The current Siena Career News is indeed a bumper edition with loads of information to assist students who are choosing their VCE subjects, or considering future study and career plans.
As we head into the busiest time of year in the Careers Office, I would strongly recommend students take time to consider their interests, strengths, learning styles and possible future directions when choosing their subjects. Your main criteria for choosing subjects should be those you enjoy and those you have done well in. Having a few ideas about what you would like to pursue once you leave Siena would be useful as there are certain tertiary courses that have prerequisites. Year 10 students can view these via the VTAC Guide for Year 10 Subject Selection, Prerequisites 2023 (links emailed to all Year 10s) and available on Siena Central and the Siena Careers Website.
VTAC applications open on 3 August for Year 12 students, so refining your list of course preferences should be the focus. All of the University Open Days are virtual this year (links to all of these are in the Siena Career News), so there should be no excuse not to attend. Many of the Tertiary Course Information webinars from the various Institutions have been recorded and are available for students to listen to if they missed the actual session. It is such a bonus to be able to listen to these at your leisure.
In this week’s Siena Career News you will also find information on University Early Entry Programs, University Course Information webinars, Virtual Open Days, a snapshot of Box Hill Institute and course comparisons with Business/Commerce and Science/Biomedicine degrees.