Wagga Wagga Careers Expo offers a taste of working life

From shearers to snipers, academics to game-developers, the Wagga Showground was taken over by a diverse group of working professionals for Thursday’s Careers Expo. 

Roughly 800 wide-eyed students passed through Kyeamba Smith Hall to put their questions to workers and weigh up options. 

“It’s about asking questions, broadening horizons and seeing what’s out there,” said Marie Knight, event convener from the Wagga Careers Advisers Association. 

Christian College student Hugh Knowles, 17, is hoping to become a physiotherapist.

He said the expo had a great selection and people were very helpful.

“I just really like working with people and want to get into health,” he said. 

Allister McTavish comes from a proud military family. 

He made the most of the opportunity to talk to soldiers. 

“My dad doesn’t really talk about his time in the military so it’s great to get a hands-on feel,” he said. 

A broad range was covered by more than 60 stalls, many travelling from interstate.