Career Bites

Pictured above are some of this year’s amazing speakers. From left: Courtney McCormick, Chemical Engineer (Engineering); Saba Samiei, Partner Developement Manager/Founder and CEO of her own company (IT); Eryn Crombie, Brand Specialist (Business); Grace Hall, Physiotherapist (Health); Sophie Forsyth, Marina Maintenance and Assistance (Trades); Tamsin Jowsey, Midwife (Health); and Trudi Power, Vet (Animal Science).

In 2020 our Careers team launched an exciting new initiative called Career Bites. Each month we focused on a particular industry and every Wednesday lunchtime invited a relevant guest speaker to share their career story with students.

This proved a tremendously popular event, hosting a brilliant range of speakers. Sharing first-hand experience and advice, our guests provided invaluable insight to students contemplating particular career paths. Many of our speakers were past Westlake students, who proved to be particularly relatable to our current cohort.

In 2021 we will be continuing with Career Bites, starting in February with Creative Industries, followed by Health in March and Earth Sciences in April.

Whether your daughter has already chosen her career path, or she’s still contemplating her options, Career Bites is a great way to gain insight into the reality and expectations of particular roles. In the New Year, posters around school will highlight our weekly speakers and we’d love you to encourage your daughter to come along.

If you’d like more information, please email


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