School/Industry link prepares students for world of work

Jul 17, 2015    

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Students from St. Patrick’s College and Magdalene Catholic College recently attended a Business Women’s networking breakfast held at Rydges Campbelltown.

BRAS (Business Relationships at Sunrise) is a vibrant and resourceful group of leading Business Women whose vision is to assist members to reach their full potential and pass it on to others through business and friendship.  This dynamic organisation meets over breakfast each month and recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

During the breakfasts attendees introduce themselves and talk briefly about what they do and this is followed by a presentation from a guest speaker.

Becky Pascoe from the Smart Work Hub, Oran Park spoke to the group about the benefits of working in a Work Hub.  She was entertaining and very informative and gave us an interesting insight into the operation of a Work Hub.

Amber Hope, Career Development Specialist, from MWLP – Linking Youth co-ordinates the attendance of the students and during the breakfast had the opportunity to talk to them.  “I found their feedback to be very reassuring.  These students seemed to get a lot back from attending.  They see a side of business they wouldn’t normally get to see until they are usually well entrenched in their careers.”

Alyshia Iorfino from Magdalene Catholic College commented “I am seriously thinking about opening my own business in clothing and knowing there are Business Networking Groups like this is fantastic.”

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L to R: Alyshia Iorfino, Becky Pascoe and Jessica-Lee Wessely

Faith Irwin and Renee Picot from St. Patricks College added “We really enjoyed the breakfast and gained a lot.  The guest speaker was great.”

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L to R: Jenniffer Goodall (BRAs Founder), Faith Irwin, Becky Pascoe and Renee Picot

For further information please contact MWLP’s Career Development Specialist, Amber Hope on 0438 462 019 or at

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