Career Guidance

 

Career Development Program

Aim of the Program

The program’s purpose is to assist students in self-understanding and career exploration, emphasizing the link between academic engagement and their life paths after MAC. We ask students to take ownership of the search process with the goal of finding the university that best fits their academic and career interests, geographic preference, and personal goals and aspirations.

To this end we offer group and individual higher education counselling and assistance with the application process.  The program will also provide professional development opportunities for the students to develop and strengthen life skills that will help them lead well-balanced lives.

We know that each student has his or her own path and we strive to help them take ownership of the process and focus on what is best for them as they narrow their academic and university interests, prepare their applications, make their final decisions and transition to their chosen university. 

 

Support Services

The counsellor helps students identify further education opportunities that match their strengths and interests and provides support and advice in completing the necessary applications.
 

Our counsellor also:

  • conducts information sessions on university applications for different countries
  • advises students on international tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT and others
  • arranges campus visits for university representatives
  • delivers workshops to prepare for the university application process (writing personal statements, decision making on course and university)
  • keep parents and students informed about secondary summer programs, university fairs and further education vents
  • conducts talks on “life skills” such as knowing oneself, time management and others
  • coordinates the “Career Lunch Box Series” which features speakers that cover different topics
  • coordinates the Work Shadow Program for Forms 4 and 5, as part of the “Life Skills and Leadership Development Program”.

 

Stages of the Program

Starting from Form 1, students are provided with a structured career education program which includes information and guidance as relevant to their stage of development.  

 

All students will have individual career development plans, starting from Form 1, which will be the basis for the support and guidance that will be given to them.

 

Form 1 – Self-Awareness

Skills workshop:  time management

Individual consultations to develop career development plans

 

Form 2 –Subject Choices for Career Planning

In-class presentation to all F2 students

Advice for parents at subject selection sessions

Individual consultations regarding career and higher education plans

 

Form 3 – Building Awareness of Career Options

Personality assessments

Skills workshop:  GROW Model

Individual consultations regarding career and higher education plans

 

Form 4 – Introduction to the Workplace

Work Shadowing Program:  three-day placements

 

Form 5 – Preparing for Further Education

Workshops to prepare for the university application process (writing personal statements, decision making on course and university)

Work Shadowing Program:  three-day placements

Survey questionnaire to indicate plans for further study

Individual consultations for students’ profiles 

 

Form 6 – Decision Making and Transition

One-to-one meetings with students to discuss post-MAC academic goals

Lunch time information sessions on individual country applications

Individual support and advice throughout application process

 

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