FAQs

FAQs FOR HOST COMMUNITIES

How long do I need to speak at the Career Spotlight session?
Speakers at the Career Spotlight session generally speak for about 15-20 minutes, with time for questions and answers with students.

What should I talk about in the Career Spotlight session?
Speakers can explain what their job involves (for example, what a typical day or week in their working life might involve), the importance of their work in the community, what they like about their job, and how they came to be living and working in that role in the community.

Can I give out company leaflets at the Career Spotlight session?
Please check with us first. Some types of promotion are only available to sponsors.

How long will students be with us for the Career Focus sessions?
Students visit different workplaces in the Career Focus sessions and these visits can be for one to two hours, half a day or a full day, depending on what is most convenient for the organisation and what will allow the students to get a first-hand understanding of the work.

Can students do hands-on work during the Career Focus sessions?
Please let us know if there would be an opportunity for students to do hands-on work, as we need to balance this excellent experience for students with their safety during the session.

Does the same person have to supervise the students throughout the Career Focus sessions?
No, provided we know who will be responsible for supervising the students during the whole session.  In some cases, a program supervisor will accompany the students during Career Focus sessions.

Do I have to develop a special program or will the students just follow my normal day?
It is up to each workplace, and will depend on the situation, but just following along for part or all of a normal half day or day is perfectly fine, especially if you can explain what you are doing and why, and how this compares to other days at your workplace.

When will we know the numbers and names of students participating in our Career Focus sessions?
We will let you know these details at least a fortnight before the session, wherever possible.

Do students need written reference materials for their Career Focus sessions?
No, nothing formal is needed, but fine if they can be provided.

Can I expect to be remunerated for taking part in a Career Spotlight session or Career Focus session? 
As we are a not for profit charity focussed on keeping our programs affordable for students, we ask that you offer your time in attending a Career Spotlight session or providing Career Focus work observation on a voluntary basis. We are very grateful for the support of host community members in helping us to offer diverse and interesting programs for students.

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