by Katia Stapleton, Yr 11
On Wednesday, August 31st, a former Kew High student Rachel Lim – part of the school’s alumni group – discussed her experience working in the area of food and nutrition with our combined year 11 and 12 Food Studies class. She explained her studies in food, nutrition and health promotion, and the interesting work opportunities she had experienced after graduating university – from social media marketing to working currently alongside patients in hospitals, discussing what preferred foods they would like served whilst in care. She gave us some handy advice on employability skills that employers look for when seeking staff, such as organisational skills, resilience and – her number one favourite – being able to hold a good conversation (In other words, being up for a chat!). As a class, we were able to understand how Food Studies as a VCE subject can help us have some key knowledge on factors relating to the food we consume and produce, and how this can contribute to different university courses, linking into our individual career interests.