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Graduate returns to NDSHS

9/09/2015

​Noosa District State High School Year 11 Social and Community Studies students learnt about life after school from graduate Trey Gordon who spoke to the students about studying Performing Arts at the University of the Sunshine Coast and his variety of part time jobs, including acting gigs in Brisbane and working at Aussie World.


The lesson run by Trey was highly interactive and engaging, with the students involved in a variety of workshops, where they had to trust each other and work together.


Trey told the students that trust and working together are highly important and relevant for a successful workplace.


The students found Trey's tips for writing cover letters very useful and especially helpful as this is a task they will undertake in their upcoming examination for Social and Community Studies.


"Ensure you customise your cover letter to the job you are applying for, and don't reuse the same cover letter for other jobs," Trey said.


Noosa District State High School is a place Trey has fond memories of and he advised the students to make use of the guidance officers, school nurse and their teachers' knowledge and advice whilst they have it on hand, as after they leave school, such professional advice is not cheap or as easy to obtain.


Pointers for tricky interview questions were also trouble-shot during the lesson, including the best way to answer a question for a job candidate on identifying their weaknesses.


"Make sure you put a positive spin on your answer to this question and let the interviewer know that you are working to improve your weaknesses," Trey said.
Trey enjoyed touching base with his past teachers and friends still at the school and was very grateful for the opportunity to revisit NDSHS.