Choosing a career (1)


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Choosing a career (1)

  1. 1. CHOOSING A CAREER Presented by Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo 2011
  2. 2. Career Options <ul><li>There are hundreds of career options: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you make a career choice when you don’t really know what to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it seem like a big hurdle? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Follow these steps to make a good career choice: <ul><li>Learn about yourself or assess yourself: </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Personality traits </li></ul>
  4. 4. Assessment Tools <ul><li>Career Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Career Counsellors </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development Professional </li></ul>
  5. 5. How to Choose a Career after High School <ul><li>Your Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Find out which subjects you like and which you don’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid linking your interest with your marks all the time. It may happen that you may score more in the subject you do not like. </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing the subject you like helps you to learn quicker and achieve great heights . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Abilities <ul><li>Abilities are as important as self interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Though you have an interest in a particular subject, you should have the ability to interpret it, remember the concepts and apply them practically. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult your parents or teachers who know your strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Career Growth Opportunities <ul><li>Look at the growth opportunities available in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet job market experts, conduct a self research. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that it is in hot demand and job opportunities are available in plenty. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Money is an important factor <ul><li>All students need to recover their educational expenses and earn well to live a better life. </li></ul><ul><li>Research the salary packages for the jobs after doing a particular course becomes essential. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Career Tests <ul><li>These tests include objective questions having multiple choices from all subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>They test reasoning, creativity, logical thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Consult Career Counselors, they will ask you your preferred career choice and how you need to prepare for it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Careers after Class XII Career Planning and Choice of Courses: <ul><li>Whether you opt for a career in jobs or prefer to be on your own, remember that there is fierce competition for getting a space in the world of work. Remember the old adage: ”Survival of the fittest”. </li></ul><ul><li>In view of new developments primarily triggered off by the information technology (IT) and globalisation of the economy, there are now more options than ever before. You will have to look for options. Remember also that these are days of specialisation . </li></ul>
  11. 11. When should you begin Career Planning? <ul><li>The appropriate age for making a start is 14-15 years. </li></ul><ul><li>When you enter class IX under 10+2 pattern of education. This is the formative age to shape your career. </li></ul><ul><li>After 10+2 level a wide variety of course options are available to choose from: science, arts and humanities and commerce </li></ul><ul><li>For example: If you want to take up engineering degree course, you should opt for Physics, Chemistry and Maths. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vocational Courses <ul><li>Various vocational courses are available in different areas. The most sought after ones of course are the polytechnic courses of three-year duration leading to diplomas in different branches of engineering and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The advantage of polytechnic courses is that in some branches a diploma holder can make a later entry into degree level engineering courses. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Issues to be considered before you embark upon planning your career <ul><li>Do you need an immediate job because of some adverse family circumstances? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your family financially sound enough to pay for your professional education ? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Distance learning if you need a job after10+2 <ul><li>There are many options available. You can study at your own space and time. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignou – Indira Ghandhi National Open </li></ul><ul><li>University. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several other Universities too. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Spiraling cost of Professional Education <ul><li>In Professional Colleges there are two categories of seats “free seats” and “payment seats”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Free seats” are highly subsidised. Generally “free seats” are allotted on the basis of merit and performance at the entrance tests CET. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships, freeships and other financial supports are scarce. </li></ul><ul><li>Education Bank loans are available with conditions. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2 steps before you proceed for Career Planning <ul><li>Assess your strengths and weaknesses, likings, aptitudes and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Gather as much information as possible about the various educational opportunities and choose one that conforms to your assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Both are easily said than done. Therefore it is necessary for schools to provide vocational guidance and counselling. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 3 Streams of courses plus 1 <ul><li>As stated earlier, at the 10+2 level you have three options: </li></ul><ul><li>The Science Stream </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts/Humanities Stream </li></ul><ul><li>The Commerce Stream </li></ul><ul><li>The Vocational Stream </li></ul>
  18. 18. SCIENCE <ul><li>There is a common belief that science is the most important subject. </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a general feeling that the best students opt for science. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, brilliance and intelligence is not the exclusive preserve of science. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Courses for Science Students <ul><li>If you are interested in doing engineering courses, such as civil, mechanical, electronics, metallurgy, computers, the option should be for a combination of mathematics, physics and chemistry (MPC) </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>B. If you wish to take up medicine, dentistry, agricultural Sciences, dairy science or biological sciences (biochemistry. Biotechnology) the combination should be biology, physics and chemistry (BPC) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>C. The advantage of choosing science stream is that you can shift to the other two streams viz.’ humanities and commerce. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also be the gateway to a large number of career and course options. </li></ul><ul><li>In the South, subjects such as microbiology and computer science can be chosen at the BSc level. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>D. You can also choose degree courses in several emerging professional areas, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, computer, business administration, hotel management,, tourism management. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>E. You can also opt for courses outside the university stream, such as hotel management, fashion technology, industrial design, packaging, aircraft maintenance engineering, government accredited computer courses and a host of vocational courses. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are very clear that science is not your cup of tea, there is no point in wasting two precious years simply because it keeps many options open. </li></ul>
  24. 24. ARTS/HUMANITIES <ul><li>This stream also offers many options other than the usual B.A. Course. You can take up education, law, travel and tourism, advertising, journalism, performing arts, business management, so on and so forth. </li></ul>
  25. 25. COMMERCE <ul><li>Next to science, commerce stream opens up a variety of options. Some examples are company secretary-ship, chartered accountancy, cost accountancy, business management, computer. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Com degree with Computer as one of the combinations is now a much sought after course. </li></ul>
  27. 27. CAREERS FOR CHRIST <ul><li>WANTED PRIESTS, SISTERS, BROTHERS… </li></ul><ul><li>TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF GOD! </li></ul><ul><li>Is Jesus calling you? </li></ul><ul><li>What Is Your Response? </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Lord, Your Servant Is Listening… </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>YOU ARE LIKELY to hear God’s call several times before you realize who is calling. Your task is to listen, to listen well, and, once you’ve heard God’s voice to follow it. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the four-step process </li></ul><ul><li>TAKE THESE STEPS as you go through the process of discernment: </li></ul><ul><li>1. BECOME AWARE </li></ul><ul><li>2. GATHER INFORMATION AND INVESTIGATE THE MANY AVAILABLE OPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>3. CHOOSE WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND TO BE GOD’S WILL </li></ul><ul><li>4. LOOK FOR CONFIRMATION OF YOUR CHOICE </li></ul>
  29. 29. Family Prayer for Vocations <ul><li>O Divine Jesus, Who has taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest that He send forth laborers into His harvest, be pleased to raise up many holy Priests and religious to work according to the intentions of Your Heart and to procure by their ministry the salvation of souls and the glory of Your Father. </li></ul><ul><li>And if it should please You, O Lord to choose one such from our family kneeling before you at this moment, we thank You with all of our hearts on this earth and for all eternity. Amen. </li></ul><ul><li>Mary, Mother of Vocations. Pray for us. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Priest <ul><li>To live in the midst of the world </li></ul><ul><li>without wishing its pleasures: </li></ul><ul><li>To be a member of each family </li></ul><ul><li>yet belonging to none; </li></ul><ul><li>To share all sufferings; </li></ul><ul><li>To penetrate all secrets; </li></ul><ul><li>To heal all wounds; </li></ul><ul><li>To go from men to God </li></ul><ul><li>and offer Him their prayers </li></ul><ul><li>To have a heart of fire for charity and </li></ul><ul><li>A heart of bronze for chastity; </li></ul><ul><li>To teach and to pardon, console and bless always; </li></ul><ul><li>My God what a life! “And it is yours. </li></ul><ul><li>O Priest of Jesus Christ!” </li></ul>
  31. 31. A young candidate choosing to join the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo - Mexico <ul><li>Here I am Lord, To Follow You. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Religious Profession -Poland
  33. 33. Religious Profession -India CONGRATULATIONS!
  34. 34. Celebrating Independence Day - 15 th August <ul><li>Indian Sisters at our Mother House -Belgium </li></ul>
  35. 35. GRATITUDE : <ul><li>Input & Presentation – Sr. Sheila </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point & Animation – Sr. Kesari </li></ul><ul><li>Parish Clergy </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Support Staff – Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo –Mumbai / Vasai </li></ul>