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Students

Our career guidance is not designed to tell you what to do, it is designed to be a starting point for education and career exploration.

Figuring out what to do after leaving school is not easy. Trying to understand your options and then deciding what suits you best is even more difficult. We are here to inspire you and give you guidance on how to choose a career and study options.

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Career Test

Understand what kind of work best fits your personality through this easy-to use questionnaire. The test report will list potential careers for your to consider and will be a starting point in your career journey.

Meet Career Advisor

Engage with a professional who can advise you on potential careers to consider, and clarify any and all questions you might have on studies and finding a job.

Career Action Plan

Create a detailed roadmap that tells you what you need to do and study in order to achieve your selected career.

Career Bullseye

Explore occupations by industry. If you have no clue what job to do, then check out industries you are interested in and then locate a job that interests you

MCQ Past Papers

We also provide educational support in the form of FREE interactive MCQ Papers for local O/L and A/L.

FAQ for Students

I don’t know what to do – where do I start?

Start with our free career test. It is an easy-to-use questionnaire that will identify your interests and occupational personality to suggest potential study and career options for you. Even if the suggested options do not meet your wants and needs, at least you will know what to education and career choices to avoid.

 

Do I need to do A/Ls?

Depends. Some tertiary and technical institutions accept students directly after O/Ls for certain courses. You need to identify these courses and how they will support your career development.  If you plan to study abroad then instead of A/Ls you could also consider other entrance exams specific to various countries eg: SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), IB (International Baccalaureate) etc. To get a more comprehensive understanding, engage with a career advisor.

 

What subjects should I do for my O/L or A/L?

The subjects you study in school will be a strong determinant as to what job or higher studies you can do after leaving school.  Talk to our career advisor to understand what subjects to study based on your interests and how your subject choices will shape your future career direction.

 

What should I do after A/Ls? What next after leaving school?

Lots of students face the problem of what to do next. “Should I go for university, find a job or take a gap year?” is a very common question. Don’t worry. Before you make an education or career choice get the right information.

First, find out what you are like and what you could do.  Your personality can shape your career. Our free career test will help you understand your personality and help you understand the type of jobs/study areas that are right for you.

Second, talk to people. Understand what options are available to you. Parents, teachers, working professionals and career advisors are good people to turn to. CareerMe advisors can help you better understand your options and provide comprehensive information on what your choice will mean to you. For example: If you want to be a medical doctor in Sri Lanka, learn what the daily work life of a doctor is like, what different types of medical specialties are there, how many years of study is required, how much you can earn, can you work abroad and what are your job prospects? It is important to research these questions so you can make smart decisions. Talk to an advisor.

 

Should I go to university?

Attending university is a great option for expanding your qualifications and better positioning yourself in the job market. However, you should first consider the career you wish to pursue, so you can select a useful degree that will support your career development. Additionally, certain careers don’t necessarily require university degrees and allow you to start directly after A/Ls through on-the job learning. Our career advisors can help you identify the best education pathways that support your career choice.

 

I want to study abroad. How can I do this?

If you are committed to going abroad for your higher studies, start planning early on key issues such as required exams, financing, university application checklists, and deadlines. Pay particular attention to deadlines, if you wish to start university directly after your A/Ls or O/Ls and not take a gap year. The application process takes several months so if for example you wish to enroll for the September 2018 intake of a US university you would need to apply by end of 2017. Identifying your education options and your immediate next steps is possible with our career advisors.

Most students do not have a complete knowledge of careers and what employers will expect from them. So, career guidance will be highly valuable in helping students pick the right career and understanding about the chosen career.

Anjana Kulasekara
how can we help you?

Contact us at the CareerMe office nearest to you or request a call back for further clarification.

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