Year 11 students
What should I be doing in Year 11?
It is normal for Year 11 students to be unsure about a future career path, or even if university is right for you. The important thing is to continue learning about yourself and developing your knowledge of the many opportunities in both education and employment. Continue exploring with an open mind and you will be well equipped to make confident decisions in Year 12.
- Each year in October, SCU Discovery Day is held at our Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses. This event is an opportunity for Year 11 students to get a first-hand feel for university, learn exactly what's involved in your course of interest and discover exciting careers. University life, early entry schemes, costs and scholarship opportunities are also covered.
- Getting some work experience in a field that interests you is another great way to get a feel for life after school. You can do this through your school's work placement program if it has one, or approach a business yourself and see if you can do some volunteer work experience. The key is to ask if you can job shadow someone so that you spend time with a person who does the exact job that interests you.
- Visiting education and careers expos in your region is another opportunity to explore what's out there. Not only will you be able to collect the most up-to-date information from industry experts, but it's a good opportunity to talk face-to-face with people who can give you the right advice for your particular situation.
All of these suggestions can form part of a broader careers action plan. Speak to your careers adviser or guidance officer at school about developing one, as they have a wide range of information and resources at their fingertips.