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Careers

James Ruse Agricultural High School has a professionally qualified Careers Adviser whose role is to provide a high quality career education service to students and the school community.  Career education at James Ruse involves:
  • A Careers Resources Room centrally located in the Library complex
  • Lessons given to all Year 10 classes once a fortnight
  • Allowing all Year 10 students (over the age of 14 years) to be engaged in significant work related learning experiences for a week in mid March during Work Experience Week
  • Year 12 students attending a Careers Expo organised by Careers Advisers from local high schools
  • Individual students being given the opportunity to attend presentations and activities of particular interest to them, during and outside school hours. Examples include Young Achievement Australia, engineering and computing days at universities, accounting, computing and medicine lunchtime presentations at school
  • Individual interviews with students and parents, as requested
  • Maintenance and updating of the extensive Careers Intranet site
  • Scholarships, cadetships and medicine applications, including distribution and processing
  • Regular weekly contributions appearing in the community newsletter
  • A Careers Alert email service is subscribed to. This aims to keep students and parents well informed about happenings and upcoming events in the realm of careers.