La Trobe Open Day - Opportunity abounds!

Year 12 Students and their parents in Melbourne are being invited to attend this year’s La Trobe University Open Day.

Open Day is being held on Sunday 7 August from 10 am - 4 pm and potential students are  encouraged to come to the Melbourne campus at Bundoora to find out more about the fun and exciting opportunities the University has on offer.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar said La Trobe offered a wide range of course and subjects that empower students to create the careers of their choice.

“At La Trobe we make sure you are work ready and career ready. There is a world of opportunity right here on your doorstep at La Trobe University. We encourage you to visit, take a look around and discover the great courses we have on offer that will prepare you for a wide range of professions,” Professor Dewar said.

“Open Day 2016 will have a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines – with our world class facilities and internationally-recognised researchers on hand to answer questions directly about where a La Trobe degree can take you.

“Another new feature is our Career Ready Expo which will include a presentation on employability by La Trobe graduate Jessica Reesby, an independent Digital Recruitment Consultant specialising in women in IT - with 15,000 followers on LinkedIn, together with Julie Duncan, Director Talent Acquisition at PwC Australia.

“Potential students can also learn about Unitemps  – a new dedicated student recruitment service that will provide casual and potentially fixed term employment services within La Trobe University and to external employers.

“There will also be presentations from graduates on how La Trobe has made them career ready. Year 12 students can visit the Aspire Community Hub to learn more about our early admissions program- and can submit an application on the spot,” he said.

At Open Day 2016 parents and students can also:

* Visit the Thoughtography stand – and see a personalised artistic representation of your brain waves in action
* Get tips on using LinkedIn to boost your career prospects
* Learn about the chemistry of oscillating reactions, quantum dots and splitting water
* Extract DNA from strawberries
* Check out our microbiology glow in the dark display
* Do a lab tour. Choices include nursing, sports science and exercise science, to name a few
* Check out The Agora, the hub of the University which will be packed with a myriad of information, live entertainment and a range of shops offering lunch and snack options
* Try the bush tucker BBQ organised by the Ngarn-gi Bagora Indigenous Centre
* Talk to members of sporting clubs and student societies at La Trobe
* Get a guided tour of La Trobe’s very own wildlife sanctuary

Attendees can start planning now by downloading the La Trobe Open Day App to design their  own personalised program or they can check out the La Trobe Events page for more events.

Image top of page: Hear first-hand about reaching career goals, no matter what your circumstances. La Trobe graduate Jessica Reesby has the 14th most influential linkedIN profile in Australia and New Zealand.

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