What to do after leaving school? Should I go to university? Which university is the best for me? What should I study?
These and probably a lot more questions of this kind make young people anxious and stressed. To reduce this kind of stress and to help our students make the right decisions concerning their future we are organising meetings with students (mainly our former pupils) who study at different universities. During the meetings they tell their colleagues about the facts that cannot be found anywhere - they tell them about the students' reality, the competition, the requirements, the social aspects, the finances and perspectives... We hope these meetings are helpful for our school-leavers!
Senior students had 4 meetings with out former pupils who are now studying at different universities. The meetings were organised in accordance with the students' interests. They met the students of veterinary medicine, economy, emergency services, cosmetology and obstetrics.
On 28th April 2017, students from all classes had a meeting with Iliya Garkov (Vice President and General Manager of Dundee Precious Metals, Bulgaria). The main agenda was an in-depth presentation of Dundee Precious Metals’ organization and job/ internship opportunities. Mr. Garkov talked about the history of the mine and plans for the future development. During the Q/A session, students had the opportunity to ask various questions and learned a lot about branches of mining, management, finance and investments.
In June an interesting workshop held by two Erasmus + volunteers (students from Germany and Italy). The two young ladies started by presenting Erasmus+ options for travelling, volunteering and learning. The main topic of the workshop was “Discrimination and school bullying”. Students worked in teams (mixed from 9th to 11th grade).
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A meeting with Nikoleta Pandzherova, a former PELSS “Chelopech” alumna, presently a student at American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, major in Business Administration and Economics
A very informative meeting concerning all the majors which students study at this university; rules and days for applying at the university; extracurricular activities; information and statics about the post-study work-market realization of AUBG students in Bulgaria and abroad.
A visit at the local court in Pirdop. A group of students met Judge Donka Paraleeva who is a PELSS alumna. She graduated Sofia University, Masters in Law.
Judge Paraleeva gave information about the court structure and the whole legal process. Students also received useful information about applying law at university.
In our school we organized a career day to give info about the careers to our students.We took some students from different grades to hospital,court house,offices of some universities to get info about the careers.
In October, students from 12th grade met inspectors from Pirdop Police Department. Due to students’ interest in the above-mentioned profession, they learned more about the requirements for application, university details and subjects learnt, future career development and prospects. The inspectors talked about various ways they use to manage with the stress and job challenges.