It's starting to get towards decision time for college students - to get down to the nitty gritty of what's next after school.
Newstead College Year 11 and 12 students, as well as students from Brooks High School and Prospect High School, attended a careers expo at the college at lunchtime on Tuesday, with an array of exhibitors including local businesses and the ADF.
Year 11 student Jacoda Calvert said she had two main career paths in mind - with plans to move interstate to study technical theatre after graduation.
"I was out there [at the expo] talking with the guys from the defence force, and talking about the reserves sparked a bit of an interest," she said.
"It's a different environment to hear things they've gone through, something different from everyday life."
Fellow Year 11 student Rebecca Lowe has her sights set on being a primary school teacher.
"It's something I've always wanted to become," she said.
"It's good to have days like this, talk to other people and find out about their experiences and what they've done."
Year 12 student Marina Lee has an offer to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania through the Schools Recommendation Program, with an eye to a career in musical theatre.
"Performing isn't always going to be 100 per cent sure, so it's nice to have something to fall back on," she said.
Organised by careers advisor Glenn Wyllie and his team, the day was touted as a success by students, who were encouraged to meet with stallholders and learn.
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