2015 - Part 4: Planning my Career
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Planning my Career
by Career Planet Ask Us Manager
It's difficult to get back to work after the holidays. It needs self-discipline! If you need a role model, look to Jesse Owens, the American track star who became “the hero of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. By winning four Olympic gold medals during the Berlin Olympics he showed Adolf Hitler and others who believed that African Americans are an inferior race, that they were soooo wrong!
This is quote by him:
‘We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.’
Write it out and stick it above your study area to remind you of what it takes to reach your dream.
OPEN DAYS: CLICK HERE
From this month onwards, colleges and universities start having Open Days.
University of Johannesburg offers:
- Mini Open Days for Grade 12 learners
- Open Days for Grade 11 learners and
- Subject Choice Seminars for Grade 9 learners.
Book for an Open days www.future.uj.mobi and register on the site to book.
University of Free State – 9 May 2015
University of the Witwatersrand - 9 May 2015 from 09 -14.00
- East and west campus, Braamfontein
- You will be exposed to their academics so that you can learn more about your study options and possible career path choices available to you. Lab tours and breakaway talks will also be available. Consultants from the Student Enrolment Centre will be on hand to give advice. All top achieving Grade 11 and 12's welcome.
- http://www.wits.ac.za/yourfuture to book.
Central University of Technology
- Welkom Campus: Career Fair - 12th May
- Bloemfontein Campus: Open Day - 16th May
To find the universities nearest to you, go here: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/institutions
- You can search by province - click on the ‘read more’ box.
- Career Planet will also post the Open Day posts here:
- * FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/CareerPlanetJobs
- * TWITTER: https://twitter.com/career_planet
- At the end of this year you have to choose subjects for your National Senior Certificate (NSC) and certain colleges and universities have career events as well printed and online information which is helpful. It is not too early to visit university Open Days.
- Remember to choose two different industries to explore here: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/choosing-a-career
- Choose one career this month to explore and read about. By the end of the year you should have at least 8 careers that you have explored.
- If you did not do the things suggested in Grade 9, catch up now.
- Perhaps your marks in tests are not so good – learning to study properly now will be worth it, as you go. This is an article you may find useful: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/tools_for_school/how-to-study-in-six-simple-steps
- Choose one career this month to explore and read about. By the end of the year you should have at least 6 careers that you have explored. Here is the place to find them http://www.careerplanet.co.za/choosing-a-career
- Is there one thing that will help you, no matter what? Computer and internet literacy is that thing. Most universities want you to apply online and if you can find what you need to know, on their website, it is a good measure of your ability to manage at university.
- If you did not do the things suggested in Grade 10, catch up now.
- Do you understand about NQF? It stands for National Qualification Framework. Most of the courses you do and most of the qualifications you study for, should be on that Framework. This ensures that any course you do, no matter which educational institution you attend, should be the same. And that is good for employment because employers can see that your knowledge and skills are something they can trust.
- Where are you now and where will you end up on the NQF Framework? http://www.careerplanet.co.za/saqa-and-the-nqf
- If you are stressing about career choice, write to the ASK US TEAM (email@example.com) giving this detail:
- What is your highest grade?
- What are ALL your subjects and your last marks?
- What 3 careers are you interested in?
- To find your nearest Educational Institution tell us where (Cities, Provinces) you can study?
- Open Days at Educational Institutions allow you to get a look at courses and answer career questions.
- If you did not do the things suggested in Grade 11, catch up now.
- Right now, there is nothing you can do that will help you more, than downloading the student guides from the universities (also called Prospectuses). Go here to search: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/institutions
- They include all the information you need to:
- Get Career Advice
- Apply and Register
- Check Admission Requirements for each Faculty
- Bursaries and Financial Assistance
- and much more.......
- If you applied at a university you would be asked to take the National Benchmark Test. You can read about it here: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/faq/what-is-the-national-benchmark-test
- This is a good time to start a study group. A good study group should have different strengths so that you can help each other. You could meet after school and Saturdays. Check various libraries for study guides. Ask your teachers for advice. Read this: http://www.careerplanet.co.za/tools_for_school/what-is-a-study-group
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