HSC students in Jindabyne and Cooma are one step closer to success after completing the University of Wollongong’s Future Me Program. Run by the Country Universities Centre Snowy Monaro (CUCSM) on behalf of UOW, the inaugural cohort of 26 students graduated last week.
After signing up in Term 2, 6 students in Cooma and 20 in Jindabyne showed up week after week to develop their understanding of post-school options. Over 12 weeks, students worked through topics including career selection, budgeting, moving away from home, TAFE and university pathway options, resume and cover letter creation, scholarship applications, and wellbeing.
All students, who came from Monaro High School, Jindabyne High School, Snowy Mountains Grammar School, and St Mary Mackillop College, applied themselves to the program with enthusiasm, juggling their many commitments. Having completed the 12-week program they have not only developed their readiness for 2024, but they are also guaranteed an early entry offer to study at UOW.
Mac Livissianos from JHS is a NSW Institute of Sport mogul skiing athlete, and appreciated the support – Mac even tuned in from Canada while training and has used the program to help him secure early entry from UOW. Fellow JHS student Archie Craig agrees, sharing “It teaches you heaps about university and scholarships to get in, and early entry is just a bonus!”. Mac, Archie, and the other students celebrated their graduation by dressing up for a Professor-themed graduation party, complete with suits, ties, cake, and a pinata!
CUC Snowy Monaro would like to thank UOW for their support of the region through this free program, and the local schools for their support. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students in 2024! For ongoing support, HSC students will be able to access a variety of initiatives run by CUCSM, including free tutoring sessions, and library and Centre access in Jindabyne and Cooma in the lead up to the HSC. For more information on any of the Centre’s activities, please visit our social media or website.