BAPS youth volunteers of Adelaide, Australia, organized an Education Seminar for the community at Klemzig Primary School on Saturday, 2 November 2012.
The seminar was well attended by 234 parents and students. Representatives from universities in South Australia spoke about university lifestyle, subject choices and points requirements for different degree courses.
In the Question and Answer session, youths in high school spoke openly about the pressure to perform academically. This gave parents a real understanding of the desire their children have to succeed and the pressures children feel.
The panel discussion featured university graduates with successful careers, who spoke about their career choices and study-life balance.
In addition, students and parents jointly acquired more information from professionals in accounting, engineering, IT and various other careers. The Education Seminar also focused on the scaling of marks, the ATAR system, and, very importantly, how to achieve and maintain a work-study balance.
The Education Expo was a successful and worthwhile event that attracted the interests of many sections of the community.