There is a media training college in Perth that always looks fantastic at the Career Expo. They have lights and music and glossy brochures and friendly sales staff.
They do great packaging.
Their exhibit is always busy.
I don’t know if they have great tutors or fantastic links with industry, or if their graduates get jobs… but they get a crowd at the Expo. And their courses are expensive.
School students don’t worry about what a course will cost. It is easy to be sucked in by the big, shiny, fun college pitch from professional sales people.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR DEBT HERE!!
Time to wise up…. a HECS debt for a bad course choice is no fun!!
Check out who is going to be at the Expo. Scroll to the bottom of THIS PAGE to see who will be there.
Pick three (3) exhibitors that you should see from the 50+ on this list. Make this decision based on what you are interested in BEFORE you see the great displays and friendly salespeople at the Expo.
Also choose an exhibit that could be fun… even though you don’t want to take their course.
You may want to know about being a pilot, or studying in Tasmania… even though you don’t seriously want to follow those paths.
Plan 3 questions that you will ask each exhibitor.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND $$THOUSANDS$$ ON A COURSE YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT WHAT YOU ARE GETTING FOR YOUR MONEY!!
You can find out the cost of the course, how long it takes and what the entry requirements are online… or you can ask the salesperson.
You could also ask….
- For contacts with a current students.
- What they look for when employing staff.
- If they have links with industry that provides work placement.
- How long it takes their graduates to get a job in the industry.
- What sort of work graduates get.
Go to see your career advisor. They will point you in the right direction.
If you don’t have access to free career advice, pay someone. It could save you a bucket of money.