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Careers Night helps students plan their futures


Careers Expo

This was Catherine McAuley College’s inaugural Careers Night, and it continued the great success of previous years under the CCB banner.

The night began with all Year 12 students attending a Tertiary Information Session before listening to nine inspirational speakers who are alumni (past students) of our school.

From 5.30pm, the Year 12s were granted exclusive access with their families to the Careers Night Expo where we had over 51 different stalls and approximately 150 Expo representatives to advise students.

From 6.00pm, there was a strong attendance of students and parents from Years 9 – 11 who came out to support this worthwhile event.

In attendance on the night were a range of local businesses including lawyers, accountants, both St John of God and Bendigo Health, Victoria Police, as well as over 20 universities, TAFEs and Independent Tertiary Colleges. We are always grateful to these organisations for their support as we know they offer outstanding information and advice for our students as they navigate their possible employment pathways.

Mr Benjamin Goode, Careers Practitioner

What are our alumni doing now?

A heartfelt thank you to our VCAL and VCE alumni (listed below) who spoke at the Year 12 information session. It was fascinating hearing about their varied pathways and we appreciated their willingness to answer questions.

Mrs Suzie Kemp, Pathways Leader

  • Kurt Ross: Registered builder, Evolution Pools owner/operator.
  • Ella Maher: Studying third year Bachelor of Pharmacy at La Trobe University, Bendigo. Works at a local community pharmacy and a hospital pharmacy. President of the Bendigo Association of Pharmacy Students.
  • Eammon Sheehan: Studying second year Bachelor of Science, majoring in Molecular Biology. Works part time at Grill’d Healthy Burgers.
  • Ben Fitzpatrick: Deputy Principal, Catherine McAuley College.
  • Shai O’Brien: Studying fourth (final) year of a double degree in Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Living in Melbourne and working casual jobs here and there!
  • Harry Mulqueen: Fully qualified landscaper; mostly commercial jobs for councils and also some private jobs.
  • Bridget McDougall: Resource Recovery Development Coordinator, City of Greater Bendigo. Manages educational projects, advertising campaigns and resource recovery projects for the general public, schools and businesses.
  • Ned Slater: Studying fourth year Osteopathy. Managing the process of opening an Osteopathy section in an existing Chinese Medicine and Remedial Massage Clinic.
  • Kansas Graham: Currently working at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Geelong after graduating last year as an Occupational Therapist. Studied at the University of Melbourne and then La Trobe Bendigo.