The Careers Department is located in the P3 classroom, in front of the Art rooms. At St Dominic’s Catholic College, we are passionate about preparing our students for vocational and academic tertiary success. Every senior student attends a Careers lesson weekly. There is an academic and vocational focus where students complete Achievement and Unit Standards. Gaining soft skill development and the confidence to present effectively are also areas that are covered.
All senior students are able to request one-to-one career counselling sessions which can be scheduled during the school day. Students can make appointments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents can also email the team to make an appointment for their daughter and/or themselves. Email details below. Careers staff are available before and after school, at interval and at lunchtime to assist with inquiries. Parent/whanau inquiries are also welcome and appointments can be arranged so that parents/whanau can attend with their daughter. All Year 13 students will be individually interviewed in Term 3 and 4.
Every Wednesday during Term 2 Period 4, we hold a session with different Universities, to give senior students a taste of tertiary programmes, pre-requisite subjects required and career pathways for the particular programmes of interest to them. In Term 3 Period 4, we offer Course Planning sessions for the respective Universities that students have enrolled with. Various speakers will be invited to share their work experiences with our students throughout the year. Subjects that speakers will cover include; financial literacy and student loans, how to be a high-performing team member, relationship building and networking skills and customer service aptitude.
This is an annual event normally held in May or June in Auckland. We will have more details of the 2023 event nearer the time.
University Open Days
These are a great way to find out what degrees are available and what campus life is really like. We will upload 2023 dates as they become available.
The Careers Department can help students:
Explore options for future pathways
Find and research resources so they can make informed decisions