A legacy is the value of what you leave behind, and instilling curiosity and a thirst for knowledge in others is a legacy to be proud of. At UOW we can teach you the skills to help people understand new concepts and ideas, as well as foster in them a desire to ask questions and seek answers themselves. Read on to see how you can learn to teach and shape minds.
Teach &shape minds
How will you teach and shape minds?
Would you like to help young minds learn and grow? Or spark curiosity in others, and a desire to learn? Maybe your interest lies in helping people uncover and realise their potential? Study in education at UOW may be the start of your rewarding career.
Would you like to work with people to uncover why they think and behave the way they do? Or master the psychology of learning to help people uncover their potential? Consider study in the area of human behaviour, with a degree in psychology at UOW.
Would you like to reach people with stories and ideas? Do you want to share ideas that inspire others? Or keep people informed of local and world events. Make your voice heard when you study in the diverse and evolving field of communications and media at UOW.
The role teachers play in shaping and moulding future generations to be active and inclusive citizens is a challenging yet highly important aspect of the career, so this is something that motivates me the most.
Stories to inspire you
At their heart, schools are communities where young minds are nurtured through education, friendship and connection. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and classrooms were closed, the impact was devastating, and online learning exposed the differing circumstances that many households face.
From a small community on the Far South Coast, Bundjalung man Dakota Feirer is carving out space as an activist, storyteller and leader, informed by a deep connection to his culture. Being able to engage critically and creatively through the media, Dakota is using the simple act of storytelling to influence and educate others.
UOW’s Northfields Psychology clinic runs Cool Kids – a child anxiety management program. The program helps children and their families demystify anxiety, learn techniques to fight fears, and develop social skills. It is helping turn kids who wouldn’t walk into a room by themselves find the confidence they need.
It’s a too common scenario that children from low socio-economic communities face a greater level of vulnerability. But with the right tools and support, their longer-term development can be positive. UOW’s Early Start Research is helping regional and remote communities access the resources they need to give kids the best start.
We will always need psychologists as robots will never be able to mimic the empathy and connection that humans can have when they relate to each other.
See where your degree could take you
Your interest in helping others learn and develop could lead to a fullfilling and productive career, with opportunities across the public and private sectors in education, communications and media, and in psychology and social work.
No matter your path, your UOW degree is appreciated by employers; UOW is consistently rated in the world's top 200 by global employers (QS Graduate Employability rankings). Here are just some of the careers you could pursue:
- Advertising or marketing manager
- Child protection officer
- Clinical psychologist
- Cognitive psychologist
- Communication specialist
- Community or social services officer
- Content producer
- Developmental psychologist
- Early Childhood Teacher
- Educational consultant/officer/manager
- Feature writer
- Global communications
- High school teacher
- Juvenile justice officer
- Life coach
- Market and social research consultant
- Media or public relations manager
- Occupational psychologist
- Organisational behaviour consultant
- Physical education teacher
- Personnel, recruitment or human resources consultant
- Preschool teacher
- Primary teacher
- School counsellor
- School principal
- School teacher
- Social media manager
- Social policy advisor
- Social worker
- TAFE teacher
- Training and development manager
- Youth worker
UOW's Careers Central offers advice on the career options that study in a particular discipline can provide, including sample jobs, employers, key skills, professional associations and postgraduate study options.
UOW offers a number of services that can help make finding work that fits with your studies a little easier.
See how UOW can help you connect with potential employers and learn the skills you need to launch your career successfully.