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On 20 March 2018, St Peter’s College held the annual Careers Evening. This was the 19th careers evening since its inception in 2000, and was another fantastic night. The Careers Evening is designed for Years 10 and 11 students to explore career paths and speak to representatives from a range of occupations. Memorial Hall was filled with a fantastic buzz, with over 350 students and their families engaging with 34 different representatives. This year saw the return of many stallholders, as well as new representatives in IT and game design, human resources, and project management. A guide dog was a welcome visitor with the veterinary presenters. Thank you to Rebecca Foster, who was instrumental in coordinating the night, along with Jason Hall for the set up of Memorial Hall. A special thank you to Mark Colsey for his continued commitment to the Careers Evening, who without his tireless work, the event wouldn’t be such a success.

If you would like to be involved next year as a presenter or have any contacts in specific occupations, please make contact Rebecca Foster.

Cameron Hromin, Assistant Careers Counsellor

UMAT familiarisation
The School will be offering Year 11 and 12 boys a short three hour workshop to introduce and familiarise them to the UMAT. The session will be in a workshop format and will provide the participants with a greater understanding of the UMAT by looking at and analysing the questions and scenarios in all three sections of the test that are usually found in the UMAT. The preparation workshop is being supported and held at St Peter’s College and will be run by Medessentials at no cost to the participants. Places for this workshop are strictly limited and is being held on Sunday 8 April from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All Year 11 and 12 boys have been provided with details of the course and a consent form by email.

Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo
The Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo (TSCEA) is a comprehensive expo at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Sunday 8 April, 10.00am–4.00pm and Monday 9 April, 9.30am–1.30pm. Admission is free.

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 will be able to meet one-on-one to discuss their study, career and employment options with a large number of representatives from over 60 exhibitors including the universities from South Australia, interstate and overseas universities/colleges, private education colleges, Tafe SA, government agencies, professional associations, local and national employers and the defence forces. A number of seminars will also be held. View the full list of the representatives. It is a valuable one-stop event and any student considering studying at the tertiary level will benefit from attending. St Peter’s College students are strongly encouraged to attend on Sunday 8 April. More information about this event.

Career-related events at St Peter’s College
The School has arranged visits from the following universities to the School during the School day so that Year 11 and 12 boys can gain information to assist them with their post-school plans.

  • Monday 9 April: University of Sydney
  • Tuesday 10 April: Australian National University
  • Thursday 12 April: Bond University

Later this term, the boys will be informed of these presentations by email and will be required to register should they wish to attend. If any student is even just contemplating interstate tertiary study options, then they should actively engage in these types of events.

Education in the USA
Education USA is hosting a seminar on Wednesday 11 April from 5.30–7.30pm at Pulteney Grammar for students who have attended an initial introduction to the USA session previously (Seymour 2018, Saints 2017 or Pembroke 2017) and want more support regarding the next steps in their application. This advice applies to those looking at applications for normal USA entry or via a student athlete type entry. Registration details for Next Steps and Student Athlete Aspirations.

University of Western Australia (UWA)
UWA will be running an information evening in Adelaide from 6.30pm to 7.45pm on Tuesday 10 April, at the Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide. This will be a great opportunity to find out about the wide range of courses offered. More information.

Letzlive is an organisation that handles the recruitment of gap tutors for schools in the UK. For details about the organisation, placement opportunities and how to apply visit Applications are required for placements in 2019 and must be received by 9 April 2018. There is an initial registration fee and selection interviews will be conducted in April and May.

The University of Melbourne – information day for interstate students
This event is for interstate students and their families, and is being held on Monday 16 April from 8:30am. The event addresses the Melbourne University experience for interstate students. The program includes information about the application process, scholarship opportunities, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. Students will also have the opportunity to consult current interstate students about their experiences and hear how they managed the transition to Melbourne. There will also be details on what life in a residential college is like, with lunch in a college dining hall as well as a college tour. More information and registration.

International College of Hotel Management (ICHM)
ICHM is holding their Career Week programs again in 2018. These programs allow participants to experience first hand the courses and facilities available at ICHM. The Career Weeks will be held from 9 – 13 July and 1 – 5 October. More information and registration or email

Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)
AIE’s Industry Experience Day on 18 April provides an opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about the local and international game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries. Students will get the opportunity to learn about the different pathways in the industry and what should be in their portfolio as well as creative in practical workshops using industry-standard 3D animation and game development tools. The sessions are run by industry professionals and participants will be using industry standard software. More information and registration.

Mark Colsey, Careers Counsellor