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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Counselling students

An interesting night the other day. Five students from KUIZ, who were finishing a Diploma in Business, came to my house looking for advice on furthering their studies. My approach is straightforward:
- Decide whether you want a job that is halaal / haraam
- Decide what is your desired lifestyle (routine, travel a lot,.....)
- Decide whether you prefer to deal with people, paperwork or numbers
- Decide whether to do a degree that is specialized or general
We had a good discussion. I discouraged them to do certain courses that have no longer any future and I discouraged them to go for courses that are "hot potatoes" today but with no job opportunity when they will enter the job market.....

Another soft skills session