed to help you to get an idea about the companies and organisations that might, one day, employ you – if you get a relevant tertiary qualification in technology, engineering or science, of course.
Employer Explorer https://www.futureintech.org.nz/explorer/employers.cfm
Profile Explorer www.futureintech.org.nz/explorer/people.cfm
Careers NZ Where To From School E Book
A copy of this new resource is on the school Ultranet careers page in the Guides and Information folder. Students can also download their own copy here.
Whether you are interested in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching have a look at the search engine for the latest information about qualifications available in NZ. https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/thinking-of-teaching/qualifications-information-for-2018/
AUT Future Career Sheets
AUT now have 90 career sheet available electronically looking at pathways after study in most areas. These also cover the personal qualities that may suit your daughter to a particular career and include projected salaries. Have a look and see if what she is planning to study is right for her.
University Guide Book
A wonderful guide has been collated by Universities NZ which contains information about every university in NZ (pages 10-25), all the degrees on offer and which universities offer them (pages 29-50) and a month by month guide to what to get done and when in your Year 13 year (pages 53-55) as well as other information about student loans and accommodation etc. A pdf version of this guide can be found in the Guides and Information section to the right of this page and is called Thinking About University.
Subject Choices for 2019 for students entering Year 13
Students who are thinking of medicine need to read the following before making subject choices for Year 13. You must take Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Calculus at Year 13. This will help you with your first year course if you are looking at Otago or Auckland.
For Auckland only:
There are two options for the first year pathway to medicine, Biomedical Science or Health Science.
For Health Science, students are required to have one Table A subject and one Table B subject at Year 13.
Table A subjects are Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Te Reo Maori.
Table B subjects are Accounting, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Digital Technologies, Economics, Physics, Statistics.
For Biomedical Science there are no subject requirements, just ones that are recommended – so students looking at taking Biomedical Science as a pathway into medicine do not need to worry about Table A. An English-rich subject (Classics, Geography, English, History etc) is recommended for most of Science majors, as there is still some level of writing involved once at university. This is just recommended, however, and is by no means a requirement – so students who haven’t done one of these subjects at L3 can certainly still follow the Biomed route.
Picky ( https://www.picky.co.nz/) is website for any student that may be considering an apprenticeship. The website is designed to help link employers with people wanting to enter into an apprenticeship. Interested students register for free and complete a profile. Employers can enter a number of search criteria (like the industry type, job location, etc) to search the Picky database for any matching profiles. Employers then make contact directly with their preferred match.
AUT (Auckland University of Technology)
Useful links for AUT:
AUT Future Students Events https://www.aut.ac.nz/future-students-events
AUT Future Students Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AUTFutureStudents/
Video content about AUT programmes, services, and communities https://www.youtube.com/user/AUTUniversity
Student Job Search (SJS)
SJS is an online service that helps tertiary students gain work experience and extra money while studying. Secondary school students who are enrolled in tertiary study for 2019, or who have a letter of confirmation from any NZ Tertiary education provider, can use SJS up to 4 months before they start study.
These links may be useful-
World University Rankings
Students often ask me which university is ‘best’ for a particular subject. I always say that they should look at the stage three papers on offer in the courses they are interested and to also consider where the university is and if they would want to live there for 3-4 years. Students may be interested in this link where they can search the ranking of a particular subject worldwide. I believe all the New Zealand universities are in the top 50-100 for many subjects. Otago was judged to be among the world’s top 10 universities for the study of Sport and sport-related disciplines, placing 7th internationally. This was the highest ranking achieved by any New Zealand university for any subject area in the 2017 rankings. https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2017
Here are some great sites and resources to help prepare for study at Otago.
Otago Life Website- includes information about getting prepared academically, services, support, finances and accommodation. www.otago.ac.nz/otago-life/index.html
Facebook page for school students- upcoming events, stories of interest, information about study options and more www.facebook.com/UOLiaison
The My Otago First Year (MOFY) website www.otago.ac.nz/mofy/index.html
includes information about:
The differences between high school and university
What to expect and how to cope
Effective study strategies
Where to find information
Student Learning Development- advice and support for first years, study skills, time management and writing advice, peer learning and more www.otago.ac.nz/hedc/students/index.html
If you have no idea what career path to take you may find it useful to look at this website and get the app. http://occupationoutlook.mbie.govt.nz/ It is a great tool for exploring study and career options, with extensive information on labour supply and demand in over 100 occupations in New Zealand. The app outlines how to enter each role, how many are studying in related fields, how many are employed, and what the average incomes are. It also outlines what are the prospects of getting a job in that occupation once you have completed the qualifications required.
Where To Next?
Careers NZ have put together a range of information sources to help parents and students consider what to do when they leave school. It is called ‘Where To Next’ so have a look.
There are many undergraduate scholarships that are not specifically for any one NZ university and several for prestigious overseas universities. Many of these applications close on December 1st. Please check the lists at the following link to see if you should consider applying for any of these.
Parents' Guide- Auckland University
Auckland University have written a parents' guide designed to help parents support your daughter’s decision making. It contains many answers to your questions about studying at Auckland University.
- 1. Government Careers website.url.url
- 2. No major dramas
- 3. Futureintech course finder.url.url
- 4. Occupational outlook
- 5. School Connect
- 6. Profile Builder (Youth guarantee)
- 7. Futureintech student's page
- 8. NZ skills in demand
- 9. Digital Careers
- 10. Just the Job videos
- 11. School leaver
- 12. Future Me ARA poly)
- 13. Apprenticeships/Picky
- 1. Guide to Job Hunting (University of Canterbury careers).url.url
- 2. MedEntry- UMAT prep
- 4. IT career information
- 3. UMAT
- 5.NZ University Guide_9
- 6. Beginners guide social media booklet
- 7. Latitude GAP years brochure
- 8. Financial Survival Guide
- 9. Parental role in careers for their children
- 10. Employability survey- Victoria
- 11. Why study STEM subjects video
- 12.Engineering options
- 13.Parents guide Auckland
- 14.Thinking About University A guide for NZ students, parents and whanau
- 15. AUT Career guides
- 16. Jobs Galore
- 17. Kiwi flyer website
- 18. KiwiFlyer Guide to Aviation Training 2017-2018
- 19. Where-to-from-School-ebook
- 20. Open letter NZ public 2017
- 21.Tenancy Services-Flatting 101
- 22. CV builder
- 24. The Future of Work (Youtube clip)
- 23. giv Me search engines (for scholarships- Generosity New Zealand)
- 25. Gap Years- Go Kiwi Go
- 26. Let's Live Gap year
- 1. Search for courses.url
- 2. how to apply video.url
- USA sports
- 5. ACT for USA.url
- USA Application process
- SAT for USA
- Admissions Process
- Financial assistance
- Sports scholarships
- sports scholarships- more detail
- Standardized testing info USA
- Study in America
- Useful websites for US study
- Secrets of the Ivy league E Book
- How To Create a Winning US College Application E Book
- Scholarship search engines for the USA
- 1_Your Learning Mindset_Video Transcript.pdf
- 2_How Your Brain Works_Video Transcript.pdf
- 3_Positive Classroom Learning_Video Transcript.pdf
- 25_Academic Excellence_Video Transcript.pdf
- 26_Relaxation and Balance_Video Transcript.pdf
- 27_Review and Rewrite Your Notes_Video Transcript.pdf
- 28_Memory Techniques_Video Transcript.pdf
- 4_Approaches to Studying_Video Transcript.pdf
- Watching the study skills films on clickview.docx
- 1_Your Learning Mindset_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 2_How Your Brain Works_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 3_Positive Classroom Learning_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 4_Approaches to Studying_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 25_Academic Excellence_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 26_Relaxation and Life-balance_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 27_Review and Rewrite Your Notes_Article Activity Sheet b.pdf
- 27_Review and Rewrite Your Notes_Article Activity Sheet.pdf
- 27_Review and Rewrite Your Notes_Student Worksheets.pdf
- 10. _Memory Techniques_Student Worksheets.pdf
- Watching the study skills films on clickview.docx
- 1. Your Learning Mind-set.mp3
- 2. How Your Brain Works.mp3
- 3. Positive Classroom Learning.mp3
- 4. Approaches to Studying.mp3
- 25. Academic Excellence.mp3
- 26. Relaxation and Life-balance.mp3
- 27. Review and Rewrite Your Notes.mp3
- 28. Memory Techniques.mp3
- Watching the study skills films on clickview.docx