Logan campus was buzzing with an excited swarm of local high school kids on Friday as Griffith University hosted the Step in to Logan Careers and Information Day.
Over 960 students from years 10, 11 & 12 at schools from near and far in the region attended the event, which offered a careers market, campus tours, activity zone, free lunch and a live band.
The Step into Logan Careers and Information Day on March 15, was the perfect opportunity for professional organisations, employers and tertiary institutions to showcase career opportunities, study options and support services to local secondary students.
The Career market gave students the chance to ask their own specific questions and get up-to-date information on a wide range of careers and services available.
Stallholders included the Logan Community-Bendigo Bank, Queensland Police, Australian Red Cross, Logan City Council, Volunteering Queensland, Boystown and Defence Force Recruiting among others. Those we spoke to like the Defence Force Recruiting team were excited about the positive response from the students with questions covering everything they had to speak of.
Griffith staff were als0 on hand to represent Logan’s key academic and support areas such as education, business, nursing & midwifery, human services and social work, information and communication technology, the Gumurrii student support unit and student equity support.
Year 10 student, Scott Burnside from Beenleigh State High School, plans to study architecture one day and said it had been a great experience.
“We had a chance to check out some of the facilities at Griffith and see what a uni campus is like. The food and the activity zone were cool, but I really liked speaking with the student ambassadors on the campus tours and the staff too. We asked loads of questions about what and where we can study. The facilities are great. Its’ been really great.”
Robyn Wells, the Marketing and Communications officer for Logan campus was excited about the turnout, which was their biggest ever, and the positive response from both students, teachers, careers guidance officers and market stallholders.
“It is a valuable experience for these high school students as it assists with raising aspirations and at the same time, allows them to start thinking about career pathways earlier.”