USC to help Year 11 students tackle 'crisis'

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USC to help Year 11 students tackle 'crisis'


7 November 2012

7 November 2012

If you faced a sudden life-or-death emergency in daily life, which profession would you prefer to be skilled in?

More than 100 high school students will answer this question when they put their preferred future careers into action at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Thursday 8 November in an innovative pilot program.

The inaugural Year 11 Careers Day at USC will give students the opportunity to gain insights into their chosen career paths and learn how to achieve their goals.

USC External Relations Manager Kylie Russell said the students, from 11 schools from Maryborough to north Brisbane, would participate in dramatic, practical workshops based on the surprise crisis scenario.

Media are welcome to attend this colourful, hands-on event. The best times for action will be at the workshops from 10.30am to 11.30am at venues across campus.

Ms Russell said the event would assist students interested in becoming nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists, paramedics, accountants, public relations officers, journalists and computer-based designers.

“Students will also be able to talk to USC staff, students and graduates about the university experience and the professions while checking out our campus and facilities,” she said.

— Julie Schomberg

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