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Careers Expo draws large crowd


This event provided great insight into the various opportunities and choices provided to students. Not only were there numerous universities present, but also different industries, trades and specialised companies.

On Thursday evening, Sancta Maria College hosted an informative Career Expo in the auditorium. Various universities, companies and groups arrived, showcasing the unique opportunities provided to students after their high school years.

The evening consisted of well-known tertiary providers such as the University of Auckland, Victoria University and the Auckland University of Technology presenting informative talks about entry requirements and what they have to offer to next year’s leavers. Trade communities such as BCITO were also present and exhibited the different opportunities in the trades area, giving students more insight and knowledge into the world of work.

While these talks were presented in classrooms, back in the auditorium stalls covering a wide range of career and study opportunities were kept busy as representatives and workers explained what they had to offer and answered the questions of curious students and parents.

One of the most noticable stalls was the one which displayed a banner of the familiar orange man – elections and voting. Despite the fact this evening was for the purpose of forming career pathways for students, it also provided those who were 17 and older a chance to enrol to vote and have a voice about the future of New Zealand. Victoria, one of the attendants at the election stall explained the importance of having this at our event:

“Through extensive research we found that there were significantly less people within the ages of 18-24 who were not signed up to vote. Through these advance sign ups, teens who have turned 17 or are 17 will be able to vote automatically once they reach 18.”

Crisha Cruz