Careers & Tertiary Scholarships

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Welcome

If you would like careers advice please see Ms Binns. You will find many links on this page that are of use to you.  For example: in the recommended school subjects  folder  there are links to subject choice guides for Year 11 and 12 students about which subjects they should take at school for preparation for different university courses. Auckland, Otago, Canterbury, AUT, Massey, Lincoln, Waikato and Victoria Universities all have their own sub-pages under the NZ universities sub-page on the lower left of this page. The key dates for the year are updated weekly and can also be found at the bottom left of this page.

LATEST INFORMATION

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-

2020 & 2021 Yoobee College's Summer Programmes

These courses include subjects such as Illustration, Animation, Game Development, Film Making, Design and Make-Up. These courses will run between the 7th and 18th of December and between the 11th and 22nd of January.
  1. Information about the courses is here 
  2.  Enrol into the course of choice by clicking here 
  3. Send your enrolment form to shortcourse@yoobeecolleges.com

Thinking about university? A guide for New Zealand students, parents and whānau

This new website is a university sector-wide resource for New Zealand secondary schools, students and their whānau to provide information on applying to, and studying at, university. It includes a pdf with a comprehensive list of all bachelor’s degrees and their majors offered at New Zealand's eight universities, along with useful information on university life. 

Melbourne University Information

Money Management Information

Moneyhub has put together a very comprehensive guide called Money in a Nutshell that is worthwhile having a look at, especially students planning to leave home next year. Moneyhub also has a good scholarship guide as well. 

Guide to Non- University tertiary study options

A guide outlining alternatives to university and techs is now available online  https://www.moneyhub.co.nz/higher-learning.html

Education USA New Zealand

EducationUSA is in the process of shifting their planned in-person outreach to virtual engagement. They will continue to use their Facebook page to announce virtual events. Students and parents can get in touch via email or Facebook Messenger. They have weekly phone appointments available, which can be booked through the events section of their Facebook page. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/educationusanz/ 
Email: newzealand@educationusa.org        
They encourage students who plan to take either the SAT or the ACT in the coming months to stay informed of any changes by monitoring the following resources: SAT: http://bit.ly/3cYWL6N  ACT: http://bit.ly/39VH26D  

​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  Also see https://www.gokiwigo.org/

Projects Abroad

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/

Better World- GAP Year Opportunity

Better World is organised by the NCZMS (New Zealand Church Missionary Society). The goal is to give students the opportunity to work voluntarily overseas in areas of social justice. Better World has the vision of equipping a whole generation of young people to reach into the suffering in the world and bring live the teachings of the gospel of Christ. For more information see: http://www.nzcms.org.nz/better-world/

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.

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.

Picky

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.

Occupational Outlook

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.

University Scholarships

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.
http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

MoneyHub Scholarship Search

MoneyHub has launched New Zealand’s first free-to-use scholarships index which details every funding opportunity available to Year 13 students. Available 24/7 on any device, MoneyHub presents scholarships by university, region, company and ethnicity. How-to-apply guidance has also been included, equipping students with everything they need to know.The site can be accessed here.

Resilience, Stress and Grit

A short online course is available to complete here- https://rise.articulate.com/share/Or7ZjMhg0TUyt9lhV1384N7QLV4ROCO6#/?_k=vcld37

Kiwi Flyer Guide to Aviation Training

This guide is available to download at http://www.kiwiflyer.co.nz/ and includes information for students interested in a career in aviation. The guide profiles a broad variety of flight training providers and opportunities throughout New Zealand. 

Training to be a Teacher

Whether you are interested in Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary teaching have a look at this link for the latest information about qualifications available in NZ. https://www.teachnz.govt.nz/studying-to-be-a-teacher/

Selection to Medicine and Veterinary Science

Students who are thinking of medical degrees need to read the following before making subject choices for Year 13. There are two universities who offer medical degrees in New Zealand.   For Otago only: It is recommended students take Level 3 Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Statistics. Calculus and English rich subjects are useful. See https://www.otago.ac.nz/future-students/otago556016.pdf 
 For Auckland only:  There are two options for the first year pathway to medicine, Biomedical Science or Health Science.  
For Health Science, it is recommended that students have completed Level 3 Biology and Chemistry and at least one English rich subject.  Entry is based on your rank score. Physics and mathematics are also helpful to those students planning to study medicine. 
For Biomedical Science  it is strongly recommended that students have Level 3 Chemistry and  Biology and an English rich subject and it is useful to have studied Level 3 Physics and Mathematics, either Statistics or Calculus. 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.  See-  https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/study-options/undergraduate-study-options/information-for-careers-advisors/guide-to-choosing-school-subjects.html

Applications for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey 
The recommended preparation for the BVSc Preselection semester is now as follows - 
  • Entry into the veterinary pre-selection semester is open to all applicants who meet university entrance standards. However, they strongly recommend that in order to give yourself the best chance of success in being selected to the professional phase of the BVSc, you should complete 14-20 credits in each of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and EITHER Calculus OR Statistics at NCEA Level 3
  • Note: Students are selected into the professional phase on the basis of passing all the pre-requisite courses, completing 80 hours of veterinary work experience, their grades, and performance in the other selection assessments. Students for whom English is a second language are required to achieve an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no band less than 6.5 for selection into the professional phase
From 2019, students interested in studying Medicine and Dentistry will sit the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) as part of their admissions process.  (instead of the UMAT) The UCAT is a well-established and internationally respected test, used widely in the UK since 2006 (under the name UKCAT) to select students to medicine and dentistry courses at the majority of UK universities. The test is a 2 hour computer based test which gives students immediate results. The test consists of five, separately timed, sub-tests in these areas:  verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement .All the universities in New Zealand and Australia who will be changing to UCAT are here. www.ucatofficial.com/ucat-anz/universities/  Please note, some Australian Universities will not require UCAT but all new Zealand ones will. To help prepare for UCAT free, comprehensive preparation materials, including an online guide, tutorials, question banks and practice tests will be available on the UCAT website www.ucatofficial.com  There is also a Powerpoint about the test here  https://www.ucatofficial.com/media/1271/ucat-anz-presentation-2019-v3.pptx
MedEntry is a private organisation who offer preparation help at a cost.