Careers and Work Experience

Preparing students for the future.

Our programme provides careers education, information, advice and guidance, and supports the Tutor Mentoring programme.

Located at the far end of the Conference Centre.

Careers Advisor: Ms Maureen Drum, ext. #365  careers@bdsc.school.nz

Work Experience, Gateway Co-ordinator: Mrs Nicola Shand-Marcusson, ext. #371  gateway@bdsc.school.nz

Vocational Pathways Manager: Ms Katherine Stewart, ext. #355  k.stewart@bdsc.school.nz

Education

Students have at least 4 sessions of Career Education prior to option selection.

Years 12 and 13 students participate in a variety of Experience Days, Workchoice Day, Tertiary Open Days and Student for a Day.

  • Maori students are targeted through KATTI, Whakapiki Ake, MAPAS, UTAS and OCE
  • Pasifika students are targeted through PILOT, MAPAS, UTAS and Pacific OCE
  • Years 12 and 13 Career Pathway classes
  • Year 12 Trades Academy class

Info

  • Regular notices on Student/Parent Webportal and Careers Centre noticeboard
  • Careers Expo
  • Careers assemblies
  • Lunchtime tertiary series in Term 2 for university and polytechnic overviews
  • Scholarship sessions
  • Prospectuses and pamphlets available in the Careers Centre

Advice and Guidance

  • Available to every student through the Careers Education Programme
  • Year 13 initial individual careers interviews
  • Course Planning by tertiary providers for Year 13
  • Interviews for all students if requested
  • Teacher (Guidance, Gateway work experience, Whanau Leader, Tutor and Class Teacher) referrals
  • Parental requests
  • Student Led Conferences
CAREERS CENTRE HOURS

Monday – Friday Interval and Lunchtime

+After school
(for general enquiries and perusing resources)

If a Career Interview is required,

Please request an appointment. Appointment slips are available on the whiteboard entrance-way.

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Gateway Work Experience Programme

Offered to Years 12 and 13 students as an opportunity to work a minimum of 30-40 hours in a work place environment with the addition of gaining Unit Standards.

Students thinking about further study after they leave school have a lot of decisions to make.

We encourage students and parents to check out StudyLink.govt.nz A great website to help you work out if study is right for you and how you’ll support yourself.

StudyLink

Once you’ve made the decision to study it’s a good idea to sign up to receive emails from StudyLink This way you won’t miss out on important information, like when to apply and documents you need to send.

Get in contact with our Careers Department

  • Our administration hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4 pm. We will endeavour to respond on the next college day should your enquiry be outside of these hours.
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