Careers

Mr Joe Evans is the College Careers Adviser who has had extensive teaching and career advising experience in many of our Catholic schools.

He is available to see students and parents/caregivers on Wednesdays at the College. To contact him, please call the College Office on 9208 7200 or email Mr Evans at jevans3@parra.catholic.edu.au

Students and parents/caregivers may wish to meet with Mr Evans regarding a range of career related issues, including but not limited to: post school options, clarity/advice on what career paths best suit individuals, subject choices for Year 11, queries on available work experience, learning how to study efficiently and job application processes in regards to obtaining apprenticeships or traineeships.

This page includes updated blog posts from Mr Evans about careers advice and new opportunities.

This article includes event details and information around upcoming Sydney University Scholarship information sessions and Early Offer Programs at Notre Dame University.

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Year 12 students are advised that you can now get a degree at TAFE! This is big news as studying a degree was once the preserve of the universities. Degree programs are quite varied and are available in Commerce, Business, Community Services, Property Valuation, Information Technology, 3D Art and Animation, Fashion Design, Early Childhood and Interior Design. More importantly, you do not need an ATAR to apply - you only have to have completed your HSC!

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This article includes important dates for those students sitting UMAT in Year 12.

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Year 12 students will be attending the Western Sydney Careers Expo on Thursday 22nd June at Sydney Showground Olympic Park (Week 9 of Term 2). In the past this event has proven to be valuable for our students as they have the opportunity to discuss their future plans and ambitions post –school with over a 100 exhibitors. Exhibitors include universities, TAFE and Training Colleges, apprenticeship and employment organisations plus providers of HSC resources. Students also have access to seminars on topics such as tertiary courses, HSC subjects, the UAC application process, employment options, gap years and study advice.

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Considering a career in business? Meet the Business Leader 2017 is an exciting opportunity for current Year 10-12 students to secure a cadetship. The event, hosted by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, is on Wednesday 17 May, 4:30 – 7:30pm at Luna Park. This is a free event however you will need to register http://bit.ly/MTBLNSW17 Career advisers, parent and teachers are also welcome.

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Students 16 years and over have the opportunity to become qualified swimming and water safety teachers next Saturday, 13 May at Stanhope Leisure Centre, Blacktown! Details found here.

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Students are encouraged to the take MHS Career Profile quiz! The quiz aims to give students an idea of what career choices are suitable for them according to their responses. More details can be found here.

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Year 12 students are encouraged to view this presentation around understanding UAC and university admissions.

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Applications are now open for business cadetship opportunities, closing on 10 May. View more details here.

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Students, parents and caregivers are invited to access the MY HIGH SCHOOL CAREERS WEBSITE which is full of relevant, up to date career resources. There is a mountain of useful information here which I strongly recommend to our school community! Simply go to www.mhscareers.com and login using: Username : stjohnpaul2 Password : 33ts

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This article includes a range of links to useful websites and blogs on how to prepare for Year 12, how to survive Year 12 and how to study smarter this year!

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Welcome back to all students and family in 2017. If I can begin with any advice, it would be to remember to try your best whatever year group your in. A special mention must also be made of our Year 12 students who have an important year ahead of them! My advice to this group is to settle back into your study patterns as soon as possible, as this year will go very quickly. Set your sights high and aim to do the best you can.

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