Students from outer-suburbs and regional schools are the least likely to have university educated role models in their households and exposure to professional careers. The Boundless Foundation works to identify students who wouldn't otherwise have the chance to access work experience and match them with workplaces that will challenge and motivate them.
This week the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation hosted five high school students from Horsham College in Regional Victoria, and Cranbourne Secondary College in outer Melbourne.
The students - who have shown an interest in pursuing a career in law - spent the week in our Melbourne office as part of our Work Experience Program with the Boundless Foundation
Each student is matched with a lawyer who acts as their buddy/mentor and who designs a research task for the students.
The students have had the opportunity to observe a matter in the Supreme Court and VCAT. They have also discussed pathways to law with our Grads, and have learnt from our Partners about the different groups in our practice.
With the Work Experience Program, the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation aims to increase the aspirations of young disadvantaged students, helping them realise they can achieve a higher education and learn relevant skills for their future.
A special thank you to Cheryl Asquith, our HR Consultant in Melbourne, for a fantastic job at organising the program, matching the students with their buddies, and coordinating the week's activities.