Careers Advice, Guidance & Counseling Target
What students choose to do as a career is directly influenced by how they think, that is, by their theoretical perspective. However, this perspective may not be something they consciously develop over time. Making a career plan at ‘A’ Level is a critical decision of one’s life and it often proves a mammoth task for the students. The school provides a well resourced career advice service that assist students to explore their options and select tertiary institutions that would help them achieve their career goals. The facilities and services offered include.
- A comprehensive careers programme for all Year 12 and 13 students on personalised advice, guidance and counselling with regular group sessions on a variety of and right career choices.
- All Year 13 students participate in the centigrade programme at the beginning of their academic year or end of Year 12 on guidance and suggestions regarding Higher education courses. The programme provides each student with a personalised profile on interests, qualities, skills, special talents, achievements, etc with an aim of targeting the right course.
Group & Personalized Career Guidance
- Advice and guidance on university/college applications and admissions from start to finish (choosing a course to accepting a place). This focuses on exploring study opportunities in different countries, best institutions and study programmes, students finance, scholarships based on merit and need, accommodation and student life, among others.
- Advising students on choice of ‘A’ Level subject combinations based on their abilities, interests and future career plans (course/job – matching).
The careers Library is well stocked with prospectuses, directories, handbooks and reference books on a range of careers and courses. There is easy access to careers internet sites and up-to-date computer-based career programmes (Higher ideas). Students have a facility to loan information booklets, CDs/DVDs and prospectus from the Library.
- Organizing students for universities fairs, career information sessions, talks and presentations by university representatives and professional institutions to expose them to various opportunities available throughout the world. We have successfully hosted several U.K. universities and Australian universities/Colleges Fairs.
Peer Counseling Sessions
- Peer counselling sessions are usually conducted where our old students from different universities meet and talk to current students about university life and thereafter.
- Work experience/attachment, be it part-time or full time makes students appreciate that career-oriented placement is beneficial to their proposed courses and future employment prospects. The department organizes venues for students work experience in order to develop skills and personality types that correspond with work environment. We also advise them how to secure work placement on their own.
Other career Guidance Services
- We maintain close links with foreign mission offices especially U.K., USA, Canada, India and Australia in regard to their higher education policies and visa requirements.
- Invitation for interviews may seem daunting to many students. We help them with interview skills training on how to prepare for the interviews and discover more about the courses they with to pursue. They are also guided and prepared for university admissions tests.
- We encourage a closer partnership with parents in our efforts to advice and guide students make the right career choices. Through career talks and consultations with parents, there is always positive ‘parent power’ to support their children when considering career choices. All avenues are open wide to explore and build up a successful future.
On 20th June 2013, 54 Year 12 Students attended the 11th exhibition by Kenyan Universities at K.I.C.C to explore study opportunities in local Universities.
On 26th June, 2013 all Year 13 Students participated in the Centigrade Programme presentation on Higher Education courses and Careers choices.
On 28th June 2013 46 prospective U.C.A.S applicants attended a careers session where they were guided and advised on application procedures for 2014 entry.
On 3rd July, Incoming Year 13 Parents attended a careers evening talk/presentation on Career pathways, application processes and Visa applications for Canadian Universities.