On February 2, AUN Academy American Track held its annual career day where four professionals addressed students.
The administrator of the school, Ms. Rose Clarkson, said the program was organized to help students choose their career path at an early stage.
Counseling Psychologist at AUN, Ms. Regina Mousa, had an interactive session with the students on choosing a career. She also sensitized them to subject combinations for various professions.
"Before you choose a career, you have to know what your passion is, do your research on a choice, of course, know if it is a course your parents can afford, and get a role model relating to the course to know if it is something you can do."
Ms. Mousa advised that the students should follow their passion as opposed to parents or peer influence when choosing a career path.
"Don’t choose a course because of your parents or friends. Do what you are passionate about because in the end when you are not satisfied with your job, it will be a waste of time and won't be able to serve well."
A broadcast journalist, Charles Doke, spoke about his profession and ways to make money as a journalist. "You have to be a creative person to be a journalist. But some of us who want to make money as risk takers, the higher your risk, the more money you make.”
SITC Instructor, Engr. Emmanuel Nicholas spoke on the requirements for engineering studies and the different branches one can enroll in engineering.
An agriculture consultant, Rotimi James Ogundijo, who works as AUN's sustainability field research manager, spoke on the importance of agriculture and branches of agriculture as well as subjects required to study agriculture.
"The 'father of all professions' is agriculture. For you to choose agriculture as a profession or in trying to choose it, you are about to put yourself in a big task, and that big task is becoming a custodian of people's lives because the food and animals from agricultural activities are what keep people moving."
Reported by Celine Augustine