Opportunity was the theme of the day

28 Aug 2017
17 young women representing Hastings Secondary College travelled to Newcastle as part of the EMPOWER mentoring program.
 
The University of Newcastle has offered the college the chance to take part in this pilot program to build aspiration in the areas of Law and Business. 
 
The day included a variety of activities to gain an understanding of what life is like for professionals in these areas. 
 
We visited Sparke Helmore Legal and met with lawyers to discuss career options. We were able to meet with ladies in management positions at Hunter Water to learn more about career opportunities in business.
 
We then sat in on some lectures in Law and Business at the New Space university facility in the city.
 
The professionals, academics and university students allowed us to gain resourceful and inspirational knowledge.
 
It was clear that these people are successful due to their hard work and willingness to seek out opportunities and grab them. 
 
The program includes weekly video-conferencing sessions with the University and visits from local industry mentors.
 
Thank you to Ms Owen and Mr White for this opportunity.

Written by Bailey Napier.