How to choose a future profession
Choosing a profession is one of the most important decisions we make in our lives. It is a decision that not only satisfies our financial needs but also gives us fulfillment and happiness. While nobody can make this decision for you, it is essential to ask yourself the right questions and seek advice from others.
The Karpinski Foundation recognizes the importance of career guidance and organized career guidance lectures for their scholarship holders and their parents. The lectures were conducted by Pavlol Hood, the deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Ukrainian Catholic University. He not only gave lectures but also taught the teenagers how to test their future profession.
The meetings were interactive and engaging. Participants were asked to identify three dream professions, and experts were involved in the discussion. Parents and close friends suggested the qualities of teenagers that might be needed in their future professions. Paul Hood organized calls with representatives of certain professions. They explained all the pros and cons of their work, what skills are essential, and what is needed to obtain this specialty. The main idea was to ensure that teenagers looked at their future profession from the inside and made sure it was close to their heart before choosing a higher education institution.
After these lectures, some teenagers were convinced of the correctness of their choice, while others changed their minds. Although it is impossible to make a final decision in one day, everyone went home with new insights and perspectives.
Parents also had interesting conversations about the professions of the future and how to support their children in their choices without deciding for them. They learned how to give advice and encourage their children to think for themselves.
All meetings were held in small groups outdoors to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
As Maria Karpinska said, “We believe that this course will teach teenagers to ask themselves the right questions and become one of the steps towards their dreams. We hope that after these lectures, teenagers will choose a profession that brings them real happiness and satisfaction.” The Karpinski Foundation continues to support the education and development of young people and hopes to inspire them to pursue their passions and aspirations.