Clare to inspire with her career path

LIVING AND LEARNING: Health promotion officer Clare Schultz (with son, Angus) has managed to achieve the ultimate work life balance, and this week she will share her experience with year eleven students as part of Zonta Wangaratta’s “Young Women’s Career Breakfast”. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

DECIDING on a career path can sometimes be a baffling decision for young women in the final years of secondary school, but Zonta Wangaratta hopes its annual career breakfast will help provide some inspiration as they prepare for the future.

This year Clare Schultz will be one of a selection of keynote speakers from different vocations who have been invited to share their own experience, having navigated their way around the working world.

Clare is a former student of Wangaratta High School, a mother of three and a health promotion officer at Northeast Health Wangaratta, and while she always had an interest in the field, the path to her current role wasn’t necessarily straight.

“I’d always really enjoyed health promotion as a subject in year 12, but I originally began a straight science degree before I realised it wasn’t for me, and changed to applied science health promotion,” said Clare.

“When I was putting together my CV I realised I did change jobs a bit over the years, but I think it’s good to try different things because no matter what job you do, you always learn something.”

While Clare completed her studies in health promotion at Deakin University after finishing year 12 and worked in the field in Melbourne, she also went overseas for two years and worked in different roles, before returning to complete a diploma of education in Wodonga and spending some time as a primary teacher.

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