Careers education allows students to access to a wide range of information on careers and tertiary education.  Support and guidance is offered to enable them to start planning their future and make informed choices about their transition from school to further study, training, jobs or careers.

Individual counselling and career advice is available from our Careers Advisor.

Career Services 

The Careers Office provides a range of services, opportunities and experiences that encourage students to make informed choices about their future career pathways through:

  • One-on-one interviews for all Year 13 students
  • One-on-one interviews for all other students by appointment
  • Career education programme in Year 11, 12 and 13 (part of Life Skills programme)
  • Specialist speakers from industry or tertiary institutes to provide up-to-date information to students
  • Assistance with subject selection and preparation for tertiary study
  • Scholarship advice
  • CV writing 
  • Facilitating the attendance at STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) courses such as Defensive Driving, Barista and First Aid. 
  • Specialist programmes for other groups e.g. Maori, Programme Incubator
  • Study Link sessions
  • Follow up visits from liaison staff of tertiary institutes to help students with applications
  • Full and part-time job vacancies advertised in the department and online​​​​​​​

For more information contact the Careers Office

TERM 1 Planning

​​​​​​​Year 13

  • One-on-one meetings with Careers Advisor
  • Liaison provider visits at College
  • Open Day calendar published
  • Plan out Open Day visits to tertiary campus'or separate visits
  • GAP year applications 
  • NZ Defence Force visits
  • EIT School holiday STAR and taster courses (Year 11 - 13)

Year 12

  • Provider visits at College
  • Plan out Open Day visits to tertiary campus'or separate visits

TERM 2 Exploring

​​​​​​​Year 13

  • University Open Days and Hostel visits or organised visits
  • Scholarship applications open
  • GAP year applications 
  • Networking with Old Boys
  • NZ Defence Force applications open
  • School holiday STAR and Taster courses (Year 11 - 13)

Year 12

  • Exploring what interests them to make informed subject choice decisions for their final year.
  • Attend Hawke's Bay Careers Expo

TERM 3 Applications

​​​​​​​Year 13

  • University Open Days and Hostel visits, or organised visits
  • Halls of Residence applications open (August 1)
  • Liaison course planning visits
  • Scholarship applications
  • Studylink application completed
  • Certified/verified documents
  • Enrolment

Year 10 - 12

  • Subject choices submitted

TERM 4 Completion 

Year 13

  • Hostel offers finalised
  • Scholarship recipients notified
  • University acceptance finalised (January)

Year 10 - 12

  • Subject selection confirmed

Useful Resources and Links

University Subject Preparation Guides

Auckland University