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Career Planning & Support
It is recognised at Scots College that the key to success, both within school and out, is for students to have a passion for subjects, values and interests that ultimately lead to a satisfying career where students reach their full potential.
Career education with the availability of On-line psychometric questionnaires, and advice provided in the Senior School helps give students the necessary information, tools and confidence to face a succession of options, decisions and career choices.
Career education is incorporated for all year levels through the pastoral care tutorials run through the House system. There is a well resourced careers room highlighting a variety of tertiary institutions and industry training establishments. Appointments for career interviews can be made at anytime with the Careers Adviser Mr Gary Henley-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, ph 380 7655.
Victoria University Wellington – School-leaver scholarships
We’re delighted to announce that applications for our school-leaver scholarships are now open, and will close at 4.30pm on Saturday 15 September 2018. Students will only need to complete one online application to be considered for all three school-leaver scholarships.
Applicants for these scholarships will be notified of the outcome mid-October.
Applications can be submitted on our website.
Changes to our scholarships
Victoria University of Wellington has a comprehensive suite of scholarships that support significant numbers of students throughout their higher education journey. We have made changes to the suite of school-leaver scholarships to reflect the university’s holistic approach in enabling students to achieve their ambitions. We’ve given them new names to reflect this change.
Each scholarship is named for a different type of pounamu (greenstone). Māori consider pounamu to be a taonga and the precious stone has an important place in te ao Māori. Pounamu protects and acts as a source of strength for those who possess it and for future generations.
Naming our scholarships for pounamu is a signal of the importance of these scholarships and the enduring impact we believe they can have for students. The three school-leaver scholarships are the Tangiwai, Totoweka and Kahotea scholarships.
More information on each scholarship can be found below and on our website. We’ll also be sending posters to your school in the coming weeks with information about the new scholarships.
Tangiwai Scholarship—for excellence
Up to 600 scholarships will be awarded, valued at $5,000 each, which can be put towards accommodation costs at a Victoria hall of residence, or (for students not in a hall) as a contribution towards your first-year living costs. Find out more here
Totoweka Scholarship—for equity and support
Up to 200 scholarships will be awarded, valued at $5,000, which can be put towards accommodation costs at a Victoria hall of residence, or (for students not in a hall) as a contribution towards your first-year living costs. Find out more here.
Kahotea Scholarship—for outstanding achievements
Valued at up to $30,000 over three years of study, up to 30 scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students—based on criteria centred around academic excellence, cultural background and community involvement, leadership and equity. Find out more here.
THE CAREERS EXPO: WELLINGTON 2018
Wellington 22nd-23rd June 2018 TSB Arena, Queens Wharf
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd June, 10.00am – 3.00pm
2018 Open Days
Thursday 12th July
University of Canterbury
Friday 20th July
Wednesday 1st August
Massey University (Palmerston North)
Saturday 11th August
Massey University (Auckland)
Saturday 25th August
University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Friday 31 August
University of Victoria, Massey University (Wellington)
Saturday 1st September
Concerning Careers – notes from the Careers Office
Click on the widget to the right for the latest news from careers, updates from tertiary providers and notifications on scholarship applications in this regular Careers newsletter.
Bullseye – Online Career Quiz & Resource Hub
All Year 13 students are required to fill in an online questionnaire with Bullseye. Bulls-Eye is a New Zealand online career quiz and an integrated resource hub that provides an engaging career exploration process, which helps teens focus on their interests and skills to assess over 40 career paths. Bulls-Eye focuses on occupations that are available in the New Zealand employment market, matching student interests and aptitude with potential careers and provides information about different industries, job sectors and learning pathways.
All Year 13 students are emailed a unique login password at the beginning of the year and after completing the questionnaire all Year 13 students are required to make a careers appointment with Careers Advisor Mr Gary Henley-Smith to discuss their results.
Find out more on Bulls-Eye on their website www.bulls-eye.co.nz
Valuable Careers links
www.careers.govt.nz – A very valuable resource for students and a good starting point.
Under the tab ”Courses” the website gives information on
- choosing school subjects
- understanding NCEA
- applying for scholarships
- study and training options
- tertiary study
- Workplace training and apprenticeships
Thinking of going to University
Read the following
Money Hub – Want free money to study? Money Hub is the Ultimate NZ Scholarship Guide for University Studies
Generosity is a website that lists all possible scholarships available in New Zealand.
The website can be accessed:
- On any computer on the school network
- or by entering your library card details on the Wellington City Library Website.
It cannot be accessed from home.
University websites also list scholarships available at the particular university.