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Is It a Good Idea to Study Overseas?

Some secondary school students show an interest in studying overseas. Parents may wonder whether overseas study is a good option at this time. This blog examines in brief, the advantages and pitfalls, the issues to consider, as well as the complexities of the application and acceptance processes. I will confine my blog to overseas study […]

What happens in private career counselling for students?

This first new post on the Karen Your Career Coach & Associates new website, is for parents of secondary school-age children. It helps to explain the reasons why a private professional career counselling process can help YOU, the parent, to support your child, and in what ways. The timing can be important; term 2 and three of the academic year often being pivotal. Enjoy my first blog. Thank you for looking us up!

Career tips for Students – Study Habits and Career Planning

Here’s a new “quick career tips for students” blog post on the topic of study habits and career planning. This is just when students need it – at the start of the new academic year. We decided it was the right time to share this careers blog post. School-age students have returned to school all […]

Career Support & Learning at University

The University Landscape – Career Support & Learning at University Are you heading off to university?  Congratulations! This blog is for those of you who are entering higher education for the first time. You may not know what is available at university regarding career and learning support, so this blog is for you. Did you  […]

What is Meaningful Employment?

  Listen to our podcast episode with guest speaker Jennifer Luke on finding meaningful employment and increasing your employability here: KYCC Podcast EP 4 – Finding meaning in employment w/ Jennifer Luke   There’s a lot being written and spoken about, in the media, about meaningful employment. Indeed, I’ve noticed this in conversation with my […]

What is a Personal Brand?

What is a Personal Brand? Great question. Think of a brand; any brand. My mind goes to Marmite. No, not Vegemite! This product is a delicious spread that you can put with toast and butter, for breakfast or a snack. It’s similar to Vegemite, the Australian ‘equivalent’. Or is it? Well, yes…but no. It’s similar, […]

Choosing Study Pathways after year 12 – Higher education courses explained

When your child is in school they may not know what they want to study beyond their senior secondary compulsory education. So how do they go about choosing study pathways? In this blog I’ll briefly explain some higher education course titles and definitions. Higher Education explained & our Podcast with Kate Pease In our latest […]

Career Coaching – Empathy

When providing career coaching support, empathy is essential. But how can a career coach use the right amount of empathy? In this blog I look at the three faces of empathy – accuracy, range and depth? Hope Action Theory and Empathy In my ongoing studies for professional development, I am currently studying Hope Action Theory. […]

University Rankings – Latest Results

Two rankings platforms, both the Times Educational Rankings and QS sites, have published the latest results in world university rankings. This is timely news for school-age students looking to apply for courses to commence in September 2022, in the northern hemisphere.For year 11s in Australia, soon to be commencing their year 12 studies, they will […]

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