Meet your Smart Pal
Need career advice? Tips on balancing coursework and your hobbies? Or maybe you just need someone to listen. Smart Pal is a career consultation service that gives students like you the chance to ask questions and seek advice from a career coach.
Your Questions Answered!
Choosing the best course or career can be challenging. There are so many choices, endless possibilities, and a lot of factors to consider. But did you know that the answer may actually lie within? Yaaay! Here are some of the things you might want to ponder on:
Who Am I?
List down all your interests, hobbies, what you enjoy doing, or things that you are passionate about. These can give you an idea of what you want to be doing in the long run.
What are my strengths/weaknesses?
What am I really good at?
What do I need to improve on?
You also need to be more objective in assessing your skills and strengths. Your personality, aptitude, interests, and career test results in school can give you an idea! These tests objectively measure your strengths in different areas. You can also check your National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) results. There is a portion there where you'll see the list of careers that best fit you.
What do other people have to say?
Ask your parents, family members, friends, teachers, and mentors for advice! They have valuable experiences that might help you in your career decision making. You may also want to seek professional advice from your guidance counselor. He/she can help you match your values, skills, and abilities to a specific career fit for you.
What does the future look like?
Create a career map and see what careers align with your interests, skills, abilities, and goals in life. Research about your top courses, check the curriculum, and look into possible careers that you can pursue once you graduate. If you are still undecided, list down the pros and cons of each career path.
Why should I choose this?
“When the why is clear, the how is easy”. When you are doing things with a purpose, it gives you inspiration and motivation. It serves as your guide and helps you become the person you want to be.
Consider your real passion and interest, acknowledge your gifts, and do not be afraid to explore. To help you plan your next move, here are practical tips on choosing a college course. Click on the link provided to discover exciting careers for you. You got this!
FAQ's About Smart Pal
What kind of questions can I ask?
Your Smart Pal is exactly that—a friend who simply knows a bit more about school, life, and experiences. So you can ask your Smart Pal about almost anything that concerns a student like you, from college applications to career guidance.
Who is my Smart Pal?
Our Smart Pal is a career coach with experience in guiding students like you. She’s always ready for a chat!
Will our chats remain private?
Yes, of course! We will never disclose your information and the contents of your conversations.