Supporting students to find their pathway

25 Nov 2022

Old Boys and College parents have opened the door to a wealth of future opportunities, sharing their own career journeys with Year 11 students under a new College initiative, Finding Your Pathway.

As part of the six-day programme, boys have heard from a range of speakers on Wednesday and Thursday, before visiting several businesses on Friday. Next week, they will visit Lincoln University, the University of Canterbury and Te Pūkenga – Ara so that they can explore each campus, and also learn about the multiple degrees, diplomas and opportunities on offer.

The opening day has focused on learning from the ‘wisdom of our community’, with several Old Boys returning to College to share their experience and insight, including Smudge co-founder – and technology entrepreneur – Reuben Bijl and creative innovator Thomas Nye.

Reuben has highlighted the importance of quickly recognising the value of a product and having the ability to turn a vision into a better reality while Thomas has spoken about his different paths to success and the integral role of “leaning into your strengths and developing creative confidence” to help transform businesses.

Among the other speakers were Winemaker of the Year Nicholas Brown, sustainable homes specialist Marty Murchison, property developer Oliver Hickman, communications specialist Hayden Cox, accountant Jared Chin and recent law and political science graduate Nuku Tau.