Thu, October 17, 2019

Held early this morning, the current Year 12 cohort participated in the College’s annual Futures Breakfast. This special breakfast signals the commencement of the rite of passage for the Year 12 students, and acts as an encouraging and informative morning that focuses on ‘life after Sheldon College’.

Three 2018 College Alumni, Chelsea Lambert, Lucy Martin and Bailey Smith attended the breakfast as the panellists for 2019. Each of these Alumni students had the opportunity to elaborate on their experiences since graduating, focusing on their chosen pathways, their expectations of these and also on how their future is currently unfolding.

(Dr David Hughes pictured with Chelsea Lambert, Bailey Smith, Lucy Martin and Dr Lyn Bishop OAM) 

In addition to the Alumni visitors, a number of industry experts were seated at various breakfast tables, each surrounded by students who possess career interests similar to their current roles. These experts included:

  • Miss Danielle Copplin from Scope Clinical Services – Allied Health
  • Mr Joseph Dowling from Bornhorst and Ward – Engineering
  • Mr Tim Evens from Civil Dimensions – Engineering
  • Mr Stephen Gibson from McCarthy Durie Lawyers – Law
  • Dr Michael Gillman from St Andrews War Memorial Hospital – Medicine
  • Mr Arthur Henderson from St Andrews War Memorial Hospital – Business
  • Mr Michael McKay a Retired Queensland Police Inspector - Justice
  • Mr David Owen from Ipermedia – Film
  • Mr Gil Rhodes from AGR Electrical Engineering – Engineering

“This event is part of the Futures programme that we offer to our students, providing them with an opportunity to start developing important networking skills, “stated Dr David Hughes, Director of Performance Analytics and one of the lead organisers of this event.

“Even though many students have a clear idea of their future direction once graduating from Sheldon College, the Futures Breakfast is designed so that students can chat, liaise and make contacts with both Alumni and Industry Representatives from various fields of study.” 

All the students and visitors enjoyed the delicious hot breakfast that they were served by the wonderful Sheldon Event Centre team.