Career Counseling Office
The Career Guidance Program at Sagesse High School aims to help students become more informed to make better educational and career choices.
Career Guidance Factors
• Develop students’ self-awareness which helps determine their type of intelligence, learning style, interests, values, abilities, and personality.
• Provide students the resources for possible job opportunities, occupations, and their educational requirements.
• Engage students in the decision-making process when selecting their career path that adheres to their own interests, values, abilities, and personality.
• Recommend high school programs based on academic curricula and organize university fairs.
• Arrange job training, work placements, and community-based learning programs.
• Organize workshops, classes, and lectures.
• Provide specialized counseling and intervention services.
Philosophy and Rationale
• Every student is unique and should be treated with respect and dignity.
• Every student has the opportunity to succeed.
• Learning is a lifelong process.
• Fostering a positive self- image is the collaborative effort of the school, home and community that leads to responsible citizens.
• The diverse needs of students must be addressed to all educational levels through the guidance and counseling program.
• Providing comprehensive developmental personal and social skills to achieve optimum benefits from the educational program.
Career Decision-Making Steps
Selecting a career calls for responsible decision making. The following guidelines will walk you through the process of planning for your future career.
Step One: Decision Making
• What should my major be?
• Do I want to be a full-time or part-time student?
• What do I want to do when I finish my education?
Step Two: Self-Awareness
• What do I enjoy doing?
• What activities do I enjoy the most?
• Who are the people with whom I would like to work?
• What kind of job settings would I most enjoy?
• What can I do best?
• What are my strengths and weaknesses?
• What are my strongest skills and abilities?
• What skills do I want to use on the job?
• What skills would I like to acquire?
• What kinds of things are important to me in a career?
• In what ways must I be challenged and rewarded on the job?
• What types of work environments would make me happy?
Step Three: Exploring Options
• At this point in my life, what choices do I have?
• Do I have a strong interest in specific careers?
• What other types of careers should I be considering?
• What information do I already have about my career preferences?
• How can I get more information and access more resources about the career(s) I am interested in?
Step Four: Evaluating Options to solve the Problem
• Determine the pros and cons of each option.
• Identify the values and needs that are being met by each option.
• Identify the risks involved with each alternative.
• Vision the probable future consequences of selecting each option.
Step Five: Select One of the Options
Based on the information you have gathered and analyzed, you should now be able to choose one of the career options and move on to your plan of action.
Good luck with making your career decision!!