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Posted September 11, 2014.

Career advice


Recently the College’s Alumni Co-ordinator, Ross Henderson organised the Senior School Careers Forum.  Current students nominated potential careers they are interested in.  This list was reduced to the six most popular and Ross invited Old Collegians from these six fields to be involved.  Initially everyone met together with each Old Collegian briefly outlining their career journey since leaving College.  Breakout sessions were then held to enable students to obtain career specific information.

While there was an enormous amount of information passed on to the students, current staff member, Denis Moneghetti, recorded one key takeaway from each of the speakers for wider distribution.  His jottings are recoded adjacent to the participants.


Mitchell Smith (2007)

Medical Intern, Ballarat Health Services


If you cannot gain entry into your preferred course immediately do not give up, there are alternative pathways along the journey to achieve your goal.








Peta Christie (2005)

Lawyer, BJT Ballarat

Peta ChristieEven when you complete your degree and gain employment there can be many choices within your chosen career, this all makes life interesting.









Andrew Parker (2004)

Construction Manager, Sydney

Andrew ParkerAlthough it is not for everyone you should at least investigate and consider a GAP year










Stefan Batstra (1989)

Graphic Designer, 61 Design, Ballarat

Stefan BatstraIf you are undecided on a tertiary course, do something exciting and interesting like travelling overseas, first.  This can really help with your decision making.









Rod Walton (1986)

General Manager (Accountancy), Haymes Paint, Ballarat

Rob WaltonLiving in a University College can be really exciting and helpful, particularly with social networking.










Bruce Roberts (1986)

Presenter, WINTV, Ballarat

Bruce RobertsBe the best you can be. Do what you like, find what you love and embrace it