Program helps teens study career paths early

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Program helps teens study career paths early


Published on 19 March 2014

Year 11 and 12 students wanting to take early steps on their career paths are encouraged to attend the Headstart Information Evening at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday 26 March from 6pm to 7pm.

With new courses on offer in film and television studies, counselling and psychology, USC’s Headstart Program is preparing for a bumper semester two this year.

USC Communications Officer Macaela French said the information evening at the Sippy Downs campus would start with optional tours of the facilities at 5.15pm for any interested high school students, their friends and families.

“Staff will then provide details about the program, the study options and the application process, while current Headstart students share their experiences,” she said. “More than 30 courses will be available in semester two, from August.

“This semester we have more than 80 high school students enrolled in Headstart, with popular courses including communication, psychology, creative writing, drama and sport and exercise science.”

Miss French said Headstart allowed Year 11 and 12 students to complete up to two USC courses while still in high school.

“They can get a taste of university life while working towards their future degrees and dream jobs,” she said.

Headstart can provide students with an alternative pathway into university, with credit for the courses already successfully completed.

Registrations for the event can be made online or by phoning 5456 5000.

— Julie Schomberg

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