1 – Have you ever had any career/profession/school orientation discussions with teachers or other professionals? If YES, when and how useful were they?

 

 

Yes

No

137

163

              %46       %54

%54 of our students didn't have any career orientation discussion with teachers or other professionals. This is because of the fact that we rarely have this kind of meetings  with the students in our country.  The ones that had discussions tell they talked to their teachers at the end of 9th grade when they are about to decide their fields. They express that they found it useful to some extent.

2 – Have you ever been applied questionnaires on career/ profession/ school orientation? If YES, do you remember how many and how often you have had to answer these?

Yes

No

69

231

 %23         %77

 

As seen in the column, 77% of the students haven't been applied any questionnaires on career orientation.  The students  applied express that they have been applied once in the secondary school and another time in the 9th grade.

 

3 – You have basically chosen the career to follow/ the school to attend: (Circle the option that applies)


a) Following your parents’ advice/example/desire;
b) As a result of career orientation investigation done by the school;
c) Going for your friends’ options, as you did not want to go separate ways.
d) On my own

B

C

D

123

68

18

91

%41

%23

%6

% 30

As you can see, %41 of our students have chosen the career to follow  by following their parents' advice, example or desire and %30 have chosen their own decision to follow a career or attend a school is in the second place.

4 – As student of your school you consider the courses offered there: (Circle the option that applies)
a) Mostly matching your personality and rewarding in the long term in terms of career building;
b) Somehow matching your personality and possibly rewarding in the future;
c) Totally unfit with your personality and irrelevant for your future.
Please briefly explain your choice here:

A

B

C

79

180

41

%26         %60        %14

The students of our school generally consider the courses offered in the school somehow matching their personality and possibly rewarding in the future because most of them have come to school without their own will but through the high  school entrance exam which doesn't evaluate the talent but the general academic success.

5 – As student, the decision on the school of your choice or on the career to pursue has been influenced by talents or skills noticed during your previous school years? (Circle the option that applies)
a) To a great extent;
b) To some extent;
c) Not at all.

A

B

C

73

171

56

  %24        % 57        %19

Our students' decisions on the school or on the career have been influenced by talents or skills to some extent as students are accepted to the high school according to their general academic success not their talents or skills.

6 – Of the following, which one(s) best describe the factors that generally guide career orientation options with young people of your age?
a) Family tradition b) Financial reasons c) Social positioning 
d) Personal decision e) Aptitudes f) Local realities
Please explain your choice(s) briefly here:

 

A   

B

C

D

E

F

64

72

54

225

146

39

 

As seen in the column D, they think personel decision and  aptitudes play the most important role guiding young people to decide their careers. However, in career orientation process they cannot decide according to these factors because of the entrance exam and parental pressure.

7 – Have you ever considered changing your hobby into a career on entrepreneurial basis? If YES, please give us details.

 

Yes

No

130

170

 %43           %57

57% of our students haven't ever considered changing their hobbies into a career on entrepreneurial basis. 43% of them have considered it as they want to make a living by their hobbies.

 

 

8 – Have you ever observed your personal development in any area, outside school restraints? If YES, please give details.

Yes

No

112

188

 %37

%63

 

9 – Do you think the media today has an influence upon young people’s career choices? If YES, please explain briefly.

 

Yes

No

137

163

  %46         %54

 

10 – How sure are you now of your future career orientation and decision?
a) Very sure;
b) Somehow unsure
c) In the dark.
You may explain briefly your choice here:

 

A

B

C

99

181

20

%33

%60

%7

60% of our students are not so sure about their future career because they have to prepare for the university entrance exam, the result of which will be influential on their career decisions.