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Communication passionscoffeetalk

  1. 1. HS C o f f e e Talk April 12, 2011 9:30am – 11:00am C o m m u n i c a t i o n Following your Passions
  2. 2. “ Nothing great in this world has ever been accomplished without passion” (Hebbel 1813-1863)
  3. 3. Close your eyes and… <ul><li>think back to a time in your life when you really started to become interested/ passionate about something in your life. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stop/Reflect and Share… <ul><li>What were you passionate about? </li></ul><ul><li>Why were you passionate about it? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors inhibited or cultivated this passion? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you follow through/carry on with your passion? Why/Why not? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Passion in People <ul><li>What cultivates it? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>What inhibits it? </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Developing Passion in our Children
  7. 7. A Quote <ul><li>“ Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” - Confucius </li></ul>
  8. 8. Small Groups <ul><li>Are parents responsible for cultivating passion in their children? Why/Why not? </li></ul><ul><li>What can parents do to help cultivate passion in their high school child? </li></ul><ul><li>(reflect on what your parents did or didn’t do/could have done to help cultivate your passion as a student) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some other ideas?… <ul><li>Giving opportunities* to explore and take risks by trying new things </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing an amount of choice in what they want to do </li></ul><ul><li>Really listening to your child’s thoughts, ideas, dreams and aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Trusting your child to make the right choices (confidence) </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling passion for something as a parent </li></ul>
  10. 10. Video
  11. 11. According to Steve Jobs… <ul><li>You’ve got to find what you love and don’t settle </li></ul><ul><li>You have to have the courage to follow your heart and intuition </li></ul><ul><li>You can only fully “connect the dots” going backwards (trust the dots will connect…everything will work out) </li></ul><ul><li>If you truly believe in these points, in what ways are you encouraging your son/daughter to explore/follow their passions </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spheres of Control (keep this in mind)
  13. 13. Good luck with these future discussions!
  14. 14. One tool (for providing an opportunity to initiate a discussion about passions with your child?)
  15. 15. Family Connection
  16. 16. Family Connection
  17. 17. Self Discovery
  18. 18. Careers
  19. 19. College Search
  20. 20. The Right Balance? Passion and…reality
  21. 21. ‘ Scattergrams’
  22. 22. SAT (2400) vs GPA (2006-2010)
  23. 23. Here’s an Opportunity! “ Giving opportunities* to explore and take risks by trying new things”
  24. 24. Video
  25. 25. Did you know…? <ul><li>“ We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist …” </li></ul><ul><li>“ using technologies that haven’t been invented …” </li></ul><ul><li>“ in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet .” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Transferable Skills Those “portable” skills we acquire/develop that are valued can be applied to any academic and/or workplace situation
  27. 27. USC Career Planning and Placement Center <ul><li>Communication Skills (Writing, Speaking, Interpersonal) </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Willingness to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to Detail </li></ul>Taken from:
  28. 28. High School is… <ul><li>a time of self-discovery </li></ul><ul><li>a time where students begin to better acknowledge their aptitudes/likes and where they hone your strengths </li></ul><ul><li>where students begin to sort through that rather complicated map know as your educational and future career path. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately, it is often a map with gaps between what students learn in your “academic” classrooms and the “real world” their teachers are working to prepare them for </li></ul>
  29. 29. Filling that gap The gap that can exist between what ISM students are learning and the application of those skills in an authentic setting: the workplace
  30. 30. Developing Passion Providing more opportunities/experiences for ISM students that might help to cultivate their passions
  31. 31. Transferable Skills Filling that Gap Developing Passion
  32. 32. The B e a r c a t Summer Internship The Pilot Year Summer 2011 International School Manila
  33. 33. The Program <ul><li>a four day summer internship right after high school finishes in June with various companies in the Metro Manila area. </li></ul><ul><li>during this internship, students would essentially work (without pay of course) at a particular company, handling various level appropriate responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>job shadowing a selected employee or employees could also be a part of the internship. </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Internship The internship may continue after June 17 th (i.e. the rest of the summer). This would be based on each company’s needs. It would be a negotiation between the student/family and the company and outside the supervision/responsibility of International School Manila.
  35. 35. The Companies <ul><li>We </li></ul><ul><li>need </li></ul><ul><li>your help </li></ul>
  36. 36. What about my son/daughter?
  37. 37. How to Apply <ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Short essay </li></ul><ul><li>Resume fully completed on Family Connection </li></ul>
  38. 38. What will happen next? <ul><li>An internship committee will select among all the applicants, those that have a combination of a strong application and an overall “good fit” with a particular company. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be notified via email on if they have been accepted and placed into a company </li></ul><ul><li>Pre Internship Meeting (prepare for the Meet and Greet) </li></ul><ul><li>Interns will be required to attend a “Meet and Greet” on June 1 after school. </li></ul><ul><li>Students complete the internship (June 13, 14, 15, and 16) </li></ul><ul><li>Student meet with Mr. McQueen in the HS Guidance office on June 17 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am </li></ul>
  39. 39. Personal Reflection <ul><li>Why do I want to do a placement? </li></ul><ul><li>How serious are you about doing something like this? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you personally hope to get out of it? </li></ul><ul><li>How realistic are your expectations? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you bring to a company we match you up with? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Any Immediate Questions/Concerns?
  41. 41. Company Interest/ Other Questions/Concerns? <ul><li>Doug McQueen Gr. 9/10 Counselor (A-Lh) </li></ul><ul><li>Bearcat Summer Internship Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  42. 42. “ Stay Hungry , Stay Foolish ” Steve Jobs