Career Guide for students (CGS)

INITIATED BY: JOEL JOHN BAUNA

Introduction

Career choice is one of the important choices in life. It determines the path that people take to achieve their dreams. Yet there are many students who don’t know how to make the right choice in terms of their career. Some find themselves studying the wrong courses today, studying what they did not apply for and so do not put in their best. This is a problem to our society, because as long as we keep having graduates who do not know what to do with what they studied except how to just earn a living, there will be no growth and development in the society. The aim of Project CGS is to solve this problem using creative ways to help students understand career and how to make the right choice and also to create awareness on some unpopular career/courses of study in the higher institutions.

Strategies

• Visiting schools to talk to students

• Using Inventories like learning style and personality type tests to help students discover their unique learning style and personality traits

• Making career videos for students

• Creating career games

• Organizing career seminar/events

• Writing a career handbook on some unpopular career/courses of study

• Hosting T.V/Radio shows on career choice

Work done

 I have been able to visit some schools, these include; St Ritas High school Vom, and Jesus bride secondary school Vom, in Plateau state, Yusuf Aboki Secondary school Shika Zaria,  and Government Girls Secondary school Samaru Zaria, Kaduna state.

 I have been able to form a team that will work together to make more impact this year.

Next plan.

 We are planning to organize a career development program for secondary school students in Gombe state in March 2018.

 We are also planning to create career videos and games for students.

Conclusion

Project CGS is commited to help student find the right career and become all they want to be so that our community will be better and grow and develop.        Together we can make Africa a better place.