Careers & Pathways

The Careers and Pathways team work with all students in Years 9-12 to develop an individual Career Development and Pathways Plan. This is done at a minimum on yearly basis and involves working with students on strategies for their short and long term goals and aspirations. The team also assist with: work experience, careers expo, tertiary study options, applications, scholarships, work opportunities, apprenticeships, traineeships, information seminars, overseas study options, job application and interview preparation, and regular newsletters.

The careers office is at the back of the Resource Centre and parents and students can request an appointment with a team member through the office. The dedicated careers website and Facebook page provide current information about careers. You can sign up for the careers newsletter through the careers website ( www.mountalexandercollegecareers.com).

Student Employment

Casual employment opportunities for students at the school are advertised through Compass. Students are asked to check Compass regularly and contact the relevant teacher/s.

Work Experience

All Year 10 students participate in work experience for one week in December after their exams are finished. Information sessions are held with students throughout the year to outline the requirements. Our careers advisors are available full time to advise and assist students. Time to prepare is provided through the Clubs and Societies sessions as well as after school sessions when the school holds shortened days every second week. All students on Work Experience will be visited by MAC staff during their placement.

Parents can assist by:

  • guiding their child to think about work areas of interest
  • reading the Work Experience Handbook together and discussing the requirements

If you own, or work in a business that is able to take on students for a week, contact the careers office via email or call the office on 9376 1622.