While our students have settled into the rhythm of school life, many are knocking on my door to begin or resume conversations about their post-school plans. Please see below for a summary of some of the resources that we have available, not just for students’ career planning, but for parents to help support their daughters’ career development.
- Brisbane Girls Grammar School has its own Careers Portal, with up-to-date information and resources for students to make well-informed decisions regarding their tertiary pathways. The portal is used to support the Year 10 Post School Pathways Program, and is also useful for all students looking for information about occupations, university programs, scholarships and Open Days. In the For Students section, there are opportunities for students to explore their career personality, skills, interests, work values, and much more through a variety of quizzes and activities. Furthermore, students will find information on preparing job applications, resumes and personal statements. In addition to supporting our students’ career development, the website contains resources for parents, including the Helping your Teenager with Career Planning Handbook, an events calendar, newsletters and an array of research tools to ensure that students and parents are informed about what is happening in the tertiary pathways landscape. The portal is available for students and parents via the Tertiary Pathways page on Minerva. Access to the Tertiary Pathways page is via Student Care or Year 10, 11 or 12 Year level pages.
- A reminder too that we publish a monthly careers newsletter. This newsletter is emailed to students in Years 10 to 12 and is available to read on the Tertiary Pathways page on Minerva and via the Important Info tab on the careers website. The January issue is now available.
- Information about how work experience operates at BGGS is detailed on Minerva and on our Careers Portal. Students are invited to make an appointment via firstname.lastname@example.org for a preliminary discussion about the kind of experience they are hoping to complete. Alternatively, girls can see Ms Braithwaite in Academic Administration to collect a Work Experience Folder to get started.
Ms Louise Walls
Director of Tertiary Pathways