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When students head into their final years of high school they are asked "what do you want to do when you finish school?" but with so many career options available, where do you start? 

This week we asked members of the NYSF/ NSSS Alumni Facebook Page and NYSF Instagram followers "what is your dream career?". We are so impressed with all our alumni's career aspirations and wish them luck as they pursue their passions.

Please enjoy our NYSF Alumni Recommend - Dream Career edition!


“Additive manufacturing and design. Ideally I'd love to make my way into medical additive manufacturing for things likes implants and prosthetics” - Stephanie

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a transformative approach to industrial production that enables the creation of lighter, stronger parts and systems.


“Theoretical astrophysicist” – Bronte-Ray

Astrophysicists can either study the theoretical aspects of space or apply their fundamental knowledge of physics to explore various occurrences in space such as dark matter, black holes, stellar evolution, super clusters, and neutron stars. They use their knowledge of physics, mathematics, and computing to investigate the formation of planets, stars, and galaxies.


“Aerospace Engineer” - Poppy

Aerospace engineers are employed in industries in which workers design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defence, or spacecraft. They work primarily for firms that engage in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and for the federal government0


“Bush adventure therapy” - Becky

Bush Adventure Therapy is a diverse field of practice combining adventure and outdoor environments with the intention to achieve therapeutic outcomes for those involved.


“I moved states, changed degrees, decided to follow something that was closer to my heart. I want to end up in genetic biotechnology, I have a genetic disorder which hasn’t had it’s genetic markers identified yet. Would absolutely love to be apart of making the diagnostic process easier!” – Georgie

Biotechnology is a broad term for a group of technologies based on the application of biological processes. It is used to make or modify foodstuffs and medicines, reduce wastes and environmental impacts and create renewable energy sources.


“ Computational biology / bioinformatics” – Zara

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops methods and software tools for understanding biological data, in particular when the data sets are large and complex.

Computational biology involves the development and application of data-analytical and theoretical methods, mathematical modelling and computational simulation techniques to the study of biological, ecological, behavioural, and social systems


“Clinical research assistant” - Gen

Clinical research assistants play a key role in monitoring clinical trials to ensure compliance with procedures and protocols. They document findings, assist in recording research from trials, and organise large amounts of data.


“Clinical Psychologist” – Gianni

Clinical Psychology is a professional specialty concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, emotional disturbance, and behaviour problems.


“A university psychology/criminology lecturer or researcher.” - Heather

Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behaviour, both on individual and social levels


“couturier” - Megan

A couturier is a fashion designer who manufactures and sells clothes that have been tailored to a client's specific requirements and measurements.


“I am planning on doing either Dermatopathology or the Mohs surgery.” - TJ

Dermatopathology is a joint subspecialty of dermatology and pathology or surgical pathology that focuses on the study of cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level


“Clinical nurse educator and researcher” - Amy

Nurse educators are registered nurses who have obtained advanced nursing degrees that allow them to teach nursing curriculum at universities, teaching and helping to train the future nurses of the world.


“I want to combine veterinary medicine with sports science/exercise physiology - likely through the equestrian industry!”  - Caitlin

Exercise physiology is the study of the body’s responses to physical activity. These responses include changes in metabolism and in physiology of different areas of the body like the heart, lungs, and muscles, and structural changes in cells. 

Veterinary medicine, also called veterinary science, is a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, control, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the health of domestic and wild animals and with the prevention of transmission of animal diseases to people.


“Forensic Anthropologist”- Megan

Forensic anthropology includes the identification of skeletal, decomposed, or unidentified human remains. Forensic anthropology may also help determine the age, sex, stature, and unique features of the deceased from their remains


“Geophysicist” – Phoebe

 Geophysics is the study of the earth's physical properties and of the physical processes acting upon, above, and within the earth. It includes seismology, geomagnetism, meteorology, and oceanography.


“Robotics and mechatronics R&D” - Matt

Mechatronics, also called mechatronic engineering, is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that focuses on the engineering of both electrical and mechanical systems, and also includes a combination of robotics, electronics, computer, telecommunications, systems, control, and product engineering.


“ I want to combine neuroscience and computer science in order to develop artificial intelligence” – Emily

Neuroscience deals with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain


“Paediatric Endocrinologist! “ – Beth

paediatric endocrinologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and growth disorders.


“Science communication or particle physics” – Declan

Particle physics is a branch of physics that studies the nature of the particles that constitute matter and radiation.

Science communication is the practice of informing, educating, sharing wonderment, and raising awareness of science-related topics.


“Working in sustainable engineering especially for conservation” - Nettie

Sustainable engineering takes environmental engineering concepts to the next level by looking at the interactions between technical, ecological, social and economic systems and by avoiding shifting problems from one area to the other.


“I want to become a volcanologist” - Ilaria

A volcanologist is a geologist who studies the processes involved in the formation and eruptive activity of volcanoes and their current and historic eruptions, known as volcanology.


“Zoology with a focus of wildlife and conservation” – Palmira

Zoology is a branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals


“Basically owning a private space company” – Yomith