Helping teenagers find careers they might love is not really all that difficult, and there are practical ways parents can help.
Being aware of a wide range of careers can really change children’s attitude to school and help them be so much more positive about school. When children realise that exciting careers can be within their reach if they do their best at school, working harder at school seems more attractive.
Absolutely. Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to see beyond the glossy brochures, the attractive websites and the statements about Uni X being the best. Seeing for yourself is the best way to really make up your mind about an institution. Every student’s dream course and career is out there somewhere. It sometimes just takes a little detective work and some leg work on Open Days to discover it.
We know that it’s great to help young children have fun investigating and thinking about careers. As a parent, there are easy-to-do strategies you can use to make sure your child is open to thinking about careers.
Extensive international research clearly shows that even primary children benefit greatly from talking about careers. Right from the first year at secondary school you can certainly help your child become more career savvy. It’s never too early to go along to Open Days and have fun investigating the many wonderful courses and careers these lead to. Career knowledge empowering and motivating for young people.
Students and parents need to keep up with the constantly changing tertiary landscape. It really is true that knowledge is power. The right knowledge can help students gain entry to very popular courses and even avoid being one of the many tertiary students who don’t make it past the first four or five weeks at university or TAFE.
Year 5 and 6 students are not too young to gain enormous benefits from being taken along to TAFE or university OPEN DAYS. They will learn so much about future courses and careers at these events while also having a lot of fun. Parents are also showing that they take a real interest in their children and their talents and interests. But how can parents help younger children gain the most from an OPEN DAY? How can they make sure it’s an exciting experience and not an overwhelming or boring one? [Read more…]
The more students plan ahead and prepare before attending an Open Day, the more they will get out of it. It’s like doing your research before visiting a new city or country. You need to know what to look for, what are some of the special features and where to go.