College and Careers
Career counselling helps students assess factors that influence their future such as educational attainment, personality, interests, values, aptitudes, work experience and parental expectations.
A Note from the Careers & College Counselling Team
Career planning can be a daunting and challenging task for students and their parents; the Career and College Counsellor at Prem is there to help in this process and make it more manageable. I will help students to understand and examine the various factors that influence future career development and choices. These factors include things such as educational attainment, personality, interests, values, aptitudes, work experience and parental expectations.
Career counselling does not tell students what they should do, rather the counsellor is someone to talk to about thoughts, ideas, feelings, and concerns about career and educational choices. I am there to help students sort out, organise, and make sense of these thoughts and feelings. The process is a collaborative one as I work together with students and parents to provide personalised advice, guidance and support. It facilitates the process of students locating resources and sources of information and provides answers they have not been able to find themselves.
Support is provided through different means including 1:1 interviews, group sessions, psychometric tests and the opportunity to meet university and college admissions tutors. Ensuring up to date university, college and labour market information is available is the key to enabling students to make realistic, informed decisions for the future.
The careers and college office will communicate with universities, colleges and employers from around the world, advocate for students if required and arrange the necessary information, documentation, transcripts and recommendations to meet the needs of each individual student and institution.
Dawn Parry and Jurairat Narajitt (Ju)
Careers & College Counsellor
Competitive Colleges Club
The Competitive College Club (CCC) is an after school activity that assists students who want to apply to highly competitive courses, colleges and universities around the world. Students meet weekly and participate in activities such as guest lectures, group activities, application workshops and test preparation. The CCC is open to outstanding students in grades 9-12.
Our school profile for universities can be found HERE
University Offers 2020: Prem Success!
We will be posting this year’s offers over the next weeks, already we are having our best year yet!
For instance, Siraprapa (Gase) has offers from HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Sciences joint with University College London to study in the Faculty of Medicine and Public Health, and University of Liverpool to study Biological and Medical Sciences.
Weechaya (Pew) has an offer from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences to study Biology.
Xirui(Christine) has an offer from University College of London to study Architectural interdisciplinary studies at the prestigious Bartlett school Architecture.
Runlin (Cailley) has an offer from the University of Toronto to undertake Studies in Humanities at the Faculty of Arts & Science
Numerous events take place through the year including Annual Careers, University and College Fair and seminar programme. There are Individual university presentations and attendance at external presentations in Chiang Mai. Please see more below.
Career planning can be daunting and challenging. Career counseling helps students find answers to questions. Career counselling does not tell students what they should do. It is about working together and includes parents in the process.
Prem aims to provide each student up to date information and informed self-awareness that leads to high expectations of future achievements and provide an appropriate level of guidance, advice, advocacy and support. Please see more below.
Careers & College Counselling Programme
Careers counseling helps students find answers to questions they may have concerning their future:
- What field of study should I pursue and how could this affect my future career goals?
- How do I even decide what my career and college goals are?
- What if my career goals are different from what my family thinks they should be?
- Can I change my mind after making my course choices?
- We aim to give each student the following:
Up to date information and informed self-awareness that leads to high expectations of their future achievements
- To develop confidence and purpose in their decision making; through the ability of make realistic higher education destination choices and relate these to the first stages of future career planning
- To provide an appropriate level of guidance, advice, advocacy and support
- To ensure students develop a university or college portfolio during Grades 10 to 12
Applications to Universities and Colleges Worldwide
Every year students who graduate from Prem go onto universities world-wide. Each country has their own specific application process and timeline which can vary considerably even between institutions. Students must be aware of the country-specific timelines and requirements then adhere to them rigidly to ensure their best possible application is presented before the strict deadline dates.
From G9 all students start planning for their future career and college options by working with the college counsellor and accessing Unifrog, our chosen online guidance program. Students can explore career ideas plus educational and work or training based future choices and even take online courses to prepare for the world of work. Unifrog brings all the available information from universities and colleges around the world into one single, impartial, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications.
Extra test requirements
Our aim is to help students become best informed about all their options and choices to enable them to make realistic choices for the future. Extra test requirements vary depending on country and institutions. We help clarify whether students need to provide evidence of their English proficiency for their particular applications.
English proficiency test results such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on country of application. If SAT tests are required for USA applicants these are administered at school.
We are also a registered Cambridge Assessment Centre so students are able to sit examinations for specialist courses such as Medicine, Law or Oxbridge entry.
Careers and Employment in the Future
The ‘world of work’ is changing constantly and more rapidly than ever before. This video gives a good overview of how the future may look for today’s students. Given this pace of change it is vital that students are prepared for life outside of school and our guidance and counseling programme aims to successfully do this.
Prem aims to provide each student up to date information and informed self-awareness that leads to high expectations of future achievements and provide an appropriate level of guidance, advice, advocacy and support.
UCAS – The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is a UK-based organisation who operate the application process for British universities.