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USC Professor of Engineering Mark Porter with Ben Bulger at USC Open Day

30 June 2017

Careers that are likely to be in demand in the years ahead will be discussed in detail at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Open Day on Sunday 23 July.

USC will hold a special ‘Careers of the Future’ forum as one of many activities during Open Day, which is expected to attract thousands of prospective students from across the Sunshine Coast and further afield.

The forum will consider how people can study for jobs that don’t even exist yet and will look closely at the core skills needed by a future workforce.

Open Day will be held from 9.30am to 2pm at USC’s Sippy Downs campus and will have the theme ‘First year starts here’. It is aimed at giving students all the information and tools they need to make the most of their first year at uni.

Visitors will be able to inspect the campus, get questions answered, and learn more about the study programs they’re interested in by chatting one-on-one with USC academics.

They can sit in on real lectures across a wide range of disciplines to see what uni life is like, and attend information sessions that outline study programs and career opportunities.

There will also be other panel discussions that will focus on: how to support a child, partner or friend when they start uni; what factors need to be considered when planning a gap year; and how USC’s High Performance Student Athlete Program works.

While USC has combined its Open Day with a family fun day called Imaginarium in recent years, this year it will provide a separate community event on campus in August as part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture.

USC will be the venue for Arboria luminarium – a monumental pneumatic walk-in sculpture dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’.

— Terry Walsh 

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