Rumours are flying through cyberspace and at youngling classes all over the galaxy that this year’s CAO numbers are to be the biggest on record, and barring an unexpected mass exodus to the Outer Rim Territories, next year’s Leaving Certificate class will be even larger! So, there is even more reason to start taking your university and career planning seriously, especially if you are Fifth Year. Our dedicated Career and Guidance Counsellor Anne Ryan is always busy meeting with the students in groups and individually, working wonders finding the right course for each of them: it might be Engineering at UCD or Politics at St. Andrew’s or Psychology at Dagobah University…whatever it is, Ms. Ryan usually finds the perfect fit for each Sixth Year who comes into her, even the ones who list ‘Netflix’ and ‘chilling’ as skills on their CV. But why leave it till next year? Ms. Ryan is encouraging current Fifth Years to get a head-start on the university and career decision-making process by taking part in a special career assessment, now. We will let the professional explain the details herself:
I am writing to inform you that a psychometric career assessment – rightcareers4me.com – will be administered to 5th Year students during the month of February.
The assessments measure values, interests, personality, skills and 6 aptitudes. The results of these tests will provide students and their parents with an in depth psychometric profile which will enable students to scientifically identify the right careers and courses.
A comprehensive personalized Careers Report will be issued to each student and this will be followed by a one to one interview with the Guidance Counsellor to discuss the outcomes of the psychometric profile.
The school has negotiated a special price of €45 (normally €100). If you would like your son/daughter to have the benefit of this assessment, please pay through Easy Payment Plus before 10 February 2017.
I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. It will enable your son/daughter to make informed and confident decisions about their future.