Beacon Careers Expo & Mock Interviews
The annual Beacon Careers Expo was held on 6 May at Rich River Golf Club. The day began with a panel of guest speakers from of a diverse range of careers.
Bim Sherwood from Advance computing, Pat Arnold from Echuca Moama Physiotherapy, Foodmach apprentice Kelly Shotton and Jacinta Canon owner of Endota Spa, shared their own career journeys and passed on some powerful messages to the students on following their passions and the importance of doing work experience.
Over 400 students from the five Beacon schools participated in four interactive and informative workshops selected from 57 workshops with 90 presenters from the community involved.
As part of the Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation's Real Futures program, 119 Year 9 Echuca College students participated in Mock interviews conducted by members of the local business community on 29 May.
Thanks to NAB, Community Living & Respite Services Inc. Campaspe Shire Council, Insurance House, Lockwood Partners, Numanz Embroidery, Sarina Russo Apprenticeships, Echuca Regional Health, We Are Vivid.
Some student comments after the interview:
Evie: At the start I was feeling nervous but towards the end I started to feel more comfortable.
Cameron: I was nervous going into the interview but got more confident.
Claudia: I wasn’t very confident at first but my nerves went away after a while.
Jack: I felt stresed but now I feel calm.
Year 9 student: The interview was very helpful, as she told me what I did wrong, what I did right and what I can do better next time.
Mitch: I need to stop moving my hands and to stop being nervous.
Hunter: To try and prepare more for the questions and so answer them easier.
Riley: to space out my cover letter more.
Blake: I did well. I was very confident.