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Lourdes Hill College Careers

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

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Are you interested in shaping the digital future? (Posted: 27/02/2020)

Girls in Computer Science

Are you interested in shaping the digital future? Female high school students and their parents and caregivers are invited to join us for an inspiring evening of empowerment.

The University of Queensland invites female high school students for an inspiring night of empowerment. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend the sessions.

What's involved:

1. Inspiring presentations

  • Student sessions: Chat with current female students and alumni speakers about their experiences of studying technology and working in the computer science industry.
  • Parent sessions: Hear from industry leaders as they share their experiences and provide advice for you as a parent of the next tech generation.

2. Fun hands-on activities

  • Experience hands-on activites and virtual reality!

3. Information Booths

  • Talk to representatives from UQ clubs and socities including Ladies in Technology, Design Society UQ and UQ Women in Engineering.

Register today. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

For more information about this event, contact:
Women in Engineering

USA Academic Tour - Alliance of Girls schools December 2020 (Posted: 24/02/2020)

Alliance USA Academic Tour – December 2020

December 5  - December 20, 

The Alliance of Girls Schools is pleased to announce dates for our second exciting USA Academic Tour, in partnership with Crimson Education.

Departing in December 2020 the academic tour will allow students to take in the educational highlights from the East and West Coasts of the USA.

Students will meet and learn from high-profile industry experts, and explore some of the world’s most influential institutions and exciting destinations. Most memorable of all, you’ll get to hear directly from top professors and current students to understand what makes their universities some of the world’s best.

Only 20 students can be accommodated on the trip so it will be important to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Taking place from 5-20 December 2020, the itinerary includes:

  • Boston + Harvard University + Boston Freedom Trail
  • Boston + MIT + Educational Strategy Workshop
  • New York City + Brown University + Yale University
  • New York City + United Nations + Columbia University
  • New York City + New York University + Statue of Liberty
  • New York City + Tiger Management + Metropolitan Museum of Art / Guggenheim Museum
  • San Francisco + Fisherman’s Wharf + Stanford University + Educational Strategy Workshop
  • San Francisco + Silicon Valley Company Visits + SETI Institute
  • Los Angeles + Alcatraz Island + UC Berkeley + Caltech
  • Los Angeles + LA Cleantech Incubator + Disneyland/Universal Studios
  • Los Angeles + UCLA + Griffith Observatory


How can students apply to attend?
An expression of interest form for students is included in the information pack above. Students are required to submit an application form with supplementary questions that will be assessed during an interview and selection process.


Student Scholarship
One student scholarship place is available for the tour and each member school may nominate one student for the scholarship. The scholarship will cover the full program cost including all travel, accommodation, activities and meals.


GU: Women in Aviation Day (Posted: 25/02/2020)

The Griffith Women in Aviation Day encourages interested female students to study Aviation at a tertiary level. It is designed for those interested in becoming pilots, managers, aircraft safety inspections/investigators, IT or engineers within the aviation industry.
The event will run on Friday 6 March 2020 at the Nathan Campus and coincides with Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.
 Students will participate in hands-on activities including a flight simulator trial and hear presentations from a variety of female industry speakers.
Female students in Years 10 to 12 are encouraged to apply.

Click here  for more information and see your Guidance Officer or Science teacher if you wish to participate


Interested in study in the USA? (Posted: 24/02/2020)

EducationUSA Australia, as part of the U.S. Consulate General, is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Jarich, former Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director of Admissions at the University of California - Berkeley and a past College Board Faculty Institute Member, will be travelling to Australia next month to deliver a U.S. College Application Information Session at Brisbane Grammar School.

Amy will unpack the U.S. application process and provide a wealth of knowledge from her experience in the industry. These sessions are a must for any student, parent or staff member looking into the U.S. university application process.

The session will be held at Brisbane Grammar School on Wednesday 11 March between  5:30pm and 7:00pm.

Further information and registration may be found here


Army cadets recruiting now (Posted: 24/02/2020)

2020 Lunchtime career information sessions (Posted: 20/02/2020)

All sessions will be held in the careers auditorium at lunchtime
Sessions are relaxed and informal and are organised to provide you with the opportunity to learn and to ask questions
Bring your lunch
Term 1
Date Presentation
Wednesday February 19th Elizabeth Cornell – archive professional
From a degree in behavioural science (psychology) to working as an archivist for diverse companies such as Universities, unions and major music companies.
Come and hear about Elizabeth’s journey and about an important career you have probably heard very little about.
 Tuesday 25th February Interested in medicine?
 This presentation by UQ is valuable for anyone considering studying medicine.
Wednesday 4th March Sian Neubecker – Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Sian is coming in to discuss her career as an occupational therapist working with children. Sian ran a highly regarded and successful OT business in Mackay until returning to Brisbane at the start of 2020 (where she will recommence work soon).
If you are considering a career in allied health, come and learn about OT.
Monday March 2nd Applying to College in the USA
Have you ever dreamt about studying in the USA?
I will outline some of the important inforamtion you need to know if you are interested in applying to study in the USA.
Thursday March 5th Mary O’Brien – careers in agriculture
We are very lucky to be joined by agricultural scientist, successful business owner and the founder of “Are you Bogged Mate” (a rural mental health initiative).
Come and learn about Mary’s successful career and about the diversity of opportunities in the agricultural sector.
Wednesday March 11th Sean from Bond University
Come and join the always entertaining and gregarious Sean from Bond University, to learn more about studying at Bond  but also hear his tips for how to prepare for life after school
Thursday March 12th Natalie Oxenham – automation technician (via Skype from the USA where she is currently touring with Elton John)
Nat was a member of the first LHC Technical Services team which was formed in 1998 (when she was in Year 9). Nat went on to Complete a degree in fine arts in Technical theatre at QUT and has since worked around Australia and the world on major productions and shows - working on major musicals and with performers (such as Elton John.)

Tuesday March 17th Griffith University
Learn about the benefits of studying at Griffith university. Come along to hear about their diverse courses and what makes Griffith different from other universities.
A great chance to ask lots of questions.
Wednesday 18th March UQ humanities and PPP
Representatives from UQ will be coming in to discuss their humanities offerings, in particular, their PPE course. Come along to learn where a degree in humanities could take you.


University of Melbourne aspiring scholars community (Posted: 19/02/2020)

Applications for the 2020 Aspiring Scholars community are now open
Applications for the University of Melbounre 2020 Aspiring Scholars community are now open! What is the community? It’s an online Facebook-based community of high achieving Year 12 students from across Australia and New Zealand who are connected by their interest in studying at Melbourne. Community members receive:
  • An insight in to the student experience at Melbourne through our current student mentors who themselves are past Aspiring Scholars;
  • Access to a series of webinars and online sessions on topics such as the Melbourne Model, finding accommodation, how to apply through VTAC, and moving interstate;
  • An invitation to a meet-up in their closest major city to network with other Aspiring Scholars, meet a University of Melbourne staff member, and collect some merch;
  • A chance to win a trip to the University of Melbourne’s 2020 Open Day for themselves and a parent/guardian so they can explore the campus themselves.
For more information, see the informational flyer/poster
To apply :

Applications close on Sunday 8 March.


University of Melbourne Interstate student and family information day (Posted: 19/02/2020)

University of Melbourne Interstate student and family information day

Registrations are now open for the first of our Interstate Student and Family Information Days on Friday 17 April 2020.

This popular on-campus event is specifically designed for Year 11 and Year 12 domestic interstate students and their families and covers all aspects of the transition to university life in Melbourne for students coming from other states.

Please note: Registrations usually close within a few days as we reach capacity quickly.
The day will focus on aspects of the university that are of greater concern to interstate students such as the application process, scholarships, student services, accommodation options and financial assistance. This year we will also have faculty participation with a ‘Faculty Speed Dating’ session.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask current University of Melbourne students who have come from interstate about their experience and how they managed the transition. The program will also include accommodation tours for those interested with an option to join a college residential college community for dinner in their dining hall.

Upcoming defence force information sessions in March (Posted: 19/02/2020)

March Information Sessions
03 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Defence Careers DFRC Brisbane
05 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Commando DFRC Brisbane
09 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Gap Year DFRC Brisbane
12 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Music Careers DFRC Brisbane
17 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Night in the Army Reserve Greenbank Depot
19 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Defence Careers Fitzy’s Loganholme
24 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Indigenous Careers Caboolture RSL
26 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Women in Trades DFRC Brisbane
30 Mar 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm Engineering Careers DFRC Brisbane

All upcoming information sessions can be found via


USC Headstart program information session (Posted: 19/02/2020)

Year 11 and 12 students can study first-year subjects on campus, giving them a taste of university whilst gaining credit towards their degree.
What’s even better, the first course is FREE, saving them time and money on their full degree
Date: Tuesday 17 March at USC Moreton Bay
Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Who should attend: Parents and students in Years 10-12

Defence force work experience opportunity for Indigenous students. (Posted: 18/02/2020)

The ADF is offering a number of experiences for Year 10-12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who want to experience Officer or General Entry (Trades) with the Army.  Details of all experiences can be found at:

CLICK HERE: YouTube - "Ex First Look"

The program's activities have been developed to provide insight into the training required, as well as giving students the opportunity to experience Army lifestyle as a whole, encouraging them to consider the Army as a career option.
The program at ALTC will be run from 27 April-01 May 2020 and is an all-inclusive funded trip to Albury-Wodonga.
The program at RMC will run from 3-7 May 2020 and is all-inclusive funded trip to Canberra.

Applications need to be submitted through the Defence Work Experience Program (DWEP) via by late March 2020.

If you are interested, please contact Mrs Staley for more information.

QUT Parent information session (Posted: 18/02/2020)

 On 12 May, QUT will deliver a seminar at QUT Gardens Point to provide parents and their senior secondary children an opportunity to learn more about QUT.

Information will be provided on:
• making course and career decisions
• getting into university
• life as a university student
• transition to university and support for students
• study costs and financial support
• resources for parents

You’ll also have the option to attend a twilight campus tour with a QUT student before the seminar.

QUT Get Ready for Uni Day (Posted: 17/02/2020)

17 April

Year 11 and 12 students are invited to our experience day during the school holidays to get a head start in your career planning.
You'll receive advice about researching your study options, explore the courses offered at QUT, talk with current students about what it's like to study at uni, and tour the campus.
Registration will be available in February. 

Where: Gardens Point campus

Marine studies camp for Grade 11 and 12 students in Tasmania, Easter holidays 2020 (Posted: 06/02/2020)

Year 11 and 12 students from around Australia have the chance to experience life as a marine biologist for a week on Tasmania’s Maria Island thanks to Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).

The six-day course XAS101 A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology is a fantastic opportunity for students from all over Australia to find out what it’s like to be a marine biologist and to experience marine science first hand. “They’ll enjoy a once in a lifetime experience on Tasmania’s East Coast while also learning how to collect scientific data in the field."


There are both paid places and scholarship positions available. To register your interest for this course, go to

Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award (Posted: 11/02/2020)

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. The award comprises a tablet device (or similar) and certificate for you, along with a plaque of recognition for your school.
There are up to 50 awards available on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force, which will be presented to suitable applicants who have applied for entry to ADFA.
Current Year 12s have until 28 February 2020 to submit their applications and current Year 11 students can start their application on 1 May 2020

Visit the ADFA 
Education Award on the ADFA website for more information, including:
  • Key Dates
  • Award Eligibility
  • Assessment
  • Obligation of the Recipient
  • Presentation

Current Qld University 2020 Open day list (Posted: 11/02/2020)

Institution Date
ACU Saturday  25/ July
Bond University
Saturday 25 July  (1-5pm)
Sunday 26/July  (9-3)
UQ St Lucia:
Sunday, 2 August  (9am–3pm)
UQ Gatton Sunday, 16 August (9am–3pm)
Griffith University
(Gold Coast Nathan and Southbank campuses)
Sunday 9th August
CQU (to be confirmed)

Sunday 16 August
Sunday 23 August
Sunday 30 August
SAE (to be confirmed)
Moreton Bay
Sunshine Coast

Sunday 17 May (10-2)
Sunday 2 August (10-2)
Sunday 19 July (9-1)
Virtual Open Day

Sunday 9 August
Sunday 23 August
Tuesday 15 September
Other events
  • Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May - Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May - Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO), Royal International Convention Centre


GSF.Academy prepares teenage girls for success across their school, work and personal lives. Our national half-day intensive workshops have been designed – and are delivered by –
experienced, professional women who offer their own personal strategies, tools and techniquesacross a variety of topics especially relevant to GenZ. S
Special Guest Facilitators include:
  • Hollywood Stunt Artist Ky Furneaux,
  • Channel 7 Snr Reporter Katrina Blowers
  • International Communication Expert Tanya Meessmann
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Satuday 22nd February (AM)                                                                                                        Sunday 5th April (AM)

           Sunday 5th April (PM)                                                       Friday 17th April                                                                         

Sunday 7th June (AM)


Oxbridge overseas study programs June/July holidays - study in England, France, Spain or the USA (Posted: 04/02/2020)

Oxbridge Helps Students Discover The World's Greatest Classrooms.

Our leading study abroad programs offer a uniquely comprehensive pre-college experience. Our students learn from top academics and industry professionals, live in some of the world's best universities, and immerse themselves in remarkable cultures. We also offer students the change to perfect a foreign language through our immersion programs. We are proud of our esteemed faculty, and list all their biographies. Every course uses the city like a classroom with true experiential learning that takes full advantage of the local museums, historical sites, laboratories, and guest speakers available.

Want to learn more about Oxbridge and our study abroad programs? RSVP for one of our Live Webinars to hear from the Oxbridge Admissions team and Program Experts.  

Parent and Daughter Industry Breakfast Events hosted by Girl Shaped Flames (Posted: 30/01/2020)

You and a parent are invited to attend to these rare and invaluable events through which you can share the experience of seeing ‘behind the scenes’ of incredible companies. 
Each are hosted at our partner’s head offices, and are offered FREE OF CHARGE to girls in Grades 7-12 and their parents, thanks to our generous sponsorship partners.


Urban Utilities is a leader in the industry, creating an impressive and colossal infrastructure to keep our water running. Behind the well-known logo is a seemingly endless variety of departments, from Scientific Research and Innovation to Media and Marketing to Business Management, Human Resources to Finance, Engineering and even Town Planning! It’s a powerhouse that encourages regional travel, and play a key role in keeping our society on track.

There will also be a very special guest appearance from Louise Dudley Chief Executive Officer of Urban Utilities. Louise is passionate about female empowerment and she is very excited to be involved in such an event, to assist in equipping young ladies with confidence and aspirations!


Skedulo, with offices in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, helps companies to manage their teams using super-smart technology. They match the needs of complex jobs with individual skills and preferences to create work schedules that work! Skedulo make their customers and employees happier by providing faster, easier scheduling systems.

They work with cool companies like Sports Kickstart, Johnson & Johnson, Vision Australia and more.

Their tech makes scheduling even the most boring of tasks seem fun and we can’t wait to show you their funky, rapidly expanding Fortitude Valley workspace. Ping pong table included!


Join the YMCA Youth Parliament (Posted: 30/01/2020)

Are you interested in community issues? Then you might be interested in joining the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament (QYP).

The program is wholly run by an executive team, all under the age of 25; truly making it a program by young people, for young people.
 If you are between 15 and 25 years of age, you are invited to nominate. Nominations for the 2020 program open on Tuesday 28 January 2020 and close on Sunday 16 February 2020

 You can nominate via their website.

Feast in 2020 - FutureĀ Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (Posted: 30/01/2020)

FEAST is Future Experiences in Agriculture, Science and Technology (FEAST) and is a four-day residential program to inspire high school students about rewarding science careers in the agriculture, animal, plant and food industries. It is open to students in years 11 and 12 and will be held from 28 June to 1 July 2020 at UQ Gatton.
By participating in FEAST you’ll get to:
  • test-drive university and meet other students with similar interests
  • explore science disciplines through hands-on activities and workshops
  • meet UQ students and staff and attend industry-run sessions
  • experience living in the UQ Halls of Residence and take part in social and sporting activities
  • expand your knowledge of UQ Science study options and programs
  • learn about current challenges faced by scientists, including climate change, biosecurity, feeding the world and protecting endangered wildlife.
Numbers are limited and due to high demand, you can only attend FEAST once. Click here to find out about costs, bursaries and how to apply for 2020.

QUT: High School Research Internships (Posted: 30/01/2020)

QUT will be running a holiday STEM program for Year 11 and 12 during Internship week: Tuesday 14 April - Friday 17 April, 2020 (school holidays).
Applications for the 2020 program will be open in late January.

Check out more details.  

Oxford and Cambridge Summer Academy (Posted: 30/01/2020)

The CBL International Summer In Oxford offers high school students between the ages of 13 to 19 an exclusive opportunity to catch a glimpse of studying at prestigious universities in the United Kingdom.

Participants spend part of their summer in an academically renowned city, studying a subject of their choice, and attending workshops focusing on the university preparation and application process.

Whilst there, they will stay in University of Oxford colleges where meals, lectures, workshops, and social activities will also take place. 
Learn more…

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience (Posted: 30/01/2020)

The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students.
Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.

You can attend any one of the programs listed on the Where and When Page.

Speak to your Science teacher if you are interested in attending.

Brisbane Arts Theatre short courses (Posted: 30/01/2020)

The independent Brisbane Arts Theatre are offering a range of 2020 weekend student workshops. Training is available for students from 8 to 18 years and various skill levels.
 Visit their website to register and for up to date event details, including:

NIDA courses in Brisbane (Posted: 30/01/2020)

NIDA Open are giving childrenyoung people and adults in Brisbane the opportunity to engage in a variety of short courses including actingdirecting and tv presenting, in order to unlock their creative potential. Open classes in Brisbane include: Book four weeks before the course start date and receive a 10% earlybird discount. 

Sail on the Young Endeavour in 2020 (Posted: 30/01/2020)

Aged 16 - 23 and looking for a new challenge?

Join tall ship Young Endeavour for an unforgettable adventure! Test yourself as you learn to navigate, set sails and climb the 30 metre mast. 
Develop your confidence, teamwork and communication skills and make new friends.

Apply now to sail in 2020. 
Click here to apply.
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Welcome to the Lourdes Hill College Careers Website.


This site provides a valuable resource for students and parents and will be updated regularly with a wide range of information and resources.


It is recommend that you sign up for calendar updates and the careers newsletter, to ensure you are always up to date with career related news.


If you have any questions, or would like to book in an appointment to come in and see me, please send me an email at



Mrs Richelle Staley

Careers Counsellor 

Upcoming events

Don't forget to check out the calendar and the news feed for events that might be of interest to you.


Booking an appointment

If you would like to book an appointment to see Mrs Staley, go to the for students tab and click on the appointment booking page.

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