Inaugural Alumni Careers Pathway Q&A
Fairhills High School held its Inaugural Alumni Careers Pathway Q&A session with Year 11 and 12 students on Thursday 24th February.
We were absolutely delighted to welcome the very first participants of the Ourschool official Fairhills alumni program!
Three former students, Clyde Benjamin (Class of 2018), Olivia Johnson (Class of 2017) and Maya Tomasovic (Class of 2018) generously gave their time to Q&A with Year 11 & 12 students, inspiring them about the realities of career pathways into teaching, IT, engineering and law and offering practical advice and tips about tertiary study, work and getting a job.
Why is this so helpful/so important? Why do public school alumni communities matter so much?
Simple. Alumni hold a completely unique role with current students, having attended the same school. Hearing their experiences helps motivate students to aspire, feel confident and see opportunities they may never have thought available to them. Whether a pathway leads to tertiary or TAFE, apprenticeship, or employment, every. single. student. pathway. matters.
Through Clyde, Olivia and Maya sharing their wisdom and insights, going forward, those students who attended the session are now:
- Educated first-hand by peers about the range and realities of potential career pathways they could follow…
- Inspired about the employment possibilities that await them in the adult world…
- Connected to a supportive and experienced adult alumni network.
Thank you so much Clyde, Liv and Maya, your brave honesty, brilliant humour and enormous kindness was an absolute inspiration to students and staff, please come back to celebrate Fairhills’ 50th anniversary with us next year!
Are you a former Fairhills student?
If you are a former student of Fairhills High School, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with us by sending an email to: Sally Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org