Career options for Territorians were highlighted last month, and September sees Charles Darwin University (CDU) show a continuing commitment to developing young minds.
During August, CDU presented at several career expos, highlighting pathways to further education for people of all ages and circumstances.
This month, CDU will hold a Courses and Careers Night to help students, their parents and partners make informed decisions about career and study pathways before the closing date for early applications on September 30.
The information evening will be held on Wednesday September 3 at the Mal Nairn Auditorium (Building Red 7) on CDU’s Casuarina campus from 5pm to 7pm.
University staff will be on hand to provide information about admission and the courses on offer at CDU.
The August career expos were held Territory-wide in Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek, supported by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET). Large numbers of local school students attended the CDU booth at the Darwin Showgrounds during specially arranged sessions.
Manager of the CDU recruitment section, Margo Baas, was pleased with the variety of people approaching CDU staff with questions about university study.
“The idea of going to university is a daunting prospect for many people, but those who came and talked to us found out they were in a better position to take up further education than they thought. It’s really not that scary once you take the first few steps,” Ms Baas said.
And for the first time, the National Careers and Employment Expo came to Darwin.
The expo was held at the Darwin Convention Centre where thousands of career-minded people attended the two-day event.
Students took part in a range of activities including rock climbing, presentations and demonstrations.
For more information call the Student Information Centre (freecall) on: 1800 061 963 or email: email@example.com.