CAREER PLANS REPORT
Liceul Teoretic Tudor Arghezi
1. SCHOOL DESCRIPTION
“Tudor Arghezi” high school is situated in the city of Craiova, in the
south-western part of Romania. The school is situated in the north part of
Craiova; we have a total of 1297 students and 84 teachers. The age of our
students ranges between 7 and 19 years old. Our school provides primary
(24%), secondary (26%) and high school classes (50%), but 11% of them
are students enrolled at the Maximum Security Penitentiary who present a
high risk of social exclusion; they are aged and have learning difficulties. In
school there are specializations: literature, social sciences, mathematics and
computer science and natural sciences. Every year about 60 students pass
an examination for a professional certificate in computer science. The
Informatics department consists of three teachers, we have a psychological
department and four graduates of the Faculty of Psychology who collaborate
for counseling and guiding our students.
In the Tudor Arghezi Theoretical High school in Craiova, counseling is
done both individually and in groups by a counseling teacher, who spends a
total number of 14 hours a week in her specialized office. During this
project, she applied questionnaires to secondary school students, and she
counseled the 8th
graders in choosing their specialties and high schools.
Questionnaire no 1
Tudor Arghezi Theoretical High school - number of responses- 112
3. Which would be your favourite high school field?
a. Theoretical /Teoretica
b. Vocational /Vocationala
c. Technological /Tehnologica
4. Rank the following specializations according to your own preferences:
- Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6. Would you like to take a career guidance test?
a) Yes /DA
b) No/ Nu
Conclusions of the study
Most of the 112 students at the “Tudor Arghezi” Theoretical High School
who filled in the questionnaire would choose the theoretical branch (83%). 32% of
them prefer Informatics, and their options for the other specialties mentioned in
the questionnaire are:
- Automotive: 25%,
- Electrical equipment: 19%,
- Trade and services: 16%,
- Textiles: 11%.
As for their appreciation of the high schools in town, 33% of the responding
students think that Tudor Arghezi is a very competitive school.
63% of the responding students are interested in having career tests
Questionnaire no. 2
1.Which are your favourite subjects?
a. Mathematics, ITC, MFC, Informatics – optional course, Physics, Chemistry
b. Romanian, English, French
c. History, Geography, Biology
2. Did you study Informatics in the 5th-8th grades?
3.What do you do to learn something new?
a. you write down the information, you touch the materials or do something with your hands, you stand
up in order to perform various projects, simulations, experiments
b. you talk about the topic and ask questions
c. you read what you have written, you present images, charts, maps, draqings or objects
d. I do not decide beforehand
4.What do you do to explain to your colleagues something you have already understood (a lesson, a
a. you demonstrate an activity and ask them to join you
b. you explain it to them orally
c. you draw, write or mimic in order to explain
d. you give them something to look at – an object, an image or a chart
5.What would you rather do in your free time?
a. use the computer or read a PC magazine
b. listen to music
c. write, draw
6. In which direction do your eyes move when talking to someone?
a. you look at your interlocutor straight in the eyes and expect them to do the same
b. you look at your interlocutor for a short period of time, then your eyes start moving from one
direction to another
c. you look at your interlocutor for a short period of time, just to see their expression, then you look
d. you rarely look at your interlocutor; you get distracted by other activities
7. Which of the following attitudes best describes you?
a. wherever you are, you notice colours, shapes and drawings and you ar good at colours and patterns
b. you cannot stand silence, and if a place is too quiet, you hum, you speak up loud or you turn on the
c. you are sensitive to people’s feelings, and your own can be easily hurt
d. you find it difficult to stand still.
8. What bothers you most when someone is teaching a lesson?
a. listening to a lecture without visual support
b. having to read out to yourself, without any verbal explanations or discussions
c. not being allowed to draw, write down, touch something with your hands
d. having to watch and liste, without being allowed to move
9. Remember a trip or a holiday. After you have relived that experience, what kind of memories
a. what you have seen
b. what you have heard
c. what you felt on your skin and how you felt physically and emotionally
d. your own actions and activities, your body motion
10. If you had to remeber a new word, you would best remember it by:
a. seeing it
b. hearing it
c. writing it
d. mimicking it
a) b) c) d)
Question no. 1 5 2 3 1
Question no. 2 5 0 - -
Question no. 3 5 2 4 1
Question no. 4 5 2 3 1
Question no. 5 5 3 4 2
Question no. 6 5 4 2 1
Question no. 7 5 2 3 1
Question no. 8 5 2 4 1
Question no. 9 5 4 3 2
Question no. 10 5 4 3 2
1. Between 45 and 50 points: you are interested in the mathematics-informatics profile and you
have the relevant skills
2. Between 30 and 45 points : you are interested in the philology and social sciences profiles
3. Between 29 and 12 points: you are interested in the natural sciences profile
4. Between 12 and 10 points: you are interested in the sports profile and you have the relevant
For a number of 45 8th
graders, career plans were drawn, consisting of the questionnaires above, as
well as of the following:
- the family job tree, in view of identifying how career options are influenced by the students’
- their high school and specialty options
- a description of their chosen profession: necessary abilities and educational path
3.The family job tree
According to the activity plan designed for this project, a number of 6 students who chose
mathematics and informatics out of the total number of 45 students were selected for further study
Two of them admitted that they were directly influenced by their family tradition in choosing their
job, in the sense that they intend to train for the jobs that some of their relatives already have.
4.High school and specialty decision
High school 1 -1p
High school 2 – 2p
High school 3 -3p
After having been informed of the high schools and specialties in the county of Dolj, the students
were counseled as for what high school to choose, by filling in the above grid. The students chose 3 of
the high schools presented above and ranked them according to each criterion in the grid, depending on
how much the respective high school met the respective criteria. They gave points to each option,
added them, and used the resulting numbers to reach the final result in terms of high school and
In the case of 3 students the highest number of points was awarded to the Carol I National College,
the second in ranking was the Fratii Buzesti National College, while 1 of the 6 students chose the Tudor
Arghezi Theoretical High school.
5.Description of the chosen profession: necessary skills and educational path.
Each student filled in their career plan with information regarding their chosen profession,
with mentions of the necessary skills, the specifics of the respective activity and the educational
path that needs to be taken in order to specialize in the respective profession.
Members of the project Coordinator of the project,
Avram Florenta Georgeta Manafu