Careers guidance is an integral part of student development at Harrow Bangkok. The Careers Department strives to inspire students with a positive attitude and to raise career aspirations. Guidance is given to raise awareness of the opportunities available and to stimulate focus on achieving long and short term career objectives.
We aim to prepare all students to meet the demands of very competitive university entry requirements and a very tough business world. The Careers Programme includes life skills lessons, means testing, work experience and guidance consultations.
Careers within Life Skills lessons
During these lessons students engage in conversations about careers they may wish to pursue and research opportunities available, in order to gain an understanding of different careers and plan on how best to achieve their goals. Students develop their Curriculum Vitae and are guided through the job application process, including conducting mock interviews.
Self awareness and self reflection are important for progress. Students are given the opportunity to reflect on aspects of their personality, academic ability and matters influencing their career choice. During Year 11 students are given the opportunity to complete the Morrisby test, which is carried out by over 200,000 students worldwide every year. This is a comprehensive test to help the students reflect on their careers and university choices. One to one feedback is given to students who participate in the test from a specialist who travels from the UK to give consultation sessions. Parents are also welcome to join these feedback sessions.
On-going support in Years 12 and 13 is available to students who take the Morrisby tests, to provide students with professional careers guidance and help with their university application process.
Work experience is an important aspect of our student’s development. All Year 11 students complete one week of work experience. We have an ever growing bank of professional companies within Bangkok that allow our students to join them for one week to sample work within that professional field, enabling students to gain a greater understanding of the area. Year 12 students have on-going support to provide them with placements throughout the year, to raise awareness of careers opportunities. Work experience can aid the chances of gaining a placement in a student's preferred choice of university.
Individual impartial assistance is given to students as and when required to help inform them on questions they may have regarding careers. This, along with other resources available within the school, aims to help students prepare for adult life.
The course profiles of our alumni students may help to guide student subject choices and aid future career options.
Last updated: 25 Sep 2013 10:09