Though work experience placements are limited at the moment, opportunities are still aplenty here at OHS. Just ask our Year 12 students, who recently attended their very own Employability Day, organised by our Head of Careers, Dr Strobel.
Arriving to school in their smartest attire, Year 12s had a jam-packed day ahead of them as they enthusiastically listened to and engaged with our seven speakers – some of whom are current parents – and took part in a mock assessment centre. With an assortment of topics ranging from the current and future job market, preparing for internships, and how to strategically use one’s skills and strengths, our Careers Department left no stone unturned with the abundance of information and choices for our Year 12s to consider.
“The diverse range of speakers was really interesting and gave us all the opportunity to hear about actual ways to improve our employability. The event was really useful in terms of allowing us to look beyond university and at the world of employers and looking at how to make the most of opportunities at uni that relate to employability. The mock assessment centre was a nice break from the screens and an opportunity to have first-hand experience of what an interview situation might look like. Overall, it was a really engaging, useful, and informative day.” – Aisling (S8)
A huge thank you to our speakers who attended: Kevin May from Sticks Company, Karen Kimura from GDST, Shelly O’Gilvie from Bright Network, OHS alumna Zulekha Samiullah, Chris West from Nokia, skills and strengths coach Grace Donegan, and Sophie Roell from Five Books. We are very grateful for your invaluable participation and advice to our students.
A special thanks goes to Kevin May, who has kindly allowed us to share the recording of his insightful talk (see below). Enjoy!