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Your Brilliant Careers

We open on Career Development Practitioner (CDP) Carolyn in a white studio with cyclorama. She is with Student 1. 

CDP Carolyn: Hi! When you were five, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Student 1: I wanted to be a fireman. 

Graphic: A young boy in a firefighter’s helmet in a thought bubble appears over Student 1’s head.

Student 1 turn as if holding a fire hose and points it at Carolyn.

Graphic: A fire hose with water jetting out

Carolyn holds her hand up to stop the water.

CDP Carolyn: And what to do you want to be when you graduate?

Student 1: A computer systems engineer… I think. 

Graphic: The fire hose becomes fibre optic cable and the helmet becomes a helmet shape of zeroes and ones that then drop into the student’s head. The student is left holding the fibre, with little coloured lights twinkling at the end.

Pan to Carolyn solus.

Super Ident: Building on your careers

CDP Carolyn: Some statistics suggest you could change your career, on average, 
5 to 7 times in your life. 

Super Ident: Your Brilliant Careers. [The super closes up as the 7 disappears]

Cut to Student1 surrounded by question marks.

Graphic: Question marks

Student1: So how do I plan for a future I can only imagine? 

Cut to Carolyn holding a magic 8-ball.

CDP Carolyn: Try this magic 8-ball…

Cut to close-up of Magic 8-ball.

CDP Carolyn: You could let this decide for you…

Cut back to both Carolyn and Student1.

CDP Carolyn: …or you could get advice from a professional, trained and qualified to give you career support. USQ Career Development Practitioners like me who are all certified by the Career Industry Council of Australia.

Graphic: A degree icon appears

CDP Carolyn: Career development is about understanding yourself, your world of work and designing futures to fit.
Graphic: An icon of a person’s upper body revolves around a globe…

CDP Carolyn: And there are more options than you can imagine.

Graphic: The icon of a person’s upper body splits into lots of person icons as the globe disappears.

Student1 looks up at all the people and back to camera, shrugging with confusion. The people 
icons disappear.

Student1: Sounds tough.

CDP Carolyn: Let’s sit down and chat about it.

The camera pans up into the white and keeps panning – a white-on-white transition brings us back to the same place, however this time, CDP Carolyn and Student1 are sitting on armchairs, ready for a comfy chat. 

Student1: That’s better!

CDP Carolyn: My role is to help you see your opportunities and plan to access them. 

Cut to close up of Carolyn.

Graphic: A crystal ball icon becomes a smiley face

CDP Carolyn: Jobs that exist today will disappear and new jobs will be created, so consider trends to plan how you might upskill or re-skill with flexibility.

Cut back to wide of Carolyn and Student1.

Student1: Robot firefighter?

Graphic: Robot firefighter

CDP Carolyn:     Haha! Something like that! Careers are often related to each other – you may start as a computing engineer and move into robotic engineering.

Graphic: The robot firefighter becomes a 3D line graphic

CDP Carolyn:     What’s important to remember is that YOU are the decision maker and you will be the one who does the work.

Graphic: The first panel of the Career Explorer appears and moves through some steps to reveal the ‘Thinker’ result.

CDP Carolyn:     To start you thinking about your future, try out our Career Explorer on the USQ website… 

Graphic: Show URL on screen: ‘Two people at a desk’ icon.

CDP Carolyn:     …Still confused and need to talk? Come and work with one of our Career Development Practitioners.

The ‘penny drops’ with Student1 – now in frame - as they smile and nod.

We pan up with the USQ logo shifting to centre screen and enlarging, with animation of flames coming off it (as per the TV endframes).

CDP Carolyn:     Make your appointment today.

The Call to action appears.

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This project is funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP) in 2015 to improve access, participation, and success of students from communities under-represented in higher education.