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Academic Counseling Session October 21, 2008 Purpose: to chart out an academic course for each student. Method: induction; counseling; progress meeting with parents and students; teacher guidance; British Council liaison; Websites and brochure browsing and personal connections.


Timeline: October 2008: ~ Induction; progress meeting; short listing. June/July 2009: ~ meeting with parents and students to initiate application process; ~ preparation for SATs etc. September till December 2009: ~ application process.


So:

What should the next step be: Think Think Think……………………. What am I good at? What do I want to do in life? Where do I shine? Where is my calling? Where will I contribute most to the society around me?


Holland Codes are personality types created by psychologist John Holland


Holland argues that 2-3 types dominate in each person. Realistic - practical, physical, hands-on, tool-oriented Investigative - analytical, intellectual, scientific, explorative Artistic - creative, original, independent, chaotic Social - cooperative, supporting, helping, healing/nurturing Enterprising - competitive environments, leadership, persuading Conventional - detail-oriented, organizing, clerical


WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?


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Typing reports or entering data Leading group activities Reading art and music magazines Carpentry and other building projects Using a chemistry set Making new friends   Keeping detailed records Working on a sales campaign Designing clothes Decorating rooms Doing puzzles or playing word games Going to church/mosque   Word processing Talking to salespeople Acting in or helping to put on a play Working with animals Advanced math Helping the elderly   Working nine to five Being elected class president Learning foreign languages Cooking Physics Attending sports events  

Using a cash register Talking to groups of people Drawing or painting Fixing cars Astronomy Belonging to a club Using office equipment Buying clothes for a store Writing stories or poetry Fixing electrical appliances or repairing household items Flying airplanes or learning about aircraft Teaching children Filing letters and reports Talking to people at a party Going to concerts or listening to music Wildlife biology Creating a project for a science fair Studying people in other lands Working with a budget and preparing financial reports Selling insurance Playing music Putting together model kits or craft projects Working in a lab Helping people solve personal problems


Add up your interests to find your Holland Code – – – – –

 

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Count all the number 1s you’ve checked. Put that total on the line below. Repeat this for numbers 2 through 6. Notice, each number corresponds with a letter. Write the letters of your three highest numbers in the “Holland Code” box below

1s = C ______

2s = E ______

3s = A ______

4s = R ______

5s = I ______

6s = S ______

 


  Conventional people

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like to work with data have clerical or numerical ability and attend to detail  They usually enjoy following other people's instructions   Investigative people

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like to observe, investigate, learn,  analyze, evaluate        or solve problems   Artistic people have artistic, innovative or intuitive  abilities  They usually like to work in an  unstructured       situation using their imagination or  creativity  

•Social people • •like to work with people  •They like to inform, enlighten, help, train, •      develop or cure people  •They may also be skilled with using  language and words •  •Enterprising people • •also like to work with people  •      but they like to influence, persuade or  perform  •They like to lead or manage for  organizational goals or •      economic gain •  •Realistic people • •have athletic or mechanical ability •They prefer to work with objects,  machines, tools, plants or animals •They usually like to work outdoors.


Conventional •Accountant/Auditor •Bank Teller •Bookkeeper •Broadcast Tech. •Computer Operator •Court Reporter •Credit/Loan Clerk •Dispatcher •Electronics Assembler •Expeditor/Production Controller •General Office Clerk •Legal Assistant

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Library Assistant Medical Record Tech. Payroll Clerk Postal Clerk Proofreader Receptionist Secretary Tax Preparer Transcriptions Underwriter Webmaster


Artistic • Actor • Advertising Agent • Architect • Archivist and Curator • Artist • Choreographer • Commercial Artist • Composer

• Director • Fashion Designer • Graphic Artist • Industrial Designer • Interior Designer • Landscape Architect • Musician • Merchandise Displayer • Photographer


Investigative

• Actuary • Agricultural Scientist • Anthropologist • Biological Scientist • Chemist • Chiropractor • Computer Programmer • Dentist • Drafter • Economist • Engineer • Geologist • Hazardous

•Materials Technician • Market Research Analyst • Meteorologist • Nurse Practitioner • Optometrist • Pharmacist • Physician • Psychologist • Speech Pathologist • Statistician • Surgical Technician • Systems Analyst • Veterinarian


Social

• Air Traffic Controller • Athletic Trainer • Clergy • Cosmetologist • Counselor • Dental Hygienist • Dietician • Elementary/Middle/High  School Teacher • Health Administrator • Historian • Home Health Aide • Law Enforcement  Officer

• Librarian • Loan Officer • Mail Carrier • Medical Assistant • Nurse • Personnel Manager • Physical Therapist • Podiatrist • Radio/TV Broadcaster • Radio logic Technician • Recreation Guide • Respiratory Therapist • Social Worker


Enterprising

• Auto Salesperson • Brokerage Clerk • Business  Executive/Manager • Chef/Dinner Cook • Compliance Officer • Customer Service Rep. • Database Administrator • Detective/Investigator • Emergency Med. Tech. • Financial Manager • Flight Attendant • Funeral Director • Hotel/Motel Manager • Writer or Editor

• Insurance Agent • Interpreter/Translator • Lawyer • Legislator • Marketing/Public  Relations Manager • Occupational Therapist • Park Ranger • Real Estate Agent • Reporter • Restaurant Manager • Security Guard • Travel Agent • Urban Planner


Realistic

• Aircraft Mechanic • Appraiser • Auto Mechanic • Bricklayer • Building Maintenance • Carpenter • Computer Repairer • Construction  Manager/Laborer • Dental Lab Technician • Electrician • Engineering Tech. • Farmer or Rancher • Firefighter • Fish/Game Warden

• Floral Designer • Groundskeeper • Heating/Cooling Mech. • Jeweler • Machinist • Mechanical Engineer • Office Machine Repairer • Optician • Pilot/Flight Engineer • Plumber/Pipe fitter • Robotics Technician • Sound Engineer • Truck Driver • Welder • Zookeeper


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   COUNSELING PROGRAMME FOR A LEVEL STUDENT 2008-2009   Student’s Name ___________________Class ________Date __________    Students are required to fill out the following information after discussion with their parents, and submit the form to the A Level Facilitator by Thursday, October 23, 2008.  All information given here will be kept confidential. Precise and factual information will be expected and appreciated.   1. Subjects taken at A Level:_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

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2. Academic strengths in the following order: i)_______________ii) ________________ iii) ______________ v)_______________ v)________________     3. The rationale for the above ranking:   _____________________________________________________

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4. In which academic area do I feel I lag behind in class? _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________  5. Alternative measures that can be taken to improve my performance are… Elaborate on the following:     i) Change of learning strategies: _________________________________________________ ii) Change of teaching methodology: _________________________________________________ iii) Hard work and persistent effort on my part:   _________________________________________________       6. What universities/colleges in Pakistan have I short listed for myself and why? _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________


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    7. What International universities/colleges have I short listed for myself and why? _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________     8. Other comments: _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________       ____________________ __________________ Signature of student Signature of parents


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