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St Mary’s DSG Day of Discovery


St Mary’s DSG Day of Discovery

St Mary’s DSG hosts an annual Day of Discovery.  The aim is to expose the girls to a world of career opportunities.

Presenters (Old Girls, parents and people from the community) currently in successful careers are invited to share their knowledge, experience and career passion with the girls in the form of a presentation. Presentations cover the following aspects of the respective careers:

What is the general job description?
Where and what course could be studied to pursue this career?
What is the duration of the course?
Is any further training or studies necessary after completion of the initial qualification?
Characteristics and interests needed for this specific career.
What aspects of the career are found to be the most satisfying?
What aspects of the career are people mostly unprepared for, or unaware of, starting in the workplace?
What are the promotion prospects for someone in this career?
Demand and job opportunities of this career.
Are there any specific difficulties/benefits that face women in this career?
Why is a career in this field recommended?

The evening is divided up into four sessions.  Each guest speaker is asked to do a 30 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes for questions in one of the first three sessions.  The fourth session is reserved for a keynote speaker.
All the girls from Grade 8 to Grade 12 attend three sessions of their choice.