Careers planning

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Our Career Development department works with students to identify their passions, highlight their skills and prepare for the next step after graduation. Many of our students will go on to complete tertiary study either in Australia or overseas, while others will complement university study with non-traditional career paths, from establishing businesses to pursuing careers in the arts.

Identifying passions, skills and interests

Our discussions with students begin at Year 10 with subject choice advice that matches particular skills and interests with future study and career opportunities. We also work closely with students throughout their VCE study, offering one-on-one consultations in Year 12 to build the capacity to prepare their own applications for tertiary study.

As they prepare to make their university choice, Melbourne Grammar School students are able to speak directly with representatives from many overseas institutions including:

  • Harvard University

  • Stanford University

  • Duke University

  • Rice University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • University of St Andrews

  • University College London

Preparing for non-traditional career pathways

We recognise that while many of our students have similar interests, they will often take different paths to achieve their future study and career goals. We take an individual approach to advising students, encouraging their unique individuality and responsiveness to change alongside traditional career and study advice. We also strive to build career management skills in our students that will allow them to meet future challenges with intelligence.

Alumni, scholarships and overseas partners

Through regular careers-focused communications and events on campus, we give students and parents the opportunity to speak directly with employers and tertiary institutions from Australia and overseas, gather information about scholarships and hear about gap year opportunities. Students also have the chance to hear directly from our alumni, who discuss achievement across a wide range of areas along with the process of making successful career transitions.