On June 11, 2013, the annual Careers Night was held at Macleans College. Cars and people crowded around the school in the dark, eager to attend the talks that could possibly determine their future.
All Year 12 and 13 students were strongly encouraged to attend, and parents were welcome to join them.
Speakers from both New Zealand and overseas universities were there, ready to provide the information students needed to decide what to do when they left school. A various range of talks were available, from those focusing on the typical Bachelor degrees to apprenticeships.
The event was held across five different houses. All the talks regarding Health and Science were held in Rutherford; the Humanities in Hillary; Art and Design, the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police as well as Apprenticeships in Upham; Engineering and Computer Sciences in Snell, and Business, Law and Hospitality in Te Kanawa.
Detailed talks were in the classrooms, while representatives from different schools and businesses set up in the commons and offered more information and free products to advertise themselves.
The event lasted for 2 hours, consisting of three 25 minute sessions for people to attend the talks and 15 minute breaks in between to allow both students and parents to ask questions and talk to a wider range of people.
By the end, students and parents went home with an armful of brochures and pamphlets, hopefully feeling confident that they could now begin to make a more informed decision on what to do when they leave Macleans College.
Written by SuYoung Lee. Photo by SuYoung Lee.