Published on: 19 June 2015

The Year 12 Careers Breakfasts were held in the Old Boys’ Gallery this week, where over 120 boys had the opportunity to discuss their career aspirations with successful old boys. The joint initiative between the Old Boys’ Association and School gave boys the opportunity to ask questions of alumni from a range of fields.

Breakfasts were held over three mornings, with various fields/professions grouped together. These included commerce, law, business and IT; engineering, architecture and hospitality; and medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy and vet science.

Old boys mingled with students offering advice on preparing for exams, the year ahead, study pathways and life beyond Christ Church. Career Counsellor Ms Jody Clarke said the breakfasts were very successful and the boys appreciated being able to talk to others about their work, study paths and the reasons for choosing a particular occupation.

“It was reassuring for some Year 12 boys to hear old boys state that they didn’t know what occupation they wanted to pursue while they were at school, but found direction once starting university,” she said.

A recurrent message for the boys was – follow your passion, make the most of opportunities, there are many ways to get to the end goal and finally, enjoy what you do.