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Sydney office hosts students from Miller Technology High School for an 'All About Me' session
17 Aug 2015
Region: Asia-Pacific

Sydney office hosts students from Miller Technology High School for an 'All About Me' session

On Monday 17 August 2015, the Sydney office hosted 15 students from Miller Technology High School for an 'All About Me' session.  The session forms part of DLA Piper's global diversity initiative Break into Law which aims to give students exposure to the range of job opportunities within a professional corporate workplace.  In particular, the 'All About Me' session seeks to plant a seed in the students' minds about the link between continuing education and future career success.

The students took part in a day of touring the Sydney office as well as CV and interview skills workshops.  They interacted with six staff members working across different roles in the firm ranging from IT, legal research, reception and pro bono legal work.  By hearing their stories and having the opportunity to ask questions the students were presented with an overview of the diverse jobs available within a working office environment. 

Through participating in interactive activities and presentations the students were encouraged to develop personal strategies for entering the workforce and mapping out future career options.  At the conclusion of the session, several students commented that the experience had given them more confidence about reaching their career goals.

A program coordinator from The Smith Family described the session as “one of the best careers day I’ve ever been to.”

Thank you to the 14 staff members who volunteered and contributed towards the success of this year's event.