The Career Advisory cell helps students to become familiar with career opportunities by providing them with vital information on global competitiveness in the fast paced world, in order to make informed choices with regard to their career options
I have had your parents asking me about the process of choosing, and being chosen by, a college and experts agree that the key to a successful college search is to get organized. Here are those important organizational steps
Before you look at any college Web sites, start a spreadsheet that includes the characteristics you’re seeking in a college, such as:
Once you have created this basic spreadsheet, add items that are of particular importance to you. Do you know that you are interested in microbiology? If so, add this item to your spreadsheet. Few schools offer an undergraduate major in this discipline, so you will want to look more carefully at those who do. Do you want to be able to do research in a specific area? Do you want a particular sports program? Add these to your sheet before you open your Web browser.
It’s OK to be undecided about your major. Many schools don’t require you to choose a major immediately. A small, liberal arts setting may allow you to explore multiple avenues of study before deciding on a career focus. Don’t forget to note how soon you must declare a major on your spreadsheet.
Even if you don’t have a major in mind, you should start thinking now about your passions. Jot some thoughts down on these questions: What do you like to do? Do you like to be outdoors? Do you like debate (sometimes referred to by your parents as arguing)? Are you passionate about caring for animals? Are you interested in how business works? Is there a profession you find intriguing, even if you don’t yet know a lot about it? Remember, this list is yours, so be creative and truthful. You may not know what an area of study is actually called, but as you begin your online research, you will find the names of majors that seem to reflect your interests.
There is no greater joy for an institution than to see its students pass from the portals in to a world that awaits them, into a world they await. There is no greater source of inspiration for all who make an institution than to see young minds blossom in to mature and caring adults who serve not just themselves and their family but the world entire. And to know that such young minds were shaped whilst their tenure at our institution is to acknowledge that we have been shaped by them.
I would like to congratulate Class 2012 for having proven them self to be all that they could be. I would like to congratulate you all for the intrepid manner in which you all faced adversities in these last two formative years; for the determination that you all displayed in following your heart with your mind at the reins. There was no sphere of this school’s activities that you all did not leave a mark on; academia, extra-curricular and sports. And Kudos to the team that led to the launch of PWS MUN. You all held positions of authority which you all carried well on your young shoulders.
For all this, we are proud of you. And we are proud of ourselves for having students such as you amongst us.