Ever thought about how what you learn at school can have an impact on you and your future career?

Everything you learn at school, from that first science experiment, the first essay you write, to all those mathematical equations, these all contribute to you developing skills for the future.

Subjects you think might not be relevant right now, do teach you various skills such as communication, problem solving, organisational and teamwork.

What you learn at school now can help develop who you will be in the future.

Not ready to choose a career or think about life beyond high school yet?
  • Start by taking small steps
  • Recognise that from little things big things grow
What next?
  • Have a conversation with a trusted friend or family member and ask them what they think you are good at or what skills you have
  • Get journalling, think about any past achievements and moments you are proud of and write these down. Getting into the habit of recognising you’ve done something well is important for applying for jobs and writing a resume
  • Consider doing some self-exploration quizzes, websites like Year 13 and MyFuture have useful tools to help you get started.
  • If you are in years 7 or 8 at a participating school with Face-to-Face services, you might be able to attend a Group Careers Exploration Session to explore what skills you have and how these can be useful for jobs of the future.  
Additional support

For a range of mental health and wellbeing support services visit the NSW Department of Education's Mental health and wellbeing web pages for:

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