Career help for high school student: we’ll listen first, act second!
Not sure which tertiary pathway to follow? Can’t decide on whether a polytec, university, a course or an apprenticeship is the right option for you? Maybe you’ve got an idea of where you want to be, but you’re just not sure on how you’ll make it happen – our guidance counsellors at Career FocusNZ have the career help you need.
We’ll take the time to sit with you and discuss your future; giving you a realistic idea of what each career option will look like in a day-to-day setting and help you decide on a path that best suits your personality traits, skills, ambition and interests.
When you walk away from a meeting with us, you’ll have a clearer idea of what’s possible, and you’ll have steps in place to get you where you want to go!
Choosing your subjects: building blocks to success
Does it matter which subjects you choose in school? Yes! The choices you make now can influence the options you have when it’s time to leave school. If you have no clear idea of what you want to be doing when you leave school, then we need to talk! Don’t fall into the trap of choosing the same subjects as your friends, or simply going for the ones you find easy.
Think for yourself, think of your own future, and come in to Career FocusNZ for some targeted, serious career help.
“I always knew I wanted to be a nurse from a young age and Muriel helped me get to where I am now, in my second year of the Bachelor of nursing.
When I was going into year 12 and 13 I had no idea what subjects I needed to take in order to be accepted in to the Bachelor of Nursing degree. Muriel helped me choose the right subjects, and worked with me to ensure they were subjects I enjoyed. She explained how each subject would meet the criteria needed for nursing and would help me to gain UE.
She helped me make the best choice for my career and made it easy to get there.” Georgia
There’s no wrong answer to your future
We understand that you could be under some pressure to follow a pathway that simply doesn’t interest you. When you are torn between the advice you receive from your parents, caregivers, siblings and teachers and your friends are all doing something else, it can be a very confusing time! Stop – think about your own interests, think about your own aspirations, and consider that these choices could stick with you for a very long time.
There are many aspects about your personality that you need to consider at this stage of your life. We’re here to make sure you make the right moves for your own future: no one else’s.
Universities, higher learning, courses and employment
In depth career advice leads to a better understanding of yourself. If you want to follow a certain career, we will make sure you know how to get there. If you think you’d be happier learning a trade rather than attending university, we’ll help you enrol at the right place. Looking for apprenticeships or a cadetship to gain skills while you study? We’ve got the connections and the networks you need to put you on the right track.
We’ve worked with students for a long time, and we know how to get you to where you want to go – just come in for a chat, and we’ll show you how.
“Muriel has been a huge help with deciding my career. Without her I would still be lost with no idea where I want to go in life. Her service has been highly beneficial and invaluable. I highly recommend booking career help if you are unsure about your study pathway.“ Harrison