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Open Day Cheat Sheet

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University open days can be like the Royal Show.  There are a million things to see and everyone is trying to show or sell you something.

Open Day

4 Steps 

Make the most of your open day by taking these 4 steps.

1 Identify Three Areas to Focus On

You might be interested in engineering, education and law for example, so focus on those.

2 Visit the University Website

For each of the 3 areas of interest identify 3 courses that sound good. If one of your focus areas is engineering you might choose to look in more detail at:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Metallurgical engineering, and
  • Civil engineering

latvian clog dancingHaving that plan will give you a good direction for your explorations and you will be less likely to get lost listening to stories about Latvian Clog Dancing.

3 Locate the Buildings on a Map

Locate the faculty buildings on the university website and plan your route around the 3 areas you have chosen.

Plan to go back to visit other things interesting things that you see and take a break at one of the food vans at about half way through to gather your thoughts.

4 Start Your Expedition

UWA open dayGo to the Open Day and talk to current students about what they like and hate and what they plan to do when they graduate.

Find lecturers and ask them about the best and worst bits of their subject/course.

Check the displays.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Make an appointment to speak to one of the career advisors or student ambassadors about your favourite course(s).

Author: Bev Johnson

Deciding what to choose for a career as we experience this tsunami of change is a huge challenge for school leavers. Hello, my name is Bev Johnson. I write, teach and coach senior students so that they have the best possible opportunity to become future ready citizens.

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